“My decision is bittersweet,” Silverman wrote. “However, as I have always stated, family comes first.”
Up to 90% of Jewish non-profits may need to find new top leaders in the next seven years. What will that kind of sweeping generational change mean for the federations and other communal heavy-hitters?
In the wake of last summer’s bitter Iran debate, the chief executive of Jewish Federations of North America urged its leaders to ensure their organizations are welcoming to people of various political and religious stripes.
This time, it’s not going to be just talking. There’s going to be listening and debating – and, eventually, action. That’s what Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, says will distinguish this year’s General Assembly, which is slated for Nov. 10-12 in Jerusalem, from past G.A. conferences.
Leaders of major Jewish groups say Jews who are critical of Israel don’t really represent the community. So who do the leaders represent?
Jewish federation leaders are bracing for substantial cuts in social service spending. Even with the ‘fiscal cliff’ looming, they are not taking sides in the battle over taxes.
The American Jewish Committee has given away thousands of books, documents and pamphlets as it pares down its research library. Need a copy of ‘Who’s Who of Jewry, 1965’?
It’s been nearly a year since the Jewish Federations of North America vowed to overhaul the way American Jews divvy up contributions for overseas causes. So why is reform so elusive?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his country’s Ministry of Defense to immediately shut down its campaign of moving Israelis into the territory of the future Palestinian state. This week, the Jewish Federations of North America called the settlements “insulting,” and the head of the Anti-Defamation League said they were “demeaning.”
Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America (formerly known as United Jewish Communities), got involved in the Jewish world after a long career in the business world.