HARTFORD – Jacob Schreiber has been appointed president and CEO of The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, it was announced recently by the Foundation’s board chair, Leigh Newman. Schreiber will take up his new post on Sept. 1.
“I speak on behalf of the entire search committee and the Board of Trustees when I say how excited we are to have Jacob Newman. “Jacob brings a wealth of experience as a Jewish communal leader with a track record of innovation and creativity and a lifelong commitment to living Jewish values, the common thread that connects and inspires us all.”
Schreiber’s professional career has been focused on leading Jewish communal organizations. Prior to joining the Jewish Community Foundation, he served as CEO of Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County, Florida. He also led the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and served as executive director of the Hillels of Georgia. An award-winning journalist, he previously served as editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
“It’s a real privilege to be joining such an impactful, creative and well-respected organization,” said Schreiber. “I’m looking forward to working with trustees, staff, donors, and the entire community to build on the Foundation’s strengths and help ensure a vibrant Jewish present and future for the Greater Hartford Jewish community.”