Barry Swartz is senior vice president, Continental Community Development and Capacity Building, with oversight of Consulting, Benchmarking, National Agency Relations/Alliance, Research and Analysis and the Washington Office (Domestic Affairs, Planning and Public Policy). In addition, Barry supervises the Rabbinic Cabinet, OTZMA and offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles and emergency services activities, including the Emergency Fund. He is a member of the Executive Management Committee and is a graduate of the Mandel Executive Development Program.
Prior to his appointment at The Jewish Federations of North America, Barry served as the first Director of the Southeast office, worked for the Council of Jewish Federations for 15 years in its headquarters office in New York and the Southeast Area Office in Atlanta, and has consulted with over 160 federations and network communities. Barry led the Consulting and Service Delivery re-design process and represented The Jewish Federations of North America in the development of Bikkurim.
Barry honed his federation skills in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of the Benjamin S. Hornstein Program at Brandeis University with an M.A. in Jewish Communal Service and is also a graduate of York University, Downsview, Ontario, Canada with a B.A with Honors, Sociology and Religious Studies. Barry is a native of Toronto, Canada. His wife Judith teaches at the Epstein School in Atlanta. He has two daughters one living in New York City and the other in Washington, D.C.