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New president of Jewish Federations of North America

The next president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, Eric D. Fingerhut, will begin his tenure on Aug. 6.

Fingerhut takes the spot after serving as president and CEO of Hillel International, where he brought change to the 90-year-old organization, according to a news release. Under Fingerhut’s leadership, Hillel’s collective annual revenue grew from $90 million to nearly $200 million.

In addition to his involvement with Hillel International, Fingerhut served in the Ohio State Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Mark Wilf, chair of the JFNA Board of Trustees, describes Fingerhut as “humble despite his many accomplishments” and “a man with a commitment to Jewish life and values.”

“Fingerhut is a cultural change agent and a keen visionary on how to educate and engage the Jewish future,” according to JFNA Strategic Task Force Chair Cindy Shapira.