Shep Englander — Federation Journal
New Community Building Associate Will Oversee Jewish Federation’s Allocations Volunteers and Site Visits
Since arriving in Cincinnati, she has jumped right in by coordinating site visits and helping our allocations volunteers get the information they need to maximize the impact of your dollars. — Shep
Here is the public relations release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has hired Alana Goldstein as Community Building Associate, reporting to Barb Miller, Director of Community Building. Goldstein will focus on local planning and allocations, overseeing the volunteer council members, who assess, evaluate, and allocate the Federation’s campaign dollars to local agency and congregational programs. She will also be involved with strategic planning, including the 2018 community study, Cincinnati 2020 and 2030, and partner agency relationships. As part of the Community Building team, she will also participate in the Israel and Overseas allocations process.
“In her one month at the Federation, Alana has already demonstrated the ability to create relationships with our community leaders and she has facilitated wonderful site visits to our agency programs,” said Barb Miller, Director of Community Building. “She is detail oriented and very thoughtful.
“Working with our beneficiary agencies and closely with the Jewish Foundation—particularly as we launch a community study—Alana will help us plan for the year 2030, including a focus on the growing needs of aging, inclusion, Talent Management, and strengthening our connections to Israel.”
In this role as part of the Federation’s Community Building team, Goldstein brings prior planning and allocations experience from the Detroit and Chicago Federations. While completing her Master of Social Work with a Certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership at the University of Michigan, she was a graduate student intern at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and taught religious studies at Congregation Beth Israel in Ann Arbor. While pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana−Champaign, she was an intern at the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago in the Planning and Allocations Department.
As a Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program (FEREP) recipient through the Jewish Federations of North America, a scholarship that is granted to only five people nationally each year, Goldstein has pledged to continue her professional career in the Jewish Federation system.
“I’m thrilled to be a new part of the Cincinnati Jewish community!” Goldstein said. “In the past month, I have been so impressed with the collaboration and innovation of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and of the Jewish community in general.
“This community truly cares about assisting vulnerable populations, and I am honored to be a part of that. In my role, I have the ability to make a difference in the Jewish community, and I look forward to the opportunity to benefit those around me.”