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Executive & Administrative Team

Community Relations,
Education & Programming Team

Rachel A. Lerner

Senior Vice President for Community Relations

Rachel joins J Street after working for the Jewish community for close to ten years. Most recently, she was Director of Strategic Community Planning Initiatives at the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto. Prior to that, Rachel was...

Josh Friedes

Director of Rabbinic and Synagogue Engagement

After two years of directing the J Street’s advocacy staff in the field, Josh has been tapped to engage rabbis and congregants in J Street’s advocacy efforts. Josh has over 20 years of experience as an organizer and strategist. After a...

Courtney Rohrbach

Director, Events and Marketing

Courtney joins J Street with over ten years of development and event experience. Most recently with the Alzheimer’s Association, Courtney has a diverse background in the arts, Jewish community and health care. A native of Chicago...

Jordan Schreiber

Programming and Events Manager

Jordan joins J Street with over two years of both non-profit and political fundraising experience. She received her BA in Political Science from University of the Pacific, where her studies included a year in Cairo, Egypt conducting...

Alyson Samach

Programming Associate

Alyson joins J Street after graduating from the University of Florida with a BA in Economics and Political Science. In her final semester at UF, she co-founded a J Street U chapter and conducted research on the effects of petroleum...

Kalyani Grad-Kaimal

Mikva Fellow

Kalyani joins J Street after graduating from the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. She majored in Middle East Studies, focusing specifically on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She was deeply ...

Lindsey Forte

Events Assistant

Lindsey Forte joins J Street after graduating from the University of Chicago, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Human Rights. During her time in college, she also spent a quarter studying Civilizations and Arabic in...

Government Affairs Team

Development Team

Communications & Digital Team

Jessica Rosenblum

Vice President of Communications

Jessica comes to J Street from Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, where, as a vice-president, she worked to raise the profile of a number highly successful advocacy campaigns including the Great Schlep and the campaign by retired senior...

Alan Elsner

Special Advisor to the President

Alan Elsner has had a long career at the top ranks of American and international journalism prior to joining J Street. As State Department and later White House correspondent for Reuters News Agency, Elsner traveled the world with...

Benjamin Silverstein

Digital Director

Benjamin returned to head J Street’s digital department after a year on the DCCC’s digital team. Prior to that, he spent four years as a digital associate and a grant writer for J Street. Originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts...

Logan Bayroff

Associate Director of Communications

Logan joins J Street after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History. After founding Penn's J Street U chapter, he served as President of the J Street U National Board for 2011-2012. During the 2012-2013 year he...

Melanie Fineman

Digital Communications Associate

Melanie joins J Street after a range of experiences in the progressive political and Jewish communities. She most recently worked as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC). Melanie...

Nir Oz-Ari

Digital Associate and Hebrew Media Liaison

Nir joined J Street in 2015. Prior to this, he was working in Israel for the communications department in the Prime Minister's Office, where he worked on issues related to conflict. During his service in the IDF as a medic in the...

Benjy Cannon

Communication and Content Associate

Benjy joined J Street after graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011. He holds a BA in Government and Philosophy. Benjy was the President of the 2014-2015 J Street U National Board. In college, Benjy did digital communications...

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Political Team

J Street U

Ben Elkind

J Street U Director

Ben joins J Street after two years of organizing with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation. Prior to his work there, Ben attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where...

Catie Stewart

Northwest Campus Organizer

Catie joins J Street after graduating from Brandeis University with a BA in English Literature. She served as the Northeast Representative to the J Street U National Board from 2014-2015, and was a J Street U Regional Co-Chair the year...

Adina Brin

Southwest Campus Organizer

Adina joined the J Street U team after graduating from Bates College with a BA in Religious Studies. She served as a J Street U Northeast Regional Co-Chair from 2014-2015 and helped establish the J Street U chapter at Bates. She first...

Zach Padgett

DC and South Campus Organizer

Zach joins J Street after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he double majored in Peace, War, and Defense and Global Studies with a minor in Arabic. He served as a J Street U Southeast Regional...

Orren Arad-Neeman

Mid-Atlantic Campus Organizer

Orren joins J Street after graduating from Pomona College with a BA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science. She co-founded J Street U of the Claremont Colleges in her first year of college and served as a co-chair of the chapter for...

Elie Leaderman-Bray

Northeast Campus Organizer

Elie joins J Street after graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Sociology. She served for several years in J Street U leadership, from co-founding the chapter at UMass in 2012 to representing the Northeast on the...

Noa Fleischacker

Midwest Campus Organizer

Noa joins the J Street U team after graduating from Oberlin College. Noa co-founded Oberlin's J Street U chapter her freshman year and later served as the Midwest Representative to the J Street U National Board from 2014-2015. She...

Daniela Tolchinsky

Israel Organizer

Daniela joins the J Street U team after three years as a J Street U student leader at University of Chicago. Daniela served as part of J Street U national student leadership as an Israel Engagement Co-Chair, and as a Conference Co-Chair...

Israel Team

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