The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has hired Matthew Kramer-Morning as director of its NEXTGen initiative. Previously, he worked for the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas as director of the Hillel Jewish Student Center at UNLV, as Israel engagement & program associate at Hillel of Silicon Valley in San Jose and as logistics director at Camp Young Judaea Midwest. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing initiatives, managing events and creating programs designed to continuously engage Jewish young adults, working with JFGI departments, community agencies, and synagogues. Kramer-Morning will work closely with JFGI staff and NEXTGen committee members to identify opportunities for young adult leadership development and participation in national conferences and missions.

Also, Nina Price has been named director of Jewish education initiatives. She previously served as an instructor at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, director of Jewish learning connections at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston and director of congregational learning at Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley in Sudbury, Massachusetts, among several other positions in education. In her new role, Price will be responsible for developing a vision for Jewish educational opportunities throughout greater Indianapolis. She will be working with the leadership and professionals of the BJE, JFGI Synagogues and agencies to help create a vibrant network of initiatives, including building capacity among current Jewish educational initiatives, developing new cross-communal programs, and supporting educational engagement projects across the community.

Price attended the University of California, Berkeley where she received her undergraduate degree in comparative literature. She received a master’s degree in Jewish education and a certificate in Jewish communal service from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, as well as a master’s degree in special education from Fairmont State University in West Virginia.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is the central fundraising and community planning organization for the Indianapolis Jewish community. With an Annual Campaign of roughly $3.9 million, the federation supports and enriches the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world. The federation provides funding to a number of local and regional agencies, many national and overseas partners, and numerous independent programs that provide deeper connection and create Jewish community in Central Indiana. It resides on and manages a 40-acre campus and programs create life-sustaining and life-changing impact, while inspiring and engaging members of the Indianapolis Jewish community.

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