Eric J. Rosen and Diane Wohl Elected to The Jewish Theological Seminary Board of Trustees

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December 21, 2009, New York, NY

Eric J. Rosen of New York City and Diane Wohl of Mill Neck, New York, have been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS).

Mr. Rosen is a partner of MSD Capital, L.P., the private investment firm established to exclusively manage the capital of Michael S. Dell and his family. Mr. Rosen joined MSD Capital in 2005 and is responsible for leading the firm’s private equity investment activities. The firm currently manages over $10 billion of assets utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to investing, encompassing traditional private equity, real estate, and publicly traded securities.

Previously, Mr. Rosen was a managing director of Onex Corporation, a diversified holding company and investment firm, and prior to joining Onex in 1989, he was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Merchant Banking groups of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Mr. Rosen received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Rosen is currently on the boards of OneWest Bank, a full-service thrift institution chartered by the OTS; ValleyCrest Companies, the largest North American commercial landscape installation and maintenance company; and DentalOne Partners, a dental-practice management company. Mr. Rosen is also on the board of New Alternatives for Children, a New York City–based nonprofit agency serving children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families, and is a trustee of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust.

Diane Wohl’s extensive portfolio embraces Jewish youth and women, the New York metropolitan Jewish community, the Conservative Movement, Israel, and the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Past president of Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, New York, Ms. Wohl serves Hillel as vice chair of its national Board of Directors and member of its international Board of Governors, as well as a member of the Executive Board (Secretary) of Hofstra Hillel.

Currently a board member of UJA-Federation of New York, the Jewish Women’s Archive, Project Kesher, and the Gurwin Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Ms. Wohl is the immediate past chair of Long Island AIPAC. Her many honors include the UJA-Federation Caring Commission’s Sy Rudorfer Award, as well as awards from Hofstra Hillel, Limmud FSU, and the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. At JTS, she and her husband established the Diane and Howard Wohl Office of Alumni Affairs. She is also a member of JTS’s Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies Advisory Board, the Long Island / Queens Cabinet, and Torah Fund Cabinet of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.

Ms. Wohl and her husband have three children and four grandchildren.

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