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Dr. Misha Galperin is President and CEO of Jewish Agency International Development. In this role, he is responsible for the Jewish Agency for Israel's External Affairs, Financial Resource Development, Marketing and Communications and many of its strategic initiatives worldwide. He is the co-author of The Case for Jewish Peoplehood: Can We Be One? and of Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations: Ten Practical Lessons to Help You Implement Change and Achieve Your Goals, both published by Jewish Lights Publishing. He has written and spoken internationally on issues of peoplehood, Jewish identity and community; and was chosen as one of the "Top Five" in the 2010 Forward List of the 50 most influential Jewish leaders in North America. Before assuming this position, Dr. Galperin was CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for 9 years and prior to that served as COO of UJA-Federation of New York. Dr. Galperin was born in Odessa, Ukraine and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology; is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Program; and has worked as an interpreter, teacher, psychotherapist and executive of several social services, community services and educational institutions. Dr. Galperin lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

ARTICLES BY: Misha Galperin

December 9, 2020 6:32 am

Now Is the Time to Defeat Antisemitism Once and for All

Whether it is intimidation of Jews on college campuses, institutional antisemitism in the UK’s Labour Party, or the corona-fueled resurgence of ancient anti-Jewish canards, antisemitism...

March 5, 2020 8:26 am

Is American Jewish History Worth Telling?

Last June, I was asked to help plan the future of the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) as it was nearing the 10th...

August 15, 2012 11:20 pm

Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman and the Future of Jewish Identity

You don't have to be a sports fan, to appreciate the Olympics. Every four years, we are treated to two-weeks of the epic, heart-stopping dramas...

June 24, 2012 12:23 am

Pondering the Limits of Conversation

The Jewish Agency's third Global Jewish Forum is just a stone's throw away on the calendar. I use that expression intentionally. Occurring three times each...


Thousands Petition California Gov Newsom to Veto New Ethnic Studies Bill

Several thousand Californians have signed a petition released Monday that calls on Governor Gavin Newsom to veto the state's recently-passed bill mandating ethnic studies as a high school graduation requirement. The...


Israel Names Veteran Fighter Pilot Tomer Bar as Next Air Force Commander

Israel has picked Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar to lead the Israeli Air Force (AIF) as its new commander, the country's army announced on Monday. The country’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz approved...

Middle East

Palestinian Officers Go on Trial Over Death of Abbas Critic

A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has...

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