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December 2, 2008

The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas has announced Elliot Karp as their new president and CEO, beginning yesterday, Dec 1.

"Elliot Karp brings to the Las Vegas Jewish community the strengths and skills we value and need to move our community forward with new growth and development," said Danny Greenspun, president of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas and chair of the search committee.

Karp has over 28 years experience working in the federation system, begining as a director of the JCRC at the Jewish Federation of Columbus, then becoming director of human resources and leadership development at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and later as campaign director, chief fundraising officer and director of financial resource development at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Karp has also had a successful career as a fundraising and strategic resource development consultant for federations, synagogues, and a wide-range of Jewish and general non-profit organizations.

Karp received his Bachelors Degree in political science from The State University of New York - Stonybrook, attended rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary and received a Masters Degree at the Hornstein Graduate Program in Jewish Communal Service at Brandeis University.     

"We believe that the combination of his experience and knowledge of the broader Jewish community, together with his strong donor development and cultivation skills, will serve our community well for the future," said Greenspun. "We look forward to welcoming and joining with Elliot to continue to build our community.”   

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