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avatar William Rapfogel
William E. Rapfogel, a lifetime New Yorker, has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty since 1992. One of New York City's largest and most efficient non-profits, Met Council and its "grass roots" network provides over 100,000 needy people with home care, housing, employment, crisis intervention and other social and community services. In 2004, The White House paid tribute to Mr. Rapfogel's leadership at a Presidential Conference. In 2002, Mr. Rapfogel was a panelist at the Faith and Community-Based Initiative Conference in Philadelphia, after a Presidential Compassion in Action Executive Order was signed by then-President George Bush. Prior to joining the Met Council, Mr. Rapfogel served as Executive Director of the Institute for Public Affairs of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. He also served as Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress Metropolitan Region. Mr. Rapfogel spent several years as Assistant New York City Comptroller under Harrison J. Goldin and three years in the Administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch. A graduate of Brooklyn College and the Columbia University Graduate Institute for Non-Profit Management, he serves on the board of numerous community and professional institutions. Mr. Rapfogel resides in Manhattan with his wife Judy and their son Marc. Their son Michael is married to the former Ora Spiler, they have two daughters, Emma and Mia; and son Jonathan is married to the former P'nina Gluck and they have two daughters, Chaya Sarah and Esther Malka; and two sons, Yecheskel and Akiva.

ARTICLES BY: William Rapfogel


February 12, 2012 1:52 pm
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Ray Kelly is Beyond Reproach Over Training Video

In July 1993, I joined a group of Jewish leaders on a visit to Israel with Mayor David N. Dinkins. One morning as...

January 27, 2011 9:36 am
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Chessed – “Deeds of Kindness”

These are tough times for most Americans, worsened by the fact that their local and state governments are facing start choices resulting in reducing services...

January 21, 2011 1:45 pm
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Culture

Jewish ‘Kidney Matchmaker’ Unites New York Rabbi Donor With Needy Recipient

A Jewish "kidney matchmaker" brought together a New York rabbi and...

‘Menashe’ Presents a Rare Authentic, On-Screen Depiction of Hasidic Judaism

By Jane Hanser/JNS.org JNS.org - In the film Menashe, which debuts across America on July 28, director...

Features

CAIR Loses San Diego Schools Partnership

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tries to have it both ways -- claiming to be a civil rights organization when...

Ex-Israeli Diplomats: US State Department Whitewashes Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org - Two prominent former Israeli diplomats are charging that the US State Department...

Former Congressman: Saudi Curriculum Used in US Still Promotes Radicalization

Saudi Arabia has made progress in ridding its school textbooks and curricula of comments...

World

PA UN Envoy Refuses to Condemn Halamish Terror Attack, Saying ‘Don...

Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour declined this week to condemn last Friday’s terrorist attack in Halamish --...

Israel

Report: In Talks With Trump Administration Officials, Israeli PM Netanyahu ...

During recent talks with Trump administration officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed -- within the framework of a potential future...

Middle East

Jordan Denies Entry to Israeli Ambassador Until Embassy Guard Stands Trial

Jordanian media outlets reported Thursday morning that the kingdom will not allow Israeli Ambassador Einat Schlein and her staff to return to Amman until Jordanian authorities receive guarantees that the embassy...

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