Michael Papo, Board Member, Shorefront YM-YMHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, INC., New York, NY, USA

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I have had the privilege over the last 40 years to have served as the Associate Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of San Francisco and the Executive Vice President of the Jewish Federation of San Jose, the Koret Foundation in San Francisco, Birthright Israel North America New York, and the Jewish Federation of Indianapolis Indiana.

Having retired in July of 2013, I currently reside in New York City where I am actively engaged as a volunteer with synagogue, AIPAC, UJA Federation of New York and as chair of the Finance Committee of the Brighton Beach JCC in Brooklyn.

One could spend several life time’s trying to understand the drama, complexity, miracle, and challenges of Jewish history, culture and religion… and still only scratch the surface.