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Robert Roos is the JCF's New board chair.

The board of directors of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix (JFC) has selected a new chair, two new board members and several new officers.

At its recent annual meeting, the board named Phoenix attorney Robert Roos as its new chair. He succeeds Beth Jo Zeitzer, who served as board chair from 2015-2017 and will continue to serve on the board.

“Under Beth Jo’s leadership, JCF launched the LIFE & LEGACY program, which has engaged 12 community partner organizations and secured end-of-life commitments with an estimated value of $22 million for the community,” said foundation President and CEO Richard Kasper in the JCF newsletter. “The foundation adopted and is implementing its first comprehensive, long-term strategic plan. We thank Beth Jo for her dedication, and we are looking forward to our next chapter under Robert’s leadership.”

Roos is a partner in the law firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, and has been a member of the Jewish Community Foundation board of directors since 2012. From 2014 through 2017, he chaired the foundation’s grants committee. For the past two years, Roos also has served as the board’s vice chair.

In addition, Roos is a past chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council and served on the executive committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix from 1994 through 1997.

The board also elected two new members. Neil Goldstein is a retired investment professional who once served as board president of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. Jake Miller is a junior at Brophy College Preparatory and has been on the foundation’s grants committee. Since 2015, Miller also has been a member of the JCF Youth Philanthropy Board.

Also at the board meeting, Lee Eisinberg, a managing partner with ABLE Financial Group, was elected vice chair; Alan Gold, a partner with MGKS retirement plan administrators, was re-elected as treasurer; and Jonathan Hoffer, a partner with SMS Financial Services, was re-elected as secretary. Brad Dimond, Lory Fischler, Vicki Harris and Dean Scheinert were re-elected to new terms. JN

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