The following note was written from the Chair of our Board of Directors, Larry Brooks, on March 15, 2019.
As an important partner in Repair the World’s mission to engage young people across the country in service and volunteerism, I wanted to update you about a significant change for our organization.
After more than six years of invaluable leadership, David Eisner, our president and CEO, has decided that now is the right time for him to begin transitioning out of his current role, as well as the right time for Repair to identify its next leader.
David’s efforts have helped position Repair as the leading Jewish Service provider, the platform organization for the Jewish Service field, and an important contributor to envisioning a Jewish future that is robust, relevant and truly engaged in improving our communities and our world. We are truly grateful for David’s leadership and know that his accomplishments have set us up for a strong next phase for Repair. We’re also excited that David will be staying on as an adviser until the end of May to help ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.
In addition, I’m very pleased to announce that Cindy Greenberg, current executive director of Repair the World, New York City, will be stepping in as interim CEO. Cindy has been a crucial contributor to Repair the World’s success in recent years through her leadership of our New York City programs, and we’re confident she’s the right person to lead us at this time of transition for our organization.
As Cindy transitions into her new interim position, we will also shift our focus to the search for a permanent CEO. We look forward to updating you as that process moves forward.
The Board, Cindy, and David are all committed to working hand-in-hand as we go through this next period of change. We’re deeply grateful for your continued support as we work to put into place a new, permanent leadership team to ensure a strong future for Repair. Should you have any questions, or if you would like to reach out to Cindy, David, or me, please feel free to reply.
Below is the Board Resolution on this Leadership Transition:
“The board expresses its tremendous gratitude for David’s six years of leadership, which has meaningfully contributed to Repair the World’s current position as the leading Jewish Service provider, the platform organization for the Jewish Service field, and an important contributor to envisioning a Jewish future that is robust, relevant and truly engaged in improving our communities and our world.”