Susan Stern

JDC Staffer to Chair Obama’s Faith-Based Panel

02/09/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama named a top American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee official as chairman of his faith-based council, as well as a top Conservative rabbi to the council.

Susan Stern, the government affairs adviser to the JDC, will chair the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a Feb. 4 White House announcement said.

Measuring Success By The Smiles

08/17/2007
Editor and Publisher
Some Jewish federation leaders measure success by the numbers — dollars raised, allocations granted, etc. But Susan Stern, the immediate past chair of UJA-Federation of New York, measures success by the smiles from people whose lives she has touched through her 25 years of volunteer work with the organization. “We need to see the faces at the end of the dollars,” said Stern, known to most people as Susie, during a recent interview.
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