New Young Leadership Campaign Manager at UJFT

October 23, 2020

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Matthew Kramer-Morning joined United Jewish Federation of Tidewater as Young Leadership Campaign manager this month.

Originally from Northern Wisconsin, Matt Kramer-Morning has a diverse background in the professional Jewish world. Most recently, he served in a similar position in Indianapolis.

His professional career has included work with Federations, Hillels, Jewish camping, and AIPAC and has spanned across the country including the Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, and Indianapolis Jewish communities.

“Tidewater is a really interesting Jewish community,” says Kramer-Morning. “It’s smaller than Indianapolis, but with more engagement.” In fact, he notes that Tidewater’s smaller community raises more than $1 million more than Indianapolis.

A lot of federations are pulling back from programming during the pandemic, notes Kramer-Morning, “but not this community, which is looking to engage young adults.”

Impressed with how UJFT’s Young Adult Division has “powered through (COVID-19), thinking creatively how to meet in person, socially-distanced, and safe,” he says he’s looking forward to the “great program he’s coming into.”

Kramer-Morning also lived in Israel for three years where he served in an IDF combat unit as a sharpshooter/sniper, and now holds dual citizenship in both Israel and the United States. In addition, he is close to completion of his master’s degree in Jewish Professional Studies and Non-Profit Management from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.

Kramer-Morning and his fiancée Nicole, say they are “both excited to move to Virginia and join the community!”

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