Capital South Regional Director

Amos Gil has over 30 years experience in building, managing, and expanding highly visible and influential social-oriented non-profit organizations and start-up projects.

Before joining J Street, Amos served as the CEO of the Jerusalem International YMCA, a landmark institution which provides a rare meeting place for the city’s Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Beginning in 2004, Amos was the Founding Executive Director of Ir-Amim (“City of Peoples”, “City of Nations”), an Israeli nonprofit which specializes in the unique circumstances of Jerusalem in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Amos had previously served as the first Executive Director of ACRI – the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, comparable to the American ACLU – from 1993-1999.

Amos was the first Executive Director of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST) in New York and has taught at the Harris School at the University of Chicago and the School for Public Policy at DePaul University. He served as an organizational consultant to University of Chicago Hillel.

Amos’s other work experience includes ten years in the Israeli high-tech market in senior management positions.

Amos is a Captain (Res.) in the Israeli Defense Force and also served as a Captain at Israeli Police Headquarters.