Leichtag Foundation Leader Who Is Major New Israel Fund Donor Lasts Only A Few Months As Leader of Jewish Community of San Diego


Daniel F opines, “Judging by announcements coming from Bibi’s new government, it’s clear that defeating the worldwide BDS movement has become a top priority. That means Israel will be ratcheting up their ‘hasbara’ and taking concrete actions to turn up the heat on those who have been playing a double game: waving the Israeli flag in one hand while opening the door to anti-Zionist BDS groups with the other. This is a developing story; BB’s government is still settling in. But keep your eye on the headlines. They’ll soon be making those who once felt at ease aiding and abetting the enemies of Israel very uncomfortable. Stay tuned for more items like this. ”

Israel to sue firms calling for boycott

The Israeli government should sue the leftist Jews that finance this annihilationist movement.

Sources have informed us that Charlene Seidle who only recently became President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego is leaving her position and returning to the Leichtag Foundation. She took that position a few months ago and attracted criticism for ongoing support of the extremist organization, the New Israel Fund (NIF). The Leichtag Foundation is a major donor to the NIF.

The editor of San Diego Jewish World,  asked publicly only a few months ago, “If the…NIF is funding anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian organizations, it would be news to me–and I’m sure the rest of the San Diego Jewish community–if these NIF positions were also the positions of the Leichtag Foundation … or given Charlene’s new position, the positions of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. So let me ask you, as friends, to please define what criteria you follow in making grants to organizations in Israel. For example, are the funds for whatever purposes they want or are they earmarked for specific purposes?”


Seidle responded saying that their donations “…involves the prerogative of a private foundation making determinations on best use of its resources. We are confident that our grant to the New Israel Fund was in line with our strategies and objectives and feel the money was well-spent.”

Yes, it’s a private foundation – and yes, good riddance to Charlene Seidle.  Jewish leaders cannot support organizations that boycott Israel and continue to lead Jewish organizations.  We call upon the UJA-Federation to immediately terminate Alisa Doctoroff for her similar support of an organization that boycotts Israel, and the Jewish Communal Fund to terminate Karen R. Adler for the same reason.


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