Washington Federation

  • Galperin to leave D.C. federation to take senior spot with JAFI

    Misha Galperin has notified the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington that he will leave his post as the federation’s CEO this summer to take a position at the Jewish Agency for Israel. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Galperin will take over the position that Maxyne Finkelstein is set… More ▸

  • How did the Washington federation get roped into Madoff?

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington was set to release two reports as to how it and its United Jewish Endowment Fund became entangled in the Madoff scheme, according to the Washington Jewish Week. The documents have not yet been released to the public, but the federation did make them available to the paper: In… More ▸

  • JTA: Federation in D.C. lost investments with Madoff

    JTA’s Eric Fingerhut broke this: The endowment fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington had more than $10 million invested with Bernard Madoff’s scam fund. In a letter to donors, The United Jewish Endowment Fund said the Madoff investments represented less than the 10 percent maximum for any single fund manager in the fund’s… More ▸