Jodie Rubenstein

Capital Region Regional Director

Jodie joins J Street after working as a children’s therapist for witnesses and survivors of domestic violence at Sanctuary for Families in New York. Born and raised in the DC Metro area, Jodie received a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University. In the summer of 2008, Jodie worked as an intern at Health Unlimited Peru in Lima, providing sexual health education to indigenous women and girls in the Andes region of Peru. Jodie received a Masters degree from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2011, specializing in contemporary social issues and trauma-focused treatment for children. After completing her Masters degree, Jodie spent five months living in South Tel Aviv and working with the African Refugee Development Center at a shelter for single mothers and pregnant women from Eritrea and Sudan. Since returning to the states in 2012, Jodie has led several Birthright trips and worked to create meaningful conversations about the future of a democratic state in Israel, most recently as the co-chair of the J Street Young Professionals Network in New York. Jodie is from Alexandria, VA and lives in Washington D.C.