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  • Joint names new president

    The Joint has named a new president, Dr. Irving Smokler. Smokler, who is from Boca Raton, takes over for Judge Ellen M. Heller of Baltimore. Here is the release: JEWISH PHILANTHROPIST, DR. IRVING SMOKLER ELECTED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC) NEW YORK, NY, DECEMBER 8, 2008—Dr. Irving Smokler of Boca… More ▸

  • JDC taps new head for Israel social policy center

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has named Dr. Dan Ben-David the director of its Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. The center is an independent social economic think tank that analyzes and develops macro-level policy alternatives. Ben-David, who started at his new post Nov. 1, replaced Professor Yaakov Kop, who had headed… More ▸

  • Comings and goings: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

    The country’s largest Jewish-focused foundation, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, which has about $2.3 billion in assets and gives away more than $110 million per year, has hired two new program officers. Amy Kleine will focus on grants addressing the issues of workforce development, homelessness, and hunger. Alycia Steinberg will focus on grants addressing… More ▸

  • Lookin for a J-O-B?

    The Fundermentalist will also be keeping an eye out for job openings in the Jewish non-profit world. Judging by a quick look at the roundup of Jewish orgs looking for development directors, the Chronicle of Philanthropy may have been dead on when it reported in August that there is a dearth of talent in the… More ▸

  • Hillel hires two execs

    Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has promoted both Scott Brown and Aryeh Furst to the position of executive vice president. Brown will be responsible for overseeing Hillel’s campus operations in North America, including human resource development, organizational learning, accreditation, Jewish education and student engagement. Furst, who also will also serve as the organization’s… More ▸

  • A welcome back for me… and some comings and goings for others

    Welcome back from Shavuot everyone. If you ask me, the occasional four-day weekend that the Jewish holidays sometimes provide the employees of Jewish non-profits is proof that God is indeed a philanthropist. I got back from Israel Sunday morning and still have more to write about my trip, and will do so over the next… More ▸

  • Personnel Moves

    The Fundermentalist will be paying close attention to the hirings and firings and comings and goings at Jewish foundations and organizations. Here’s one that just materialized: Martha Molnar, the longtime director of communications at the American Friends of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology will be leaving her post at the end of June…. More ▸

  • Whispers of cuts at JDC

    The Fundermentalist has heard from reliable sources that the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee could be planning significant layoffs very soon. To be clear, however, this claim has not been confirmed. The organization, which passed a 2008 budget that included a $9 million shortfall, has been hit hard by the falling dollar. Costs overseas for… More ▸