An Important Announcement from the Federation Board Chair

Posted on Wednesday Aug 3, 2016 7:31 PM

From Dan Lowen, Federation Board Chair

It is with a mixture of sadness for his decision and gratitude for his contributions that we announce that Keith Dvorchik will be leaving Seattle and his position as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Keith will stay with the Federation through early September.

Keith is returning to central Florida to be close to family and continue working to strengthen the Jewish community as the CEO of the Roth Jewish Community Center of Orlando.

Keith joined the Federation at a critical time. He led the organization and the Board through a thoughtful, invigorating process of reimagining the Federation’s purpose within the Puget Sound area’s growing and diverse Jewish community. His vision helped reshape the Federation into a more impactful, responsive organization and we wish him continued success.

We are excited to announce that Nancy B. Greer will take the helm of the Federation as President and CEO in September.

In her current role of Executive Vice President and COO, Nancy has been an essential force in refocusing the Federation’s mission towards creating Jewish Connections for Life. Her nearly seven-year tenure includes one year as interim CEO prior to Keith’s arrival. With Nancy at the helm, we are confident that our mission to ensure that all Jews can participate in Jewish life in ways that match their interests, passions and stage of life will continue and flourish.

We look forward to continued partnership with our community and working together towards a vibrant Jewish Puget Sound.

Please contact Nancy at nancybg@jewishinseattle.org if you have any questions.

B’Shalom,

Dan Lowen

From Keith Dvorchik, Federation President & CEO

In my three years in Seattle, I have had an incredible opportunity to meet and engage with so many wonderful people and organizations. The Jewish community in Puget Sound is wonderful and diverse – and filled with incredible opportunity.

I have mixed feelings as I resign my position with the Federation. I will miss working with the incredible professional staff and volunteer lay leadership here, and I am extraordinarily proud of the changes and the growth we have created together.

I thank my colleagues and the lay leaders for their dedication and support during our significant changes. You are an inspiration and give me great hope for the future of the Federation and the Puget Sound Jewish Community.

B’Shalom,

Keith Dvorchik