CEO Monthly Update

CEO March 2018 Update

The Jewish Questions


They bombard us each day from so many different places. 

How can we insure this meets the needs of the community?

What connections can we build between Israel and Richmond?

What role do we play in leadership development and community planning?

Dad, …

CEO November 2017 Update

Change is a constant in the Jewish Community

Since I have a September birthday, I have often shared my birthday with a more serious occasion. This year my birthday fell on Rosh Hashanah.  Michele and I had the pleasure of  attending a family dinner in Westchester, N.Y., hosted by my son…

CEO October 2017 Update

The Federation is here in times of need


On Sept. 17, the JCFR hosted the 21st annual Grand Event at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Earl and Linda Ferguson and Barbara and Michael Kiken chaired the event with Joshua Malina as the guest speaker and it was a smashing success. 

We t…

CEO September 2017 Update

Israel does its magic once again

It’s always great to be in Israel.  

Returning on the Jewish Federations of North America Campaigners’ Mission last month with Russ Jennings was no exception.  Russ, one of our Men’s Division co-chairs, was a great roommate. He inhaled every pie…

CEO August 2017 Update

Learning about our services in Israel and how to tell the story


As Russ Jennings, JCFR Men’s Divsion co-chair, and I are set to depart for the Campaigner’s Mission to Israel July 18-24, we are filled with anticipation. 

We will join 60 other leaders from around North America…