USCJ Names New Executive Director of Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center


Dr. Stephen Hazan Arnoff has been named Executive Director at The Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Dr. Arnoff will replace Associate Director Yitz Jacobsen, who is retiring at the end of the month after 47 years.

In this newly defined position, Dr. Arnoff will have overall responsibility for FJC, overseeing operations, financial systems and accountability, staff and programs, fundraising and development and PR and communications. Dr. Arnoff will also interface with several departments at USCJ’s headquarters in New York City to maximize resources and assure alignment and an integrated strategy.

Dr. Arnoff has served in senior leadership roles in the Jewish community for much of the past two decades, holding positions including CEO and President of JCC Association, the chief convener of the Jewish Community Centers of North America; Director of Culture, Community and Society at Shalem College, Israel’s first four-year liberal arts college; and Executive Director of the 14th Street Y in New York City.

Dr. Arnoff earned a doctorate in Midrash and Scriptural Interpretation from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as a Wexner Graduate Fellow and has been a Tikvah Scholar at the New York University School of Law, a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute, and a Revson Fellow at JTS.