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Jerry Silverman

  • Jerry at the JFN

    There’s something about Jerry: Though he hates the description, Jerry Silverman seems to be a rock star no matter where he goes these days in the Jewish philanthropic world — and it was no different at the Jewish Funders Network conference. Silverman is no stranger to the conference, having attended in years past as the… More ▸

  • Changes at Jewish Federations of North America?

    We are hearing some rumors that there may be some significant changes in senior management positions at the Jewish Federations of North America, with several top employees about to be let go. It appears that Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the umbrella organization of the federation system, is about to hand tailor his administration. … More ▸

  • Unpacking the federations’ five areas of focus

    The leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America emerged from their board meetings in Dallas Jan. 25 proudly announcing that after months of conversations with a broad spectrum of representatives from among North America’s 157 Jewish federations, it had developed five areas of focus for the federation system. At first glance, the five areas… More ▸

  • Silverman: We can get through this stronger if we work together

    Jerry Silverman just gave his first stage of the federations address as the CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, delivering the messag eof hpe that many have attached simply to his hiring. In our past interviews, Silverman has tried to assuage some of the more extreme in the system who think that he… More ▸

  • Young folks say that they feel left out by federations, Silverman agrees and invites them in

    Check out the discourse on JTA’s Op-ed page between four young active Jews concerned about their place in the federation system and Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the federation’s umbrella organization, the UJC. Four concerned Jews who recently participated in the Schusterman Foundation’s Kivun Intensive said that the federation system is in dire danger… More ▸

  • Silverman to start a little early

    It appears that Jerry Silverman will be starting at his job a few weeks earlier than expected. He was set to take over for Howard Rieger as the president and CEO of the United Jewish Communities/Jewish Federations of North America on Sept. 30. But according to the following email from the incoming UJC chairperson, Kathy… More ▸