A few weeks back I ended my term as president of The JTA. But great news, our new president is now Wexner Heritage Alum (NY 1) David Eisner. This makes for the fourth Wexnerite in a row as president of The JTA. So Danny Krifcher (DC 03) begot Elisa Bildner (Metrowest NJ) who begot David Rudis who begot David Eisner. All of us are still trying to answer Les’ challenge, “how much more effective could we be if we were better informed.”

 David Rudis, a Wexner Heritage Alum (Chicago 3 -99) and Delegate on the Wexner Heritage Alumni Delegates Council, has centered the bulk of his Jewish communal activity for the past three years at The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (The JTA). David served on JTA’s  board for more than ten years, and until last week, was President of the Board. The JTA is a high quality news source that presents the totality of “Jewish news” without the bias of any one political or religious point on the spectrum. In addition, David is also a founding member of Aitz Chaim, and active with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago in various projects related to its agencies, and in Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, as chairman emeritus. David has enjoyed various executive roles in commercial and consumer banking, as well as parenting his three “millennial” children. David can be reached at djr2016@gmail.com.