William Daroff, named by the Forward newspaper as one of the 50 most influential Jews in America, will be the featured speaker at the Jewish Federation’s annual Men’s Night Out.
Daroff is the senior vice president for public policy and director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North America. He is a leading advocate for the American Jewish community’s agenda in the nation’s capital. As the chief lobbyist and principal spokesperson on public policy and international affairs for the 154 Jewish Federations and more than 300 independent communities represented by JFNA, Daroff ensures that the voice of Jewish Federations is a prominent force on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch.
Daroff guides the Jewish community’s advocacy efforts on the Federation movement’s key domestic policy issues, principally on health and human services, such as Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care, and policies affecting older Americans, as well as homeland security programs and strengthening the capacity of charities to care for those in need.
In addition to his focus on domestic policy, Daroff is a key player in foreign policy circles -- advising policy-makers and elected officials on Jewish communal concerns, principally those related to the U.S.-Israel relationship, the Middle East conflict, vulnerable Jewish communities across the world and the fight to combat states that promote terror. He is also a leader in the worldwide fight to combat the assault on Israel’s legitimacy, acting as a key steward of the Federation Movement’s $6 million Israel Action Network initiative, and serving on both the steering committee of the Prime Minister of Israel’s global task force and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Organization’s working group.
Daroff is also a social networking pioneer and evangelist. He has twice been named by JTA as being among the top five most influential Jewish Twitterers in the world, and was named by the National Jewish Outreach Program as one of the top ten Jewish influencers in social media. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/Daroff.
$40 for dinner and program. Open to men who have made a minimum pledge of $365 to the Jewish Federation's 2015 Campaign for Jewish Needs.