J Street Hires Rabbinic Director

January 11th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street announced today that Rabbi Lawrence Troster will join the pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby as Rabbinic Director, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Rabbi Troster will spearhead efforts to build and cultivate rabbinic leadership within the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. He will work closely with J Street’s 650-member Rabbinic Cabinet and its field organizers to strengthen J Street’s presence in synagogues and other Jewish community institutions across the country. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Record Aid Appropriations to Israel

December 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami applauded the inclusion of $3.075 billion in aid to Israel in the government spending bill for FY2012. “The decision to provide a record $3.075 billion to Israel this coming year is an important affirmation that a strong and vibrant US-Israel relationship based on shared values and goals is a core American interest,” said J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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Majority of Jewish Americans Support J Street's Views, Not ECI's

October 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON— J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to an article posted today in Washington Jewish Week, “After J Street Declares War, ECI Punches Back.” Read More...

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Days of Reflection

October 7th, 2011

For many of us, these are days for deep reflection and soul-searching on the past year. How, we ask, as individuals and as a community can we better ourselves and the world? Naturally, our focus turns in part to Israel and how events there impact us as a people. My heart, along with many of yours no doubt, swelled with pride on hearing that among the Nobel Prize winners this year is an Israeli physicist, Daniel Shechtman – another amazing accomplishment for a small country that has done so much to advance global learning. My heart filled as well this past week – but with concern – over other, more deeply troubling news from Israel. Read More...

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Word on the Street: Time to Lead

September 27th, 2011

Now is not the time for us to step back in despair. It is time for us to step forward to help lead in the American Jewish community. We can and must shift the communal discussion away from an unproductive blame game to a recognition of the urgency of a two-state solution if Israel is to remain both Jewish and democratic. It is time for us to lead in American politics. We have to stop politicians from taking positions that are, in the long-run, counterproductive for Israel and the U.S. while searching for short-term political gain. And it is time for us to lead in the global Jewish community. We must tell our brothers and sisters in Israel the truth: the path that our national homeland is on is unsustainable. Read More...

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