After a thorough and lengthy interview process and unanimous vote, the JFS of Middlesex board of trustees announced Sam Nussbaum as its new CEO, replacing Sara Levine, who recently retired after a long tenure. “Sam comes to us with a stellar background with over 30 years of successful leadership in both secular and Jewish organizations,” said Jack Goldberg, board president.
Sam is a trained social worker, with significant clinical, administrative and fundraising experience. He raised $2 million, along with the board, for Solomon Schechter Day School’s new athletic center, as well as overseeing its construction. Sam was the executive director at this K-12 Conservative Long Island Jewish Day School with 660 students. In four years he grew a budget of $4 million to $6 million as executive director of the Association for Children with Down Syndrome, a birth-through-5 preschool and early intervention program, by securing new funding sources, rate appeals and a 40 percent increase in fundraising. As executive director of the Hampton and New York Synagogues, in his first year, Sam increased fundraising proceeds by over $300,000 during the economic downturn of 2008. In four years, he increased fundraising by $1.4 million at YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities in New York City.
“This is the kind of smart growth we hope Sam will bring to JFS,” said Treasurer Jeff Einbond, “as well as continuing to maintain the highest standards for which JFS is known.”
Sam appreciates any calls or inquiries by phone, 732-777-1940, or e-mail, [email protected] He is located at the Milltown Headquarters, 32 Ford Avenue. Please welcome him to the neighborhood!