colin weil

Executive Director

Colin A. Weil

Biography

Colin is a senior executive and institutional entrepreneur with nearly 35 years’ experience in nonprofit and for-profit management, with deep wisdom in strategic planning and change management, marketing and communications, digital strategies, advancement, and operations.

Prior to joining BJ in the summer of 2016, Colin was the Director of Marketing and Digital at the Jewish Museum, where he led key strategic change initiatives and delivered an all new brand, marketing, and digital infrastructure. Prior to that,  he served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (Hillel); and Chief Operating Officer of the AIDS Walks in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He began his career as Financial Controller for Citibank Private Bank’s Art Advisory Service and continued with marketing management and leadership roles at ITT Financial, The Shooting Gallery Creative Agency, and Havas/EuroRSCG. A New York City native, Colin received a BA in Art History from Yale University and holds leadership positions in a number of not-for-profit organizations including Treasurer of the Council of American Jewish Museums, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of YJAA – the Yale Jewish Alumni Association. He lives in the Upper West Side with his daughter, Stella (4th Grade at PS166; Kadima Dalet), and her cat sisters Tailor Swiff and KT Purry.

Articles Written by
Colin A. Weil

The Thanksgiving Minyan

Throughout the past nine months, through the anxiety and fear, the isolation and frustration caused by COVI...

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Going Behind the Zoom with BJ

From prayer and learning to volunteering and social connections, each week, thousands of BJ members and fri...

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BJ Campus Re-Entry Task Force Report

As the rabbis shared earlier this summer, our commitment to the health and safety of the staff and members ...

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Office Closure Announcement

In recognition of the great effort it has taken on the part of the BJ staff to transition to VirtuShul duri...

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Coronavirus Update: March 15

We have learned that a member of the BJ community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We have tempo...

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Coronavirus Update: March 14

We have learned that a member of the BJ community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We have tempo...

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Coronavirus Update: March 12

We have made the very difficult decision to suspend all in-person programming other than prayer, and we wil...

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Coronavirus Update: March 9

Learn about important updates regarding upcoming programs and protocols. The March 9 Purim Afterparty is ca...

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Coronavirus Update: March 6

With new information regarding the coronavirus and its presence in New York City and within the NYC Jewish ...

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