Honoring Our Visionary Board Chair, Bill Finkelstein

Dear Bill,

Powered by your leadership during your tenure as Board Chair, JFGD has achieved several significant milestones and implemented valuable initiatives that have positively impacted our organization and the Jewish Dallas community.

  • Relaunching the Dallas Israel Teen Tour: Your vision and initiative have relaunched our teen programming, offering an enriching experience for our youth.
  • Successful CEO search: Through your meticulous efforts, we have found an exceptional leader to guide us.
  • Revamped allocations and increased representation: Your commitment to fairness and inclusion has resulted in a more transparent and representative allocation process, benefiting a broader range of agencies and initiatives.
  • Strengthening the Board: Under your guidance, our Board has become more diverse and inclusive, welcoming new members who bring fresh perspectives and ideas.
  • Pacesetter Giving Society engagement: Your dedication to fostering connections with influential figures attracted thoughtful speakers and encouraged valuable conversation, promoting stronger ties between our community and global leaders.
  • Campaign growth: Your guidance has ensured the continued growth and success of our campaign efforts.
  • Expansion of community programs: Your strategic partnerships and initiatives, such as the Menorah lighting in Frisco and Israel Independence Day celebrations, have expanded our reach and made Jewish life and learning more accessible.
  • Commitment to security and community well-being: Your proactive approach to security measures, including obtaining federal grants and establishing neighborhood patrols, has enhanced security and provided peace of mind for our community members to live and worship safely.
  • Emergency campaigns and humanitarian aid: Your swift action and unwavering support during times of crisis, such as the Ukraine conflict, the Kentucky tornadoes, and the Surfside tragedy, have demonstrated your compassion and leadership.

Your innovative thinking, dedication, and achievements have made a lasting impact on our organization and the Jewish Dallas community. As you step down from your role as Board Chair, please know that your legacy will endure, and your contributions will shape the Jewish Dallas community's future. We sincerely thank you for your remarkable service and wish you continued success.

Thank you, Bill Finkelstein!


With sincere appreciation,
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas