Vice President and Chief of Staff
Adina joined J Street in 2015 as the Deputy Israel Director at J Street and in 2020, she served as J Street’s Israel Director before taking on the role of Chief of Staff in 2021. Prior to J Street, Adina worked at the Shimon Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in the Development and External Relations Department, where she gained extensive experience in developing and initiating Israeli-Palestinian people-to-people, peacebuilding programs in a variety of sectors, including peace education, healthcare, business, and environment. Adina holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Boston University and Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University. During undergrad, Adina served as the Vice President and President of the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Alliance, a pivotal experience that led her to pursue a career in the promotion of Israeli-Palestinian peace. After making Aliyah in 2009, Adina worked and volunteered for several Israeli peacebuilding non-profits. In addition to her involvement in the Israeli peace industry, Adina, the daughter of a cantor and product of Jewish day schools and camps, feels deeply connected to the American Jewish community. Adina grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and lived on Kibbutz Givat Brenner in Israel for 12 years before relocating back to the United States. She currently resides in Rockville, Maryland with her husband, Yoni, their daughter, Naomi, and their 2 dogs, Golda and Mili.