Milwaukee Jewish Federation names new president and CEO

Miryam Rosenzweig will succeed Hannah Rosenthal


The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has named Miryam Rosenzweig as its new president and chief executive officer.

Miryam Rosenzweig

Rosenzweig, who is currently chief development officer for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, assumes her new position on March 19.

She succeeds Hannah Rosenthal, who retired as president and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation at the end of 2018.

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Rosenzweig was selected from a pool of more than 70 candidates.

“We, the search committee, were tasked to find a generational thinker and doer,” said Moshe Katz, board chair of the federation. “We hired a nationally renowned recruiter, Sageview, that helped us vet over 70 candidates, interview seven and had two visit us. Both finalists were wonderful and we are confident we found the ideal person to lead us as the central address for the Milwaukee Jewish community. I’m excited to be at Miryam’s side for years to come.”

In her role with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Rosenzweig oversaw a $75 million philanthropic effort and team including its annual campaign, donor advised funds and endowments.

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She was previously the head of development initiatives at World ORT, an international Jewish education nonprofit. She also served as the associate director of National Young Leadership at Jewish Federations of North America, and was the director of volunteers at the Educational Alliance in New York.

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation oversees various services, programs and properties in Milwaukee, including the Coalition for Jewish Learning, Israel Center, Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Museum Milwaukee. It distributes nearly $20 million annually and manages philanthropy through its $190 million Jewish Community Foundation.

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