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Ted Flaum named Federation CEO

The St. Paul Jewish Federation has appointed longtime Jewish community professional Ted Flaum to be Federation chief executive officer. “We are excited to welcome Ted back to the Federation in his new capacity,” said Mark Adelman, president of the Federation’s board. 


A professional with almost 30 years’ experience at nonprofit organizations, Flaum was the Federation’s development director from 2008 to 2014, before becoming executive director and then CEO of Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS).  Before joining the Federation in 2008, he worked in development positions for several nonprofits, including the Jewish federations in Las Vegas and New Orleans.  Flaum holds master’s degrees in Jewish communal service and social work, as well as a certificate in non-profit management.


 “The past five years have been extremely rewarding,” Flaum said. “I’m honored to have worked at JFS with an incredible group of dedicated board members, staff, donors and volunteers.  We accomplished great things at JFS, and I’m grateful for the privilege of having served as its CEO. Looking ahead, I’m excited to have the opportunity to return to the Federation. While at JFS I witnessed first-hand the significant impact of Federation grants, and the importance to our community of having a vibrant, relevant and sustainable Federation.” 


Federation and JFS are working together to ensure a smooth transition with the expectation that Flaum will assume the CEO position full-time on June 3, following JFS’s annual event on June 2.  Until then, he will be available to the Federation in a part-time consulting capacity.


“Ted has done a wonderful job advancing the mission of JFS and applying our Jewish values to both the Jewish and broader St. Paul communities,” said Tom Frishberg, president of the JFS board. “Ted was a natural choice for the Federation given his depth of experience and will bring his passion and skills to his new position with the Federation.  While JFS will certainly miss Ted’s energy and leadership, we recognize Ted’s ability to have an even greater impact in the broader community as the Federation’s new leader. We look forward to working with Ted in his new role and wish him unbounded success.”


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Learn about the fallen soldiers at exhibits at St. Paul Jewish Federation, Talmud Torah of St. Paul, St. Paul JCC, Beth Jacob Congregation, Mount Zion Temple and Temple of Aaron. Learn more and listen to songs written by and about fallen Israeli soldiers.

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  • Who We Are

    Since 1935, the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul has been our community's central address for meeting Jewish needs - responding to crises, fighting poverty, strengthening Jewish identity and promoting social justice.

  • What We Do

    For thousands of years, the Jewish people have had a tradition of taking care of those in need. That tradition continues through the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Every day, our work is felt by millions both here in greater St. Paul and throughout the world.

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