U.S. anti-Semitism envoy to head Milwaukee federation

(JTA) — The top U.S. official in charge of combating international anti-Semitism will become president and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Currently the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal will take the Milwaukee federation’s top spot in October, according to the Forward.

Rosenthal was previously the executive director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, an umbrella Jewish communal group. She was also on the board of J Street, a left-wing pro-Israel group.

The Forward reported that the Milwaukee federation took in $6 million in 2005, but only $7 million in 2009 due to the financial crisis. In 2010, it took in $19 million. The federation serves a community of about 30,000. “Milwaukee is a perfect-sized city,” Rosenthal told The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. “It’s got a fabulous Jewish community.”

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