William Daroff is senior vice president of public policy and director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North America.
Daroff guides the Jewish community’s advocacy efforts on the Federation movement’s key domestic policy issues: health and human services, long-term care, policies affecting older Americans, as well as homeland security programs. He also works to ensure that charities have the capacity to care for those in need.
In addition to his focus on domestic policy, Daroff is a key player in foreign policy circles, advising policy-makers and elected officials on Jewish communal concerns, principally those related to the US-Israel relationship, the Middle East conflict, and efforts to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear capacity. He is a leader in the fight to combat the assault on Israel’s legitimacy, acting as a key steward of the Federation movement's Israel Action Network (IAN), and serving on both the steering committee of the Prime Minister of Israel’s global task force and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization’s working group.
Daroff is a social networking pioneer and evangelist. He has twice been named by JTA as one of the top five most influential Jewish Twitter users in the world, one of the top 50 most influential American Jews by the Forward, and one of the top ten Jewish influencers in social media by the National Jewish Outreach Program. Follow him at http://www.Twitter.com/Daroff.
Daroff received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in political science & history, his master’s degree in political science, and his juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
He lives in suburban Washington, DC, with his wife, Heidi Krizer Daroff, and their two children. The couple met in Krakow, Poland, while studying at Jagiellonian University, from which they both received certificates in the history of Eastern European Jewry and the Holocaust.