Sarah Eisenman, the creator of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s Entwine program, which focuses on leadership development...

and includes a global service component, is leaving the organization for JFNA, according to an internal memo from JFNA Chief of Staff Shira Hutt, shared on Friday. Eisenman will be the organization’s first chief community and Jewish life officer, leading a new department that Hutt said is an evolution of its Education and Engagement department.

JFNA’s Community and Jewish Life department will manage a new partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group, announced in December, to serve Russian-speaking Jews, in addition to the Pandemic Emergency Coalition.

Eisenman had been a candidate for the CEO job at the JDC, but withdrew her name from consideration in August.