We’re resurrecting a JTA weekly feature on notable comings and goings in the Jewish world. If you have any you believe merit mention, you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Comings & Goings" in the subject line.
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- Dan Shapiro, President Obama’s Middle East adviser, was nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel.
- Shai Franklin, policy director at the American Council for World Jewry, left to become executive directord at the Sephardic Community Federation, the political arm of the Syrian community.
- Eli Cohen, director-general of the Jewish Agency’s Aliyah Department, resigned.
- Daniel Schwammenthal, an editorial page writer and Op-Ed editor for The Wall Street Journal-Europe, was appointed as the director of the American Jewish Committee’s Transatlantic Institute, in Brussels.
- Linda Slucker of West Orange, N.J. was elected as the new president of the National Council of Jewish Women at the organization’s 45th national convention, in Dallas, Texas.
- Amanda Esraelian, 17, of Roslyn, N.Y., became the teen president of NCSY International, the Orthodox Union’s youth movement.