The Zionist Federation has recruited UJIA’s head of community engagement to replace Arieh Miller as director.
Emma Bergen, who has worked at the UK-Israel charity for six years, will become the ZF’s first female director when she replaces Miller, who is leaving to head up the Union of Jewish Students next month.
Bergen said: “The values of Zionism and the ZF are something that really speaks to my core. To have a leading influence over the way this conversation is had inside and outside the Jewish community is an opportunity I am really excited to take on.”
ZF chair Paul Charney described Bergen as “an exceptional young woman who has already achieved a great deal for the community and comes to the ZF with exciting ideas, passion for Zionism and a great aptitude for leadership”.