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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


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