President & CEO

David Waren is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Before joining our Federation in June 2019, David was with the Anti-Defamation League, where he served for 24 years in a variety of senior positions including vice president of regional operations, director of ADL’s Education Division and regional director of ADL’s St. Louis and Connecticut offices. He was previously in private legal practice,  specializing in corporate law and bankruptcy.

David received his BA with honors from Brandeis University. He received his JD, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. David has also studied at Hebrew University and at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He is the recipient of ADL’s Milton A. Senn Award for professional excellence.