Comings & Goings

  • Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein of New York’s Shaaray Tefila was installed as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Reform rabbinical group.
  • Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Conn. was named president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the founding director of Ma’aseh: The Center for Jewish Social Justice Education, will become the new executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.
  • Abi Dauber Sterne will move to Washington from Jerusalem to take up the newly created position of vice president for global Jewish experience at Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.
  • Jules Gutin, the longtime international director of United Synagogue Youth and Kadima, will transition to a new role at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism: senior education adviser.
  • Melissa Martens was named director of collections and exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
  • Isaac Luria, J Street’s vice president of new media and communications, will be leaving the organization to work on interfaith issues for the Auburn Theological Seminary in New York. Amy Spitalnick, J Street’s press secretary, is also leaving the organization.

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