John S. Ruskay, Ph.D. is the executive vice president & CEO of UJA-Federation of New York. John is currently in his fourth decade of professional leadership of the North American Jewish community and is in his twelfth year of leading UJA-Federation of New York, the largest community-based philanthropy in the world. He has called for Federations to become powerful resources to create “inspired and caring communities,” which can engage Jews on the basis of providing meaning, purpose, and community. In his present position, John has created widely-recognized community initiatives to actualize this vision. He served in several positions on UJA-Federation’s professional staff prior to being appointed CEO.
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