Andrés Spokoiny, a long-time Jewish communal leader, is the president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network. The JFN works with Jewish funders, at the individual and collective levels, to improve the quality of their giving and maximize their impact as they make the change they want to see in the world. JFN leverages the power and the creativity of networks to produce change in the Jewish World.
Prior to joining JFN, Andrés was the CEO of Federation CJA in Montreal, where he helped fundamentally change the Federation’s operations and its relationship with the community. As a young Federation executive, he spearheaded a new branding strategy and initiated and developed innovative community programs that are now being used as models across North America.
Andrés has also worked for the JDC in Paris. As Regional Director for Northeast Europe, he was responsible for a number of pan-European projects, leading programs in the areas of Welfare, Leadership Development, Jewish Renewal, Education, Community Development, and Outreach, and building coalitions with local and international organizations, public and private. While at JDC, Andrés also served as the Director of Leatid Europe. Leatid Europe is a leadership training institute for Jewish lay and professional leaders and directed by the International Center for Community Development, a partnership between JDC and Oxford University to produce applied research and knowledge management for community development practitioners.
Before his Jewish communal work, Andrés worked for IBM and was responsible for training, development, hiring, and recruitment for IBM's Latin America Southern Region during a period of major restructuring.
Originally from Argentina, Andrés has a multidisciplinary academic background including business, education and rabbinical studies in different institutions around the world. He is fluent in Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Yiddish, and is proficient in Russian and German.
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