Thursday, August 8, 2013

Jane Fantel Appointed Manager of Israel Operations

Jane Fantel
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jane Fantel as Manager of Israel Operations. This new position is designed to connect Federation’s Vision & Mission work with current and potential new partnering agencies in Israel. Living part-time in Israel, Jane will be a liaison establishing on-the-ground communication and assessment with our current partners including the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), World Ort and our sister community, Sha’ar HaNegev, in addition to exploring new relationships that can further Federation’s reach and impact on Israeli communities in need. Jane brings with her many years of service to the Jewish community in a broad range of roles as well as her deep commitment to Israel which will undoubtedly be felt both here in San Diego and Israel. Working closely with Debbie Kornberg, Director of the Israel and Overseas Center, Jane’s frequent trips to Israel will allow for site visits and briefings on a more consistent basis, ensuring donor dollars are being used effectively and strategically.

Jane’s esteemed and enduring philanthropic career in the Jewish community began in 1974. For almost 40 years, Jane has been a consultant to a host of non-profit organizations, serving primarily the Jewish community. She has led successful capital-raising campaigns, and has served on the boards of many Jewish communal organizations including the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus; JPride; Temple Solel; the San Diego Jewish Academy; the Agency for Jewish Education; Yemin Orde Youth Village; and is a member of the Galinson Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation. In 2005, she received her Honorary Doctorate in Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for her 25 years of service to the Jewish community. Jane, her wife Laura, and their two children reside in San Diego, California and have a home in Jerusalem as well.


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