The Institute for Jewish Spirituality announced today that Maidelle Goodman Benamy will become the organization’s Director of Development effective July 22.
Benamy joins IJS after an already distinguished 35-year career in philanthropy and Jewish communal work. She has previously served as Vice President of Development at the Educational Alliance, Executive Vice President at the Jewish National Fund, and most recently as director of the capital campaign at the Shefa School. Benamy’s career has also included service at UJA-Federation of New York, the Anti-Defamation League, and Hillels of New York.
“Maidelle is an incredible addition to our team at IJS,” says Executive Director Rabbi Josh Feigelson. “Her energy, intelligence, wisdom and experience will help us build on the amazing programmatic growth we’ve experienced in recent years and especially the last several months. She is exactly the person to help us secure the support and build the infrastructure we need to meet the spiritual needs of so many individuals and communities now and in the future. IJS is extraordinarily fortunate that a professional of Maidelle’s caliber and accomplishments is joining us.”
Benamy holds a Masters degree in Community Social Work from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work and a BA from Barnard College. She is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, and is the proud mother of three children, friend to 2 daughters-in-law, and grandmother of three.