National Jewish community relations umbrella names new CEO

The JCPA website, featuring the announcement of David Bernstein as the Jewish group's new CEO. Credit: Screenshot.

( The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), an umbrella organization representing 125 Jewish community relations councils (JCRCs) across the United States, this week named David Bernstein as its next president and CEO.

Bernstein is the former executive director of The David Project, which works to improve Israel’s image on American college campuses. He also spent three-plus years on the staff of the JCRC of Greater Washington, working on community and government relations for a community of 60,000 Jews living in northern Virginia.

“David is an experienced change leader and manager,” Susan W. Turnbull, chair of the JCPA’s board, said in a statement. “He will help us navigate the vast changes taking place in the Jewish world and American society.”

“I couldn’t be more honored,” Bernstein said. “This is the culmination of decades of work advancing Jewish interests and values, and a more inclusive American society.”

Posted on December 10, 2015 .