Eric Levine is Senior Vice President for Development at The Jewish Federations of North America. Prior to this role, Eric had been Senior Vice President for Jewish Peoplehood and Identity, and Associate Vice President for Financial Resource Development.
Eric’s career in nonprofit leadership has combined expertise in fund raising, strategy, management and change, as well as Jewish communal policy and affairs. Prior to coming to The Jewish Federations of North America in 2001, Eric held senior management positions at the UJA-Federation of New York, where he had served as the Executive Director of the Annual Campaign, Managing Director of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, and Executive Director of the Long Island region. Earlier in his career, Eric was the Associate Director of CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. His career also includes experience in Jewish community relations, social service and informal and formal Jewish education.
Eric earned the Doctor of Social Welfare and Master of Social Work degrees from Yeshiva University, and is an adjunct professor teaching courses in ethics, organization and management, and community relations in the doctoral programs at Yeshiva’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work and the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. He earned a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the City College of New York. Eric is a frequent educator, speaker and trainer. He edits a professional journal and has authored some 60 articles, book chapters and papers on a wide range of communal, academic and professional subjects. In addition to his ongoing writing and speaking on Jewish philanthropy, the Federation movement, and fundraising strategies and tactics, his most recent writing and research has focused on innovation in philanthropy, organizational change, ethics, and Jewish Peoplehood.
He is a member of a number of professional and academic organizations, serving on the board of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and the World Council of Jewish Communal Service and is a vice president of the Association of Jewish Community Organization Professionals. He also served on the board of the Hillels of Westchester.
Eric lives in White Plains, New York, with his wife Roxanne, a partner in a law firm specializing in immigration law, and their daughter Tamar. An active member of his congregation, he has served on the synagogue’s board, chaired various fundraising campaigns and committees and has taught extensively in communal adult Jewish learning programs.