Goldring/ Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life Names New CEO

The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) has named Michele Schipper Chief Executive Officer. Schipper, who has served as the ISJL's Chief Operating Officer since 2007, will become CEO in early 2018 when founding leader Macy B. Hart steps aside.

Schipper, a Jackson native, spent two decades working in the Jewish communal service world on the West Coast before returning to Mississippi ten years ago.

When he transitions away from running the ISJL, Hart will focus on his "ISJL Bucket List," which includes development work as well as projects he has long wanted to explore, but never had the time to do while concentrating on the primary objectives of the organization.