Important News to Share

We have important news to share. After more than 12 years as CEO of Jewish LearningWorks and a distinguished career of service to the local and worldwide Jewish community, David Waksberg will retire at the end of June, 2020. His successor will be Dana Sheanin, currently our Chief Strategy Officer.

David’s unwavering commitment to extending Jewish education to learners in every generation and his devotion to educator support, professional development, and the Jewish Community Library have been the hallmarks of his time as our CEO. Our financial stability and our trusted partnerships with Jewish agencies, schools, and synagogues would not be possible without his leadership.

Dana Sheanin has been part of the Jewish LearningWorks team since 2016, and a dedicated leader in the Jewish community for nearly 25 years. At Jewish LearningWorks, she has overseen our professional development programs, developed Voices For Good, our innovative women’s leadership initiative, and serves on our senior management team. Her passion for Jewish education is infectious, and she is already working with David to ensure a smooth transition. We are delighted that she will be our next CEO.

We will have opportunities to celebrate David and welcome Dana in the coming months. In the meantime, we want to express our deepest gratitude to David for the heart and professionalism he brings to his work, and our enthusiastic support for Dana as she takes us from strength to strength.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I extend our sincere appreciation for your engagement, support, and generosity in the critical work we do for our community.

Julie Dorsey,
Board President