The 92nd Street Y announced today two new appointments: Henry Timms will be the new Executive Director, and Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein the Director of Jewish Community.
Timms has served as the interim Executive Director since July 2013, when Executive Director Sol Adler was fired over an affair with his assistant Cathy Marto, who was involved in a kickback scandal.
The board vote for Timms, who is not Jewish, was unanimous, according to a press release. Stuart J. Ellman, the President of the Board of Directors, is quoted saying that the search for the new director was “far-reaching and comprehensive, and we were fortunate to have had such a strong internal candidate in Henry.”
Timms is the co-founder of the Social Good Summit during UN-week in cooperation with Mashable, the Gates Foundation and the UN Foundation, and the co-creator of #GivingTuesday, a national day to encourage charity contributions in the holiday season, held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
The second new appointment is Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, who will step down as the senior rabbi of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue in June after 23 years. Rubinstein will take on his position as Director of Jewish Community and the Bronfman Center of Jewish Life in September.