The resignation of its longitme president, John Fishel, is just one of many significant changes at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, reports the Forward.
Fishel’s departure is yet another sign that the federation, which lost $6.4 million in the Bernard Madoff scandal, is moving in a new direction. In the past year, it has seen major structural changes. In January 2008, Stanley Gold, CEO of Disney’s investment company, Shamrock Holdings, took over as board chairman. He has slashed the number of board members and retooled the charity’s relationships with the agencies it funds.