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Rabbi Noah Farkas Named Incoming President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Rabbi Farkas will succeed Jay Sanderson who led the Federation as President & CEO for the past 12 years. ByHarvey Farr

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced that Rabbi Noah Farkas has been named Federation’s incoming President & CEO.  He assumes his new position January 1, 2022.

Rabbi Farkas will succeed Jay Sanderson who led the Federation as President & CEO for the past 12 years. He will continue to serve in that role through the end of 2021.

Rabbi Farkas currently serves at Valley Beth Shalom, the largest Jewish congregation in the San Fernando Valley, where he teaches, preaches, and leads strategic development.

Albert Z. Praw, Federation Chair, said: “Noah is an enormously talented leader who combines a reasoned and principled approach to address the greatest needs facing our community.  I am enormously confident in Noah’s commitment to the mission statement of the Federation and its strategic initiatives as well as his ability to lead our Federation through its next stage of growth.”

“Noah is an enormously talented leader who combines a reasoned and principled approach to address the greatest needs facing our community.”

“Leading this search team of committed and visionary leaders in our Jewish community has been an honor,” Julie Platt, Former Chair of the Board and Chair of the search committee added: “During our nine-month national search, we carefully considered an incredible number of qualified applicants and couldn’t be more excited about our choice in Rabbi Farkas.”

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude to have been selected as the next President & CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles,” Rabbi Farkas said. “The Federation is uniquely positioned to foster a flourishing Jewish community and it is a gift to have been asked to serve. I look forward to many years together moving boldly into a future that is both dynamic and caring, but is most of all filled with a spirit of cooperation.”

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