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JCC of North America names first woman as new acting president, CEO

Jennifer Mamlet was tapped to follow Doron Krakow, who has served in the role since 2017.

Jennifer Mamlet
Jennifer Mamlet. Credit: Courtesy.

The JCC Association of North America, which represents more than 170 Jewish community centers and Jewish community camps, announced a transition in leadership, marking a milestone for the organization.

The group released a statement on March 18 announcing that executive vice president Jennifer Mamlet will begin as acting president and CEO starting on April 1, following Doron Krakow, who has served in the role since 2017. She is the first woman to lead the organization.

“I come to this moment both humbled and proud, having been asked to step into the role of acting CEO,” Mamlet said. “It has been the highlight of my career to learn from and work in such close partnership with Doron for the last five years. It was his vision that initially brought me to JCC Association, and which has inspired my enthusiasm for our work every day since.”

Doron Krakow
Doron Krakow. Credit: Courtesy.

Krakow said, “As the largest and most diverse platform for Jewish engagement in North America, JCCs’ responsibility to shape this next chapter is great, and I know that JCC Association, guided by Jennifer Mamlet, who has served by my side since 2018, will proudly lead the way.”

The groups added that a search for a full-time president and CEO will begin later this spring.

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