Reinharz to Head Mandel Foundation

Once he steps down as president of Brandeis, Jehuda Reinharz will become president of the Mandel Foundation, an internationally recognized philanthropy that provides leadership to non-profits in the United States and Israel.

Morton L. Mandel, foundation chairman and chief executive officer, made the announcement Wednesday at a meeting of the foundation’s Board of Trustees in Cleveland, Ohio. Mandel, who will continue to lead the foundation, said Reinharz is the first person to be named to the new position of president and will be his eventual successor and CEO.

… Reinharz will remain in office until a new president is selected and arrives on campus, or as late as June 30, 2011. Reinharz will also return to The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry at Brandeis.

The Mandel Foundation was established in 1953 by Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel. The foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts in several areas: leadership, management of non-profits, higher education, Jewish education and continuity, and urban neighborhood renewal.