(Above Photo: Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin)
Tel Aviv, Israel (October 22, 2018) – On Sunday, October 21, The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) held its annual Board of Trustees meeting at the General Assembly in Tel Aviv, Israel, and unanimously voted to elect Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf as the new chair.
"Mark Wilf will be an outstanding chair," said current JFNA Board Chair Richard Sandler. "In business, his accomplishments are many…As a philanthropist, his generosity is matched by few."
Wilf's parents, Joseph, who passed away in 2016, and Elizabeth Wilf, were both Holocaust survivors and their experiences have had an indelible imprint on Wilf and his family. Amongst their many areas of involvement, Mark and his family have shown a profound commitment to advocating for the needs of Holocaust survivors, ensuring that they receive critical life-saving and life-enhancing services. His parents' activism as philanthropists, has had an immeasurable impact across the globe. The entire Wilf family has long played an active and significant role in local, national and global efforts to ensure the welfare and vitality of the Jewish community.
"I am both humbled and excited to have been selected for this position," said Wilf. "I am committed to safeguarding the mission of JFNA, improving Israel-diaspora ties, ensuring a vibrant Judaism for our younger generation, and working to continually strengthen the welfare of the State of Israel. We have to continue finding ways to engage young Jewish people in building a community and caring for our Jewish brothers and sisters around the world and here in the United States."
Wilf has held numerous leadership positions, both nationally and locally, including National Campaign Chair, National Young Leadership Cabinet Co-Chair and Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey President. Currently serving as co-chair of JFNA's National Holocaust Survivors Initiative, Wilf has helped raise millions of dollars to help Holocaust survivors live more comfortably in their homes and communities. He serves on a variety of educational and philanthropic boards, including Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, American Society for Yad Vashem, Anti Defamation League, NYU School of Law (his alma mater), Princeton University President's Advisory Council, Yeshiva University, and Vanderbilt University.
(Photo Below: Wilf With JFNA Leadership)