Amir (Alan) Jaffa Named Jewish Federation of Cleveland General Campaign Chair

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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has named Amir (Alan) Jaffa as its next chair for the Campaign for Jewish Needs. Jaffa will be responsible for providing leadership, vision, and strategy for the Federation’s annual fundraising effort. Jaffa, 52, is the CEO for Safeguard, a property management firm. He succeeds Beth Wain Brandon in this volunteer role.

“We are fortunate to have Amir Jaffa serving as the next general chair of our community’s annual Campaign for Jewish Needs. Throughout the years, Amir has consistently shown a passion for and commitment to the entire Cleveland Jewish community,” said Daniel N. Zelman, Federation board chair. “On behalf of our board of trustees and our community, I sincerely thank outgoing Campaign Chair Beth Wain Brandon for her strong leadership that helped achieve superb results.”

A dedicated community volunteer, Jaffa is an officer of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, serving as vice treasurer and a member of the board of trustees. He is also a member of the audit committee and retirement fund committee.

Jaffa recently chaired the building committee for the Hebrew Academy Oakwood Campus which, under his leadership, raised more than $30 million from the community. He continues to serve on the Hebrew Academy board, as well as on the boards of Amudim, Segula, and the Cleveland Clinic. Jaffa was instrumental in the 2016 establishment of the Cleveland Chesed Center, now a program of Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA), that provides individuals and families in the Jewish community with basic necessities including food, household supplies, and clothing.

In 2008, Jaffa was recognized by Crain's Cleveland Business in its annual "40-Under-40" profile of young leaders. He also was named a NEO Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® Award finalist in 2013.

“I am honored to serve as the next Campaign chair and work with Federation’s leadership team and volunteers to continue to keep our Cleveland Jewish community safe, strong, and growing,” Jaffa said. “Cleveland is a special place that has served the diverse needs of our community locally and around the world. This is a 120-year-old legacy that I look forward to continuing as Campaign chair.”

For more information about the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Campaign for Jewish Needs, visit www.jewishcleveland.org.

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