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General: Jason Wiesenfeld

The Miami Beach Jewish Community Center (MBJCC) will honor Carrie B. and Jason P. Wiesenfeld '98 LAW at their 2015 annual gala SAVOR: A Party for a Purpose.

The couple, called "a tremendous asset to the MBJCC community," have graciously dedicated their time and resources to the organization over the past decade. In support of the new MBJCC facility, Mr. Wiesenfeld was involved in its multi-year fundraising efforts and served as Vice-Chair of the capital campaign. Mrs. Wiesenfeld served on the MBJCC Board of Trustees as Vice President and chaired many committees and events. Their three children are all active participants in many activities on the Simkins Family Campus.

In addition to their involvement at the MBJCC, Mr. and Mrs. Wiesenfeld are both active members of the community at large. Both are past members of the Fine Arts Board for the City of Miami Beach and are active supporters of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and AIPAC. Currently Mrs. Wiesenfeld is Vice-Chair of the Lehrman Community Day School Board of Trustees, a member of the Temple Beth Sholom Board of Trustees, and a member of the Miami Beach Commission for Women. She has served on Temple Beth Sholom’s School Board for nine years, including as president of their PTO. Previously she was a Human Resources Consultant for Accenture in New York City before becoming the Director of Human Resources for Investran, a Miami-based private equity software company. She was graduated from Syracuse University.

Mr. Wiesenfeld joined the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 2000, after practicing law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York City. He holds degrees from the University of Florida (B.S., Finance and Real Estate) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 1998). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Law School Association, the Investment Advisory Committee of the Perez Art Museum Miami, and the South Florida Advisory Board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

The gala will take place on the evening of Saturday, February 21st, 2015 on the MBJCC's Simkins Family Campus.

Submitted on Dec 19, 2014

Career News: Ari Zak

 Global specialist law firm Dechert LLP announced that Ari M. Zak '06 LAW has been newly elected as partner at the New York office, effective January 1st, 2015. Mr. Zak is a member of the Firm's Financial Services and Investment Management, Tax practice. He focuses his practice on financial services tax matters, with a particular emphasis on registered funds and alternative investment funds. He has significant experience working on matters relating to mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, business development companies and variable insurance funds. He has also worked extensively on matters relating to hedge funds, other alternative investment products and derivatives. Mr. Zak holds degrees from Yeshiva University (B.S. summa cum laude 2002), where he was recognized with the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Award for Superior Scholarship in Accounting, and Columbia Law School (J.D. 2006, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) where he was a member of the Columbia Business Law Review.

Submitted on Dec 13, 2014
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