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The Jewish Federation of NM hires new executive director

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Jewish Federation of New Mexico has introduced Robert Lennick as its new executive director, responsible for new strategies for communication, development, donor appreciation, and outreach.

“I am honored to be named the executive director of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico,” said Lennick in a statement. “With my experience as a national nonprofit CEO, community leader, rabbi and counselor, I am thrilled to support both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities in the state of New Mexico.”

He began his new role in June.

The nonprofit serving the state’s Jewish and broader communities through leadership, philanthropy, education and social action in a news release said Lennick comes from Bentonville, Arkansas. He worked there as a counselor in private practice and served as the rabbi for the Community Synagogue, which he founded in 2016 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

He has more than 25 years of experience as head of staff and rabbi at multiple synagogues throughout the country including Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Connecticut; Temple Beth Am in Jupiter, Florida; Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown, Pennsylvania; and as a consultant and rabbi in residence at Congregation Etz Chayim in Bentonville.

He holds multiple degrees including a Doctor of Ministry from Hebrew Union College in New York City, and has served as adjunct faculty at several universities.

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