Praise for JDC and New CEO Alan Gill Highlights Jerusalem Reception

Warm words of praise mixed with poignant farewells and heartfelt good wishes at a reception hosted by JDC in Jerusalem to honor new CEO Alan Gill.

VIP guests from the US and Israeli governments and JDC’s partner agencies joined JDC Board members, including Jay Ruderman and Eva Fischl; JDC staff; and Gill family members for a rousing send-off, acknowledging Gill’s many talents and accomplishments as he prepared to take over JDC’s global operations, working out of the organization’s headquarters in New York. It was a chance, said Gill, to capitalize on the total global Jewish opportunity that exists today to reach out to Jews everywhere.

JDC itself also came in for a full share of praise at the reception, as both US Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat spoke of its impact in Israel and around the world. Barkat attributed many of the “huge changes” implemented in Jerusalem in the fields of social service, education, and community building to pilot projects implemented in partnership with JDC. And when these projects proved successful in a city like Jerusalem, he went on to say, they were easily expandable to the rest of the nation.

Amb. Shapiro said that JDC represents the highest ideals of the Jewish community, striving to help wherever a Jew is in need and extending its reach to every area of importance to society, both Jewish and non-Jewish, in its quest to help create a more inclusive world.

Noting the many leaders from varied sectors of Israeli society gathered to wish Alan Gill well, Mayor Barkat emphasized how thoroughly Gill understands Israel and its relationship with the Diaspora and concluded, “You’re the best leader that JDC can have.”

Legendary JDC Honorary Executive Vice President Ralph I. Goldman offered his thoughts and best wishes, emphasizing that Alan was embarking on this new endeavor as a leader in the future of the Jewish People.

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