J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement upon news that J Street VP of New Media and Communications Isaac Luria and J Street Press Secretary Amy Spitalnick are moving on to new positions:
It is with very mixed emotions that I am announcing that two of J Street’s staff who have been with the organization since its very beginning are now moving on to new positions elsewhere – Isaac Luria and Amy Spitalnick. On the one hand, I am so sad to lose such talented and energetic colleagues from our movement. On the other, I am happy to see them prepare to take on new responsibilities and challenges as their careers and lives continue to develop. Isaac has been the voice and spirit of our online advocacy since even before our launch in 2008 when he lived in Jerusalem, and Amy has been the primary face of the organization to the media since the fall of 2008. This is the natural course of events in Washington and in the advocacy world as talented, young professionals look to grow and seek out new challenges. I couldn’t be more grateful for all that they have done to advance the cause of peace and security for Israel and for a more open conversation in the American Jewish community. J Street as a whole wishes them all the best in their new endeavors.