It is with bittersweet emotions that we share that Mithun Kamath is leaving the Federation and the Goldring Family Foundation Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs (CJMA). Mithun is taking the next, big step in his career and will serve as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office. We couldn't be happier for him.
During his Federation tenure, Mithun has worked tirelessly on behalf of the organization and the Jewish community. Through the Jewish Community Relations Council and now the CJMA, he has made tangible impacts benefiting our Jewish organizations, the larger community, and the city as a whole. While he will be missed, we can think of no one more deserving of and better positioned to tackle the challenges of his new role at the DA's Office.
In his own words: "In late 2017, I had never even heard of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and certainly could not have imagined myself working at this organization! Looking back now, I am extremely proud of what the Federation has accomplished over the past three years in the areas of external relations and community outreach, governmental affairs, social action and legislative advocacy, and revenue generation. On my very first day on job, I literally reported for duty at the City Council chambers to witness the rescission of the Council's pro-BDS resolution, and I am departing having recently launched and served as the first Executive Director of the CJMA - quite a journey! I am grateful to the Board, in particular to lay leaders Bradley Bain and Ina Davis, and to my mentor Arnie Fielkow, for providing me with the opportunities that I've been given at the Federation and trusting in my ability to move the organization forward. And I will forever be indebted to the Jewish community of my hometown for accepting me so wholeheartedly as an honorary MOT!"
We have posted the CJMA Executive Director position (to include JCRC duties) and are now accepting applications. Our hope is to make this a quick transition, with the deadline for applications on January 31. If you know anyone who may be interested in the position, please encourage them to apply through the details posted in the linked position description.
Please join us in our congratulations and well wishes for Mithun.
Ina Davis & Bradley Bain
Co-Chairs, Advisory Council | Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs
Joshua S. Force
Chair, Board of Trustees | Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
Chief Executive Officer | Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans