The St. Paul Jewish Federation elected Rick Linsk president of the board of directors at its 85th Annual Meeting on Monday, July 20. Linsk is a long-time Federation volunteer and leader, having served as board vice president from 2016 to 2018 and president-elect since 2018. He chaired the Central Budget and Review Committee, which leads Federation’s allocations process, from 2013 to 2015.
“We have a strong and caring Jewish community in St. Paul,” said Linsk. “I’m looking forward to working with my fellow board members, colleagues, and community members to find ways to be even more welcoming and responsive to all Jews in greater St. Paul. Just as we draw on our traditions and teachings, we will tap new technologies and the immense creativity of our community to create more engagement, more dialogue, and more tzedakah.”
Since 2009, Linsk has been an attorney with Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. He works primarily in the firm’s health care, insurance, employment, and products liability litigation practices. After earning his law degree, he was a judicial law clerk for the Minnesota Supreme Court. Previously, he was a journalist for more than two decades for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Minnesota. He was an investigative reporter with the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 1999 to 2006.
Rick Linsk lives in St. Paul with his wife Nancy Crotti and is a member of Mount Zion Temple. Rick and Nancy have two adult children, Hannah and Madeleine, who live in the Twin Cities.
The following individuals were also appointed to serve on the 2020-2021 board:
Sharon Benmaman, Secretary
Deb Weiss, Treasurer
Mark Adelman, Past President
Jonathan Brod Farber
Tessa Blakeley Silver