National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles (NCJW | LA), the Los Angeles Section of NCJW, is pleased to announce Marjorie Gilberg as the organization’s incoming Executive Director. Marjorie will be filling the shoes of the organization’s long standing Executive Director Hillary Selvin, who is moving to Montana at the end of the year after almost 13 years of leadership.
“Hillary has been instrumental in the growth of NCJW | LA and leaves an impressive legacy of accomplishments that have moved NCJW | LA forward,” said Board President Helen Davidov. “The Board enthusiastically welcomes Marjorie to NCJW | LA and looks forward to working together to continue and grow our vital work in community services and social justice.”
With a breadth of experience at a variety of nonprofits, including House of Blues Music Forward Foundation and Break the Cycle, Marjorie brings strong fundraising, community engagement and organizational development skills to this key role. As Executive Director of Break the Cycle, a national organization fighting domestic violence, she steered the strategic operations, development, and communications, as well as cultivated relationships and solidified partnerships with key federal agencies and major corporations, including Blue Shield, Mary Kay and Verizon.
“The Council’s commitment to action, advocacy and activism on behalf of women and families is unparalleled. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to impact a tremendous organization at such a pivotal time,” said Ms.Gilberg.
NCJW | LA retained Envision Consulting to conduct the Executive Director search. Hundreds of applicants across the United States applied for the position, were screened and put through a rigorous interview process.
“It has been such a pleasure working with NCJW | LA,” Partner Allison Fuller stated. “Marjorie’s resume spoke volumes of her expertise and knowledge of the community NCJW | LA serves. Her strong background in social justice and women’s issues, as well as her personal alignment and enthusiasm for NCJW | LA’s mission made her an outstanding match for the position.”
Marjorie earned a Nathan Cummings Social Justice Fellowship while receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Ethnicities and minor in Bioethics from the University of Southern California.