The Jw Q&a

09/21/2016 - 12:35 | | The JW Q&A

John Shapiro, a former president of UJA-Federation of New York and the Dalton School, is the newly elected president of the global Jewish advocacy organization AJC (formerly known as American Jewish Committee). Shapiro is managing director of Chieftain Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1984. He is also chairman of Lawyers for Children and vice chair of the American Academy in Rome. The Jewish Week caught up with him by phone recently to discuss the issues facing the AJC in a changing communal landscape.

09/13/2016 - 15:37 | | The JW Q&A

Katharina von-Schnurbein, who was appointed in January 2015 as the European Union’s first coordinator on combating anti-Semitism, is a German national who believes there should be enforcement of the ban on Holocaust denial and adoption of an EU-wide definition of anti-Semitism.

09/06/2016 - 12:30 | | JTA | The JW Q&A

After 32 years at Middlebury College, the last 11 as its president, Ron Liebowitz is calling Brandeis University his new academic home.

08/23/2016 - 17:08 | | The JW Q&A

Paul Golin is the new executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism (www.SHJ.org), the congregational arm of the Humanistic Jewish movement in North America. He previously served as associate executive director of Big Tent Judaism (formerly the Jewish Outreach Institute) and is co-author of “Twenty Things for Grandparents of Interfaith Grandchildren to Do (And Not Do) to Nurture Jewish Identity in Their Grandchildren,” (Torah Aura Production, 2007). The interview was conducted via email.

08/09/2016 - 11:12 | | JTA | The JW Q&A

With the recently launched French peace initiative, and possibly a regional peace push, looming, the Yesha Council, the umbrella group for Israeli settlements, last month appointed a new chief foreign envoy to make the settlers’ case to the world. Lt. Col. (res.) Oded Revivi, 47, former mayor of the West Bank settlement of Efrat, sat down with JTA last week to discuss his plans for the job.

08/02/2016 - 16:11 | | JTA | The JW Q&A

The Israeli prime minister is being investigated, and the media is atwitter. Reports say Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of money laundering. It’s not the first time authorities have looked into suspected wrongdoing by Netanyahu or his wife, Sara. And if a full-blown criminal investigation were opened, it certainly wouldn’t be the first probe of a sitting prime minister or prominent public official.