Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) announced today that Michael J. Bohnen has been elected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Bohnen previously served as Treasurer, a position he held for two years.
“Since joining the Board in 2007, Michael has helped to guide us with wisdom and insight,” said Executive Director Amy Katz. “He is a discerning and seasoned leader with a deep commitment to the Jewish people and Jewish day school education. I am privileged to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Michael to strengthen and grow PEJE.”
Bohnen is the President of the Adelson Family Foundation, a position he held since 2007. Prior to that, he was a Partner in the Boston firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish, where he practiced corporate law for over 30 years. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Bohnen was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He served as Chair of Boston’s Jewish Federation (CJP) and its Jewish Community Relations Council; as national Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; as Founding Chair of Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school serving the Boston area; and as President of Boston’s Solomon Schechter Day School.
“I am honored to accept this appointment and look forward to advancing PEJE’s vital work of advocating for Jewish day schools and strengthening their financial sustainability,” said Bohnen. “I want to express my gratitude to outgoing Chair Diane Troderman for her dedication and leadership,” he said. Katz agreed, calling Troderman “a passionate and devoted leader, whose local and national work on behalf of day schools and Jewish education provides an outstanding model of advocacy for all of us.”
Troderman, who served as Board Chair since 2010, will remain a member of PEJE’s Board of Directors.
About the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Educaton (PEJE)
Founded fifteen years ago, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) believes that day schools are essential for advancing an engaged Jewish people and for providing an enduring Jewish future. PEJE works on the national and local levels to advocate for Jewish day schools, to connect and empower schools and communities, and to offer unparalleled knowledge and resources to foster financial sustainability and affordability. For more information visit http://www.peje.org/