Dianne Lob, the current chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, will remain in her position for a second one-year term, starting on June 1, pending a final vote by members on May 9.

Members will also be asked to approve Harriet Schleifer, the outgoing national president of the American Jewish Committee, as chair-elect. If approved, Schleifer will assume the chair in June 2023.

Schleifer is already a member of the Conference’s executive council. She also serves as a trustee of Cornell University and on the boards of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Jewish Museum in New York, Jewish Broadcasting Service and Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.

A retired attorney whose focus was education law, she has extensive experience advocating for students with special needs.

The Conference of Presidents represents 53 Jewish organizations and was established as a liaison to the government of the United States and the American Jewish community abroad.


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