Jerry Silverman

  • 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 ▸

  • It’s official: Jerry is in at UJC. Full story.

    Here’s the story: NEW YORK (JTA) — The umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system has hired Jerry Silverman, a key player in raising tens of millions of dollars for Jewish summer camps, as its next president and CEO. Silverman has been tapped to take the reigns at the United Jewish Communities, which… More ▸

  • Wanted: CEO for Foundation for Jewish Camp

    Now that Jerry Silverman is leaving for the UJC, the Foundation for Jewish Camp needs a new CEO. COO Maggie Bar-Tura will serve as the acting CEO while the organization searches, its president Skip Vichness told me this afternoon. A search committee is in place and it will consider candidates from both inside and outside… More ▸

  • Silverman named CEO of UJC

    After months of speculation, the United Jewish Communities announced minutes ago that Jerry Silverman will take over as the CEO of the organization effective Sept. 30. I’ll have more shortly as I just got off the phone with Silverman. But here is the press release from the UJC: UJC/JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE SELECTION… More ▸