Leadership Change for Federation

Krivitzky Credited with Guiding Merger... Keith Krivitzky has resigned as CEO of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, according to a joint statement released today by Krivitzky and the board.

“Keith has been a tireless advocate for the Jewish community in the Heart of New Jersey and beyond,” said Jeff Schwartz, President of the Jewish Federation. “His dedication and leadership have been a powerful inspiration to the people we serve, our board and our staff.”

Krivitzky served as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County prior to its merger with the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex in 2014 and was integral to the creation of a new Jewish Federation with an annual budget of close to $5M and an endowment of more than $15M.

“Under Keith’s leadership, the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey has expanded its role in the community, especially in terms of connecting Jews to Jewish life, building ties with Israel, and responding to crises such as anti-Semitism and the need for more attention to community security,” said Schwartz.

During his four-year tenure, Krivitzky was at the forefront of many national Federation initiatives. He also served as the chair of the intermediate group of Jewish Federations, representing them as part of the Jewish Federations of North America’s leadership.

“I am proud of the work done by the Federation these past few years, and I applaud the dedicated and hard-working staff and volunteers who enable us to do great things in the community,” Krivitzky said.  “Other professional opportunities have been offered to me that, in fairness to the Federation and my colleagues, I could not pursue as CEO.”

“We wish Keith continued success,” said Schwartz.  “He will be a great asset to whatever organization he joins.”

Krivitzky’s last day as CEO will be Dec. 31, 2018.

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