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Arnie Fielkow

Arnie Fielkow

CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

Arnie D. Fielkow has enjoyed a long career in sports, politics, law, and Jewish communal work. Before coming to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Fielkow served as President and CEO of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. Twice elected to the New Orleans City Council as President, he helped rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He also served as Executive Vice President of the New Orleans Saints from 2000-2005.

In 2017, he became CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. He has focused on the building and strengthening of relationships with synagogues and other community partners, as well as expanding the big tent under which the Federation operates, by creating: JNEXT, a program for Gen-X Jewish New Orleanians; LGBTQ outreach through JP NOLA; a professional mentoring program designed to retain top talent in New Orleans; and two landmark external relations centers: the Goldring Family Foundation Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs, and the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families.

Fielkow is married to Dr. Susan Fielkow, and has five children and two grandchildren. He received his BA from Northwestern University and his JD from the University of Wisconsin.