Wednesday, June 4, 2008


If you listen to the gossip here -- and, unfortunately, that's all this is -- there is real concern on the north side of UJC headquarters. Rumor has it that J. Kanfer will not seek another Term as Chair of the Board. We don't believe it, but the CEO is frantic. He may fear that getting the "wrong" successors to Joe and Kathy Manning might result in his firing. One problem is that two of the "candidates" to succeed the Chair are hiding behind the skirts/pants of their wife's/husband's gifts, and how would that look?

In all events the Chairs appointed a strong and independent lay person as Chair of the Nominating Committee. Now we will see if the law of unintended consequences will come into play -- having appointed Susie Stern of New York, will they let her and her Committee do their job? We have our doubts.


Unknown said...

Attention UJC employees looking for a change -

RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network is seeking a visionary leader to join our team at the Director of Advancement. We are small and growing organization built on strong morals and committed to a vibrant Jewish future. The job description is up on the RAVSAK website ( Feel free to email me directly if you have any questions, know of someone who might be interested, or if you are interested yourself.

Warm wishes,

Marc Kramer
Executive Director

Unknown said...

In a situation where it appears UJC is melting down it is absolutely incredible to me that the individuals who made thousands of dollars and spent thousands man and woman hours on important projects feel so impotent that a conversation about anything productive can not happen on this web blog. Do any of you have the BALLS to have a constructive conversation here, or are you all so intimidated by the LEADERSHIP that you allow yourselves to be mute each time some one speaks here.
A blog is supposed to be an opportunity for dialog not a place for people to engage in character assassination

elaygee said...

But character assassination is so much more rewarding, especially after years of being abused and exploited by the dear leadership.