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  • Comings and Goings

    Simon Klarfeld was named the inaugural executive director of Young Judaea, which is branching off from its longtime parent organization, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Klarfeld comes to Young Judaea following a seven-year stint as executive director of Hillel at Columbia University and Barnard College. Israel (Izzy) Tapoohi was hired as president and… More ▸

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    Maury Litwack has been promoted to the director of political affairs of the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs. For the past three years Litwack has served as national deputy director of the IPA.   Professor Ehud S. Kokia was hired as the director general of Hadassah Medical Organization.  He will oversee both of Hadassah’s… More ▸

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    Lee D. Weiss was appointed as the chairman of the board of directors at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. He comes to the position after serving as the vice chair for the past year.  Jeff Rubin is the new director of communication at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Rubin worked most recently as… More ▸

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    * Simon Greer, president and CEO of Jewish Funds for Justice, is replacing Lance Lindblom as president and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

 * Steven J. Goldberg, director of executive division and the member and unit services division of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will become the interim executive director for the… More ▸

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    * Gershon Baskin has announced that he’s stepping down from his position as co-director at the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information after almost 25 years. He will continue to serve on IPCRI’s board. * At Tablet Magazine, David Samuels became literary editor, and Bari Weiss was appointed senior editor overseeing news and politics…. More ▸

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    * Sue Fishkoff, JTA’s staff writer in the San Francisco Bay Area, is leaving the news agency to become the editor of j., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, succeeding longtime editor and publisher Marc Klein. Nora Contini, j.’s associate publisher, will become publisher. * Professor Suzanne Last Stone of Yeshiva University was appointed academic… More ▸

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    * Efraim Karsh was appointed director of the Middle East Forum on June 7. Daniel Pipes, the forum’s founder and director from the start, assumed the new position of president, a full-time job. * James Besser, long-time Washington correspondent for the New York Jewish Week, will retire on June 21. * The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg… More ▸

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    * Marc S. Klein, the editor and publisher of jweekly.com, is retiring. He will wait to step down after a new editor is found and a transition period occurs. * Phil Jacobs will become the editor of the Washington Jewish Week in late June. Previously he served as the editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times. *… More ▸

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    Allan J. Jacobs was elected the new president of B’nai B’rith International on May 22. Jacobs, who was previously chairman of the executive, was replaced in that position by Gary P. Saltzman of Centennial, Colorado. Rabbi Joshua Elkin, the executive director of the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), will leave the organization at… More ▸