Local federation leader named chair of JFNA advisory committee

Local federation leader named chair of JFNA advisory committee

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, immediate past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, is the incoming chair of the Network Advisory Committee (NAC) of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). 

She succeeds Julie Wise Oreck, of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, who served three years as chair.

Dannin Rosenthal has long served as a federation leader, both at the national and local levels. For the Greater MetroWest federation, she has served as UJA Annual Campaign chair, Major Gifts cochair, a past president of Women’s Philanthropy, and Women’s Campaign chair. She also chaired the Israel and Overseas Committee and was a vice-chair of the committee that oversaw the merger of the MetroWest and Central NJ federations. 

A member of JFNA’s board of trustees and national Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Council, Dannin Rosenthal also cochaired the organization’s 2010 International Lion of Judah Conference and is an alumna of the National Young Leadership Cabinet.

JFNA’s Network of Independent Communities serves 200,000 Jews from 300 communities and raises more than $7 million a year for the annual campaign, supplemental giving, and endowment support. 

The NAC chair represents the network on the JFNA board of trustees and the financial resource development committee/campaign cabinet and participates in JFNA executive committee meetings as an invited guest.

JFNA board of trustees chair Richard Sandler thanked Oreck for her service and said he looks forward “to working with Leslie, whose leadership experience is equally praiseworthy.”

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