Minnesota Vikings owner to chair Jewish Federations of North America
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Minnesota Vikings owner to chair Jewish Federations of North America

Mark Wilf expected to lead umbrella group, with Jodi Schwartz as his deputy, Harold Gernsbacher taking on role of treasurer

Mark Wilf, a co-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, at the team's gigantic Nordic horn in its new $1.1 billion stadium. (Hillel Kuttler/via JTA)
Mark Wilf, a co-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, at the team's gigantic Nordic horn in its new $1.1 billion stadium. (Hillel Kuttler/via JTA)

Mark Wilf, a real estate developer and owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team, is expected to be named the incoming chair of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Wilf has held numerous leadership positions, both nationally and locally, including National Campaign chair, National Young Leadership Cabinet co-chair, and president of his community’s Federation.

He also has served as co-chair of JFNA’s National Holocaust Survivors Initiative, where he has helped raise millions in funding for struggling and indigent survivors.

Wilf is an attorney and a partner in Garden Homes, a New Jersey-based real estate development firm. Wilf, along with his brother Zygi, has owned the Vikings since 2005.

He is a member of the board of 70 Faces Media, JTA’s parent company.

Jodi Schwartz of New York is expected to be named vice chair, and Harold Gernsbacher of Dallas is expected to be named treasurer.

The nominations will be brought to the JFNA Board of Trustees at its annual meeting at the organizations General Assembly, which will be held this year in Tel Aviv from October 22 to 24.

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