Deputy Regional Director and Special Advisor for New England
Janette Hillis-Jaffe returns to J Street after having served as the Regional Political Director and then Special Adviser to the New England Region from 2010 to 2013. Janette has over two decades of experience in marketing, development and political organizing, including helping to fund anti-poverty and public health programs as a development consultant in Israel; supporting the development of GENKI, a citizens’ environmental movement in Tokyo; evaluating a maternal child health system in Pakistan with the Aga Khan Health Service; and directing the Massachusetts Child Hunger Initiative for Project Bread in Boston. Janette holds a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and is the author of the book, Everyday Healing. Janette has lived in Jerusalem for six years as an adult and is equally comfortable in Orthodox shuls or the Arab shuk. She is passionate about supporting Israel to create a future in which it remains both Jewish and Democratic; fulfilling the dream that it will shine as a beacon of the best of Jewish values. Janette lives in Sharon, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.