Erica Solomon Picked As NCJW MN Executive Director

Erica Solomon, who was the former director of the JCFS NextGen program, was named the next executive director of National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota, effective June 1. Solomon replaces Beth Gendler, who is the new ED of Jewish Community Action.

“I am honored and thrilled to be selected as NCJW Minnesota’s next executive director,” Solomon said in a statement. “This organization has been close to my heart since I first got involved through the Women Leading Change Cohort in 2016, and has had a tremendous impact on me personally as an advocate, leader, and a member of the Jewish community.”

In February, NCJW embarked on a search to identify a new executive director after Gendler, who had led the organization for 10 years, announced she was stepping down.  Solomon emerged as the “obvious candidate,” according to NCJW, following its search.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Erica as our new ED. Her strong, inspiring and collaborative leadership is a perfect fit for NCJW Minnesota at this juncture,” said Lynn Lederman, NCJW Minnesota’s president and board chair. “I am confident that we will continue to grow from strength to strength with her wise guidance and vision for the organization. NCJW Minnesota is well-positioned for a vibrant and exciting new chapter.”

Said Solomon: “As I step into this new role, I know that I will continue to be lifted up daily by the network of strong passionate, talented women that make up the NCJW staff, board, and community of the past, present, and future.”