Comings and Goings

  • Dennis Glick, citing personal reasons, submitted his resignation as president of B’nai B’rith International, effective immediately. Allan J. Jacobs, the current chairman of the executive committee, will serve as interim president until a new president is elected at the next board meeting, in May.
  • Rabbi Richard Jacobs, of the Westchester Reform Temple, was selected by the Union for Reform Judaism’s presidential selection committee to be the organization’s next president. If approved by the board of directors, Jacobs will succeed Rabbi Eric Yoffie in 2012.
  • Andres Spokoiny, a native of Argentina and currently CEO of the Montreal Jewish federation, will take over from Mark Charendoff as the new president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network. The appointment is conditional upon Spokoiny’s successfully obtaining a U.S. work visa.
  • Dr. Ehud Kokia, the CEO of Israel’s Maccabi Healthcare Services, was named the new director general of Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. He will succeed Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef.
  • Rabbi Judah Isaacs started work in the newly created position of director of community engagement at the Orthodox Union.
  • Geri Palast, who during the Clinton administration served as the assistant secretary of labor for congressional and intergovernmental affairs, was hired to be the managing director of the Israel Action Network (IAN), an initiative launched in November 2010 by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to combat the assault on Israel’s legitimacy.
  • Eytan Graubart will be the executive director of Habonim Dror Camp Moshava in Maryland, one of seven Habonim Dror camps in North America.
  • Yael David of Livingston, N.J. was elected president of Young Judaea’s new national teen leadership board.
  • Deborah Marton was appointed executive director of New York’s Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, which was the first Jewish congregation established in North America.

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