Maimonides Fund is thrilled to announce some exciting personnel changes:
Felicia Herman, current President of the Natan Fund, will join Maimonides Fund as Chief Operating Officer based in New York, starting in October;
Daniel Gamulka will be promoted to Senior Director, Maimonides Fund, in addition to continuing in his current role as Managing Director of Maimonides Fund, Israel;
Nechemia Steinberger will begin as Program Officer, based in Jerusalem, with a focus on grantmaking in the Haredi community.
“We are very excited for these three exceptional individuals to take on new roles in our organization,” said Maimonides Fund President Mark Charendoff. “As we have gotten to know Felicia through her work on JCRIF and Sapir, it became clear that her talent both as a philanthropic professional and a thought leader would be a tremendous asset in helping to strengthen our work. We look forward to Daniel’s continued thoughtful and inspired leadership in this new expanded role. And we could not be more pleased to have Nechemia coming aboard to deepen our work with the Haredi community in Israel.”
Felicia Herman brings deep experience in Jewish philanthropy, having served for 16 years as Executive Director and then President of the Natan Fund, and as Director of the Aligned Grant Program of the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund since April 2020. She also serves as Managing Editor of Sapir, Maimonides Fund’s journal of Jewish conversations.
“I’ve long admired the work of the Maimonides Fund and its smart and talented team, and I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of their important work investing in many of the most substantive and creative organizations in the Jewish communal ecosystem,” Herman said. “Especially as we emerge from the pandemic, there’s so much good work to do together to strengthen Jewish communities and the State of Israel.”
Nechemia Steinberger comes to Maimonides Fund after serving as Senior Director at the Kemach Foundation, which promotes academic education and employment among Haredim, and as Dean of the Haredi Pre-Academic Program at Hebrew University. He was previously Principal of Yeshivat Hachmey Lev, a high school in Jerusalem.
Daniel Gamulka joined Maimonides Fund in 2015, after over two decades as an international corporate lawyer in New York and Tel Aviv. He has also taught at the Hebrew University Law School and has published articles and chapters in various legal publications.
“I know that Felicia and Nechemia will both add so much value to Maimonides Fund,” Gamulka said of the new hires, “and I look forward to working with them and the whole team to further our grantmaking in North America and Israel.”