CEO Update

CEO September Update

A role model to help  with children¹s nutrition  and so much more

The First lady of the United States tweeted during the Olympics to Aly Raisman, the  Jewish gymnist,  to see what her diet was like to help young people with healthy eating.

Of course, Aly told her she was cheating a li…

CEO July 2016 Update

The Magic of Israel


Everyone has heard of Birthright Israel, but not everyone knows JCFR helps to fund this program.  Under this initiative, 530,000 young adults have traveled to Israel. The three sources of funding for Birthright Israel are: the government of Israel, Major Donors to B…

CEO June 2016 Update

A Good Year

It was my pleasure to make some remarks at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond/Richmond Jewish Foundation on May 9. Excerpts are below:

For decades, the JCFR has worked to assist the community to build the buildings; the infrastructure; the pro…

CEO May 2016 Update

Making a Difference a World Away

From March 30 - April 5, a six-member delegation from the JCFR, Mark Sisisky, Nannette Shor, Kevin Fine, Yael and Yisroel Fletcher and I, visited Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk in the Ukraine. We were assisted by local staff members of the American Jewish Joi…

CEO April 2016 Update

We embrace a strong Jewish identity focused on Tikkun Olam 

In a recent article in the Richmond Times Dispatch, national columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote that Bernie Sanders “is the most successful Jewish candidate for the presidency ever.” I agree and have been pleasantly surpris…