NEW YORK, June 30 – Repair the World announced today that Elizabeth “Liz” Fisher, former Managing Director of Birthright NEXT, will become the Jewish service organization’s Chief Operating Officer on August 17th.
The new COO position will oversee all non-program departments at Repair the World including Development, Finance and Operations, and Marketing and Communications.
“With Liz as COO, Repair is poised for sustainable growth and scale,” said David Eisner, President and CEO of Repair the World. “Liz is an entrepreneurial, energetic and accomplished non-profit leader who has helped organizations achieve growth and success. Her deep fundraising expertise, her history of managing multiple divisions simultaneously, and her knack for engaging Jewish young adults, Repair’s core audience, all speak to why we’re thrilled to recruit her as a leader on the Repair the World team.”
“I’m excited by the team, the programs and the mission of Repair the World,” said Liz Fisher. “I’ve seen the need in our communities for Repair the World’s cutting edge integration of meaningful service with young Jewish adult engagement; this is the right place for the Jewish community to be focused and Repair the World is poised for success.”
During her three years at NEXT, Liz spoke across the country about young adult engagement and managing millennial employees. Prior to that, she served as Director of Development and Institutional advancement at the Jewish Education Project and in multiple professional capacities at UJA-Federation of NY. Liz received her Masters in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis, concentrating in Community Development and Management. Liz is currently a Schusterman Fellow in the inaugural class of that leadership development program.
The program department will continue to be overseen by Mordy Walfish, VP for Programs. Ilana Aisen, Executive Vice President, who most recently oversaw Development and Communications, will depart Repair the World at the end of July in order to move with her family back to Toronto, where she grew up. Ilana, who served with Repair the World for six years, has been appointed Director of the Centre for Jewish Identity at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
“We at Repair are grateful for the outsized contributions Ilana has made in her six years growing our organization and our field, we wish her and her family well in their move, and we know she will be wildly successful in her next role,” said Eisner.
About Repair the World
Repair the World works to inspire American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. We engage Jewish young adults through national campaigns and through efforts on the grassroots, community level. Both nationally and in select local areas, including Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn NYC, Repair the World works to make service a defining part of Jewish life by mobilizing young adults to volunteer and to make change in communities. For more information, visit weRepair.org.
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