United Jewish Communities, the money-hemorrhaging umbrella organization for the North American Jewish federation system, announced yesterday that its new president and CEO will be Jerry Silverman, who since 2004 has headed the small but scrappy Foundation for Jewish Camp, a non-profit dedicated to bolstering the fortunes of North America’s Jewish summer overnight camps. In a mark of his innovative fund-raising style, Silverman announced an immediate color war between the Jewish federations of Detroit and Chicago.

UJC Taps Silverman as New Executive [JTA]