The JCPA has completed an extensive national search for its next President and CEO. Long-time Jewish advocacy professional and Washington DC-area resident David Bernstein has been appointed to the post.
“We are delighted that David will come aboard as our next President and CEO,” stated Larry Gold, chair of the executive search committee and immediate past Chairman of the Board. “David brings a wealth of experience in the community relations field, tremendous advocacy experience, and a proven track record in building and transforming organizations.”
For the last year, David has traveled across the country working with Jewish Federations and national foundations as the President of CultureSolutionsLLC, which offers a range of services designed to help organizations adjust to the demands of a 21st-century economy.
From 2010-2014, Bernstein was the Executive Director of the David Project, which works to improve Israel’s image on college campuses across the country. Bernstein transformed the organization from what was widely considered to be an ideologically-charged, right-of-center operation to a more nuanced, centrist group focusing on relationship-based advocacy.
Prior to his time at the David Project, Bernstein held a series of senior roles at the American Jewish Committee and was the director of the organization’s Washington regional office. Bernstein also spent more than three years working at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, where he did community and government relations on behalf of the 60,000 Jews living in Northern Virginia.