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  • Comings & Goings

    The Progressive Jewish Alliance will merge with Jewish Funds for Justice. Ivy Barsky will begin her new job as the director and COO of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia on July 1. She has been the deputy director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New… More ▸

  • Comings & Goings

    Richard Stone was unanimously elected to become the next chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Stone, who will be installed June 1, is a professor at Columbia University Law School, a venture capitalist and chairman of NCSJ, which advocates for Jewish communities in the formerly Soviet republics. Debra Tuchman of… More ▸

  • Comings & Goings

    Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein of New York’s Shaaray Tefila was installed as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Reform rabbinical group. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Conn. was named president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the founding director of Ma’aseh: The… More ▸

  • Comings and Goings

    Dennis Glick, citing personal reasons, submitted his resignation as president of B’nai B’rith International, effective immediately. Allan J. Jacobs, the current chairman of the executive committee, will serve as interim president until a new president is elected at the next board meeting, in May. Rabbi Richard Jacobs, of the Westchester Reform Temple, was selected by… More ▸

  • Comings & Goings

    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 Put "Comings & Goings" in the subject line. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes;… More ▸

  • Comings and goings: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

    The country’s largest Jewish-focused foundation, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, which has about $2.3 billion in assets and gives away more than $110 million per year, has hired two new program officers. Amy Kleine will focus on grants addressing the issues of workforce development, homelessness, and hunger. Alycia Steinberg will focus on grants addressing… More ▸

  • Hillel hires two execs

    Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has promoted both Scott Brown and Aryeh Furst to the position of executive vice president. Brown will be responsible for overseeing Hillel’s campus operations in North America, including human resource development, organizational learning, accreditation, Jewish education and student engagement. Furst, who also will also serve as the organization’s… More ▸

  • A welcome back for me… and some comings and goings for others

    Welcome back from Shavuot everyone. If you ask me, the occasional four-day weekend that the Jewish holidays sometimes provide the employees of Jewish non-profits is proof that God is indeed a philanthropist. I got back from Israel Sunday morning and still have more to write about my trip, and will do so over the next… More ▸

  • Personnel Moves

    The Fundermentalist will be paying close attention to the hirings and firings and comings and goings at Jewish foundations and organizations. Here’s one that just materialized: Martha Molnar, the longtime director of communications at the American Friends of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology will be leaving her post at the end of June…. More ▸