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  • Rakitt choice to become head of Washington federation

    Federation hire: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is coming closer to hiring as its CEO Steve Rakitt, the longtime top executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, but the process is not yet complete, the Washington federation’s president told The Fundermentalist. Rakitt, whose name has been swirling around federation circles in recent days,… More ▸

  • Jewish Funders Network president to step down

    The president of the Jewish Funders Network, Mark Charendoff, will step down at the end of the calendar year, according to a letter the organization’s chairman sent out to JFN members just before Rosh Hashanah. Charendoff has led the JFN, an organization for those who give $25,000 or more per year to Jewish charities, for… More ▸

  • AJCommittee hires former co-director of AJCongress — and says no merger afoot

    Two weeks after the American Jewish Congress suspended its operations, the American Jewish Committee has its highest-ranking professional. The American Jewish Committee, a longtime rival of the American Jewish Congress, has hired Marc Stern, the former co-executive director and general counsel for the AJCongress, as its associate general council for legal activity, the organization announced… More ▸

  • Update and clarification on CEO search in DC

    We have received conflicting responses to our previous post regarding the search for a new CEO for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The earlier post, citing The Washington Jewish Week, claimed that Gil Preuss, a high-up official at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, had been offered the Washington job, but turned it down…. More ▸

  • Spurned by one candidate, Washington federation still looking for CEO

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is still searching for a new CEO after being turned down by its primary candidate, according to The Washington Jewish Week. The federation offered the job to Gil Preuss, an official at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, but Preuss declined the offer, Adam Kredo reported.  The federation will… More ▸

  • Jumping from hack to flack

    Haaretz today took a pretty serious jab at the Jewish Agency for Israel over the agency’s decision last week to refocus its mission from one historically bent on settling the State of Israel and recruiting new immigrants to one aimed at building global Jewish identity. The interesting part, however, is that it will soon be… More ▸

  • Weinberg’s leadership shift

    The country’s largest Jewish-focused foundation, the Baltimore-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, underwent a fairly significant shift in leadership in the past week when a new president and chairman officially took office. The names are not new to the foundation: Rachel Monroe takes over as president, the top professional spot at the foundation, after five… More ▸