JCRC/AJC Leadership

Dr. Richard Krugel
PRESIDENT 



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Dr. Richard Krugel has distinguished himself through his extensive leadership roles in Jewish and civic organizations. He has spent many years working in the Jewish community, both locally and nationally. He served two years as chair of The Jewish Fund, and was a founding board member of the fund. Dr. Krugel has held many leadership positions in the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, including serving six years as vice president. He has been chairman of the Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education and president of the Fresh Air Society/Tamarack Camps. Nationally, Dr. Krugel is currently on the board and executive committee of the Jewish Federations of North America, and served many years on the board of JESNA, Jewish Education Service of North America.

Dr. Krugel’s past communal work has also included serving on the boards of Sinai Hospital of Detroit, the Rehabilitation Institute of the DMC, and the Visiting Nurse Association, Inc., where he was chairman of the board of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan.

An orthopaedic surgeon practicing with the Wayne State University Physicians Group, Dr. Krugel is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (U of M) and his M.D. from U of M’s Medical School.

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