Jewish Federation's new head

TV producer Jay Sanderson succeeds John Fishel, who served 17 years as the Federation president and is leaving at the end of the year. A search committee picked Sanderson over former City Councilman Jack Weiss, former William Morris executive Irv Weintraub, and the CEO of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. From the Jewish Journal:

Sanderson has been professionally active in the Jewish community for two decades, primarily in Jewish media. Since 1989, he has led [the Jewish Television Network], during which time, among other accomplishments, he created and served as executive producer of the PBS series, “The Jewish Americans,” and the upcoming PBS documentary on modern genocide, “Worse Than War.”

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