From the Professional Team

Announcing Two New Board Members

– by Barry Finestone

September 4th, 2018

The following message was included in the August 2018 Jim Joseph Foundation newsletter.

We are approaching the High Holidays, a time when many of us reflect on the year that was and look ahead with hopes and ambitions about the year to come. I’m pleased to share insights and reflections in this newsletter from both the Foundation and beneficiaries of grantee-partners in that vein. They touch on themes related to reflections, learning, planning, and creating change.

In the spirit of looking ahead, I’m also very pleased to share some exciting news — after an exhaustive national search for a new Foundation board member, we soon will be adding two new members to our board. Tiffany Harris will be joining the Foundation formally in December 2018 and Joshua Foer will be joining the Foundation formally in June 2019. They each will bring important perspectives to our table and come to the Foundation with unique contributions and deep familiarity and personal passion for Jewish meaning, learning, and engagement. In addition to their many accomplishments, both have been peripherally connected to this Foundation through several grantee partners, Tiffany as a former resident and international board member of Moishe House and a Birthright Israel Fellow, and Joshua as a member of Reboot, creator of Sukkah City, and co-founder of Sefaria.

It is an honor to welcome these capable new members to the Board of Directors. In the coming months, we will share news about the Foundation’s vision for the future of our philanthropic endeavors.

Shanah Tovah U’metuka, May you have a sweet new year.