Wanted: Administrator to lead one of the largest Jewish agencies in Los Angeles. Must be able to handle national crises, raise vast sums of money and please people aged 3-103, from Conejo Valley to Venice Beach.
Staff and lay leaders for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles say they were taken by surprise March 14 when executive vice president Jeffrey L. Rouss handed in his resignation. Rouss, 52, has a 20-year history with the organization, working his way up from director of teen services at the North Valley Jewish Community Center. He will leave his current post as overseer of the L.A.-area's seven JCCs in late April to become head of development for the western regional fundraising arm of the American Friends of Hebrew University.