Bruce M. Freyer Named President of the
WJCS Board of Directors
Bruce M. Freyer
Bruce M. Freyer has been elected President of the Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2022. Freyer became involved with WJCS in 1997 and has held a variety of Board positions, including Chair of the Development Committee, Chair of the Jewish Programs committee, and Member of the Audit, Budget and Finance, Children and Youth Services, Government Relations, Investment, Managed Care, and Nominating Committees.
“Bruce has been invaluable in furthering the mission of WJCS in countless ways,” said WJCS CEO Seth Diamond. “He has been integral in developing strategic initiatives, a passionate and effective advocate for vulnerable children at Westchester County budget hearings, and been an active partner, supporting all aspects of the agency’s work. We are thrilled to have him as our new Board President and look forward to continuing to grow WJCS’s impact throughout Westchester with his guidance.”
“It is both an honor and a privilege to be recognized by my fellow board members to serve as their president,” said Freyer. “I look forward to working with all of my dedicated colleagues in continuing the work of this great organization and, along with them, in meeting the challenges confronting our community and bringing the dedicated expertise of the staff of WJCS to the needs of the entire Westchester community.”
Freyer’s dedication to social service and making the world a better place for all people extends to work overseas. He and his wife Dana founded the Global Partnership for Afghanistan, a non-profit organization devoted to working with rural Afghans to create viable and sustainable farm businesses that alleviate poverty, build sustainable livelihoods, and promote economic development. Ordained as a Rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Freyer had a distinguished career as a pulpit Rabbi, military chaplain in Vietnam, and Chaplain at Manhattanville College. His military service earned him the Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star. Bruce left the active rabbinate in 1977 and began his second professional career in the business world. In the early 90’s he entered a third professional career, devoting himself to programs aimed at “tikkun olam – bettering the world.” He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion.
Bruce and his wife, Dana, live in Armonk. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Tyana Kurtz (Scott); Daria Ventura (Joe) and grandparents of four grandchildren: Zachary & Sydney Kurtz and Cameron & Henry Ventura.