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JFNA Announces the Executive Accelerator Inaugural Cohort

The Jewish Outlook

Jan 16, 2024

JFNA Announcing the Executive Accelerator Inaugural Cohort

Jewish Federations of North America are proud to announce the inaugural cohort of the Jewish Federations’ Executive Accelerator, a new program designed to equip emerging leaders with the resources, network and coaching to competently and confidently grow into c-suite roles. Thanks to a generous investment from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, participants will engage in a carefully curated year-long experience, growing their leadership presence and capacities through applied learning.

Shira Hutt, Jewish Federations’ executive vice president, champions the Executive Accelerator as an “investment in talent, creating a pipeline for premier leadership across the Federation system.” This selective program will combine professional development, applied learning, cohort experiences, mentorship, Jewish learning and coaching to equip professionals with the tools, resources, and the networks to chart their path forward in the Federation system and to advance flourishing Jewish communities into the future.

To learn more about Jewish Federations’ Executive Accelerator click here or contact Rebecca Ruberg, Senior Director for Executive Recruitment.

Shalom Austin’s Learning and Engagement Director, Alachua Haskins is among the list of leaders of emerging leaders. The entire inagural cohort is listed below:

Tziporah Altman-Shafer, Vice President of Jewish Life and Learning, Milwaukee Jewish Federation  

Gabe Bloomfield, Director of the Executive Office, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver 

Jean Cooney, Vice President, Finance, Combined Jewish Philanthropies  

Ali Duhan, Director, Young Adult Division, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore  

Rebecca Engel, Chief Development Officer, Charleston Jewish Federation 

Nicole Erdfrocht, Director, Philanthropic Engagement, Greater Miami Jewish Federation  

Naomi Fein, Director, Business Operations, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington  

Dara Fersel, Director of Experiences, Amplifier, Jewish Federations of North America  

Hallie Freed, Vice President Innovations and Programs, Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo  

Annie Garrett, Senior Director of Planning, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta  

Sarina Gerson, Associate Vice President, Community Outreach and Engagement, The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago 

Hermione Gilpin, Chief Development Officer, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee   

Annie Glickman, Campaign Director, The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City  

Carly Glikman, Senior Director of Campaign, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas  

Leah Goldman, Chief Planning and Programming Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester  

Pearl Goodman, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto  

Charlene Green, Director, Changemakers Leadership Development, Jewish Federations of North America  

Douglas Greene, Government Affairs & Public Relations Associate, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte  

Alachua Haskins, Learning and Engagement Director, Shalom Austin  

Brian Hoffman, Associate Director of Planned Giving and Endowment, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis  

Lena Katsnelson, Director, Lawyers Division, UJA-Federation of New York  

Jill Komm, Chief Creative Officer, Buffalo Jewish Federation  

Carly Lobenstein, Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer, Jewish Federation of San Diego County  

Leah Markowicz, Senior Director, Campaign, Jewish Federation of Cleveland  

Elina Mazo, Director of Donor Engagement, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte  

Florina Newcomb, Assistant Executive Director, The Birmingham Jewish Federation  

Joshua Otis, Social Services and Community Innovation Director, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 

Jenna Raimist, Annual Campaign Director, JEWISHcolorado  

Isabella Silberg, Director of Development and Programming, Jewish Federation of Tulsa  

Tori Schwartz, Associate Director of Development, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Sabrina Townsend, Associate VP, Evaluation and Quality Improvement, The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago 

Megan Weintraub, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Jewish Nevada  

Hadar Weiss, Senior Director, Institutional Advancement, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey  

Shayna Weiss, Major Gifts Officer, Greater Miami Jewish Federation  

Shani Wilkes, Associate Vice President, Research and Evaluation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies 


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