Community Briefs: New Phillies GM is Jewish, COVID Relief Kits Donated

Sam Fuld . Photo by Keith Allison licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Phillies Name Sam Fuld General Manager
The Philadelphia Phillies promoted Sam Fuld on Dec. 22 from director of integrative baseball performance to general manager, reported.

Fuld, 39, who is Jewish, replaces Matt Klentak as general manager. He will be working under Dave Dombrowski, the Phillies’ newly hired president of baseball operations.

In a 2019 Jewish Exponent story, Fuld, who was an outfielder for parts of eight seasons in Major League Baseball, said he was looking forward to remaining in the game after his playing career was over.

“I really do enjoy the unique challenges of working in the front office and all the intellectual stimulation that provides,” he said.

Fuld is a New Hampshire native and Stanford University graduate. He was a finalist for the Boston Red Sox managerial position earlier this year. He joined the Phillies in November 2017.

COVID-19 Relief Kits Donated
B’nai B’rith Community Coordinator Samuel Domsky of Huntingdon Valley presented Rabbi Sandy Berliner, chaplain and service coordinator for Federation Housing locations in the Philadelphia area, with 150 COVID-19 relief kits provided by B’nai B’rith.

Residents and staff of the Arthur and Estelle Sidewater House in Philadelphia and Florence E. Green House in Trevose received kits containing a cloth facemask and travel-sized hand sanitizer, both imprinted with the B’nai B’rith logo.

These kits will help ensure residents and staff stay safe during the pandemic.

The donation is one of many made as part of B’nai B’rith’s project to provide 3,000 COVID-19 relief kits around the U.S. Individual B’nai B’rith community coordinators will donate kits on behalf of B’nai B’rith to local agencies dedicated to serving the community.

The B’nai B’rith COVID-19 relief campaign has supported projects around the world since it began in March.

The B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund has responded to manmade and natural disasters worldwide since 1865.


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