Associate Regional Director for the Tristate/PA
Shifra joins J Street after returning to the US from living and working in Israel for four years. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in linguistics and completing a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in North Carolina, Shifra moved to Israel as part of the NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship. As a NIF fellow, she worked with two grassroots, bi-national organizations empowering marginalized Jewish and Palestinian communities to organize for a more just and democratic Israel. She also worked for two years as the resource development and advocacy coordinator at Gisha- Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, one of Israel’s leading human rights organizations. In addition to ensuring financial sustainability for the organization, her role included advocating for the promotion of the right to freedom of movement for Palestinians in Gaza, as not only a human right but also as a necessary step for regional stability. Shifra is eager to work with American Jewish leadership in growing our power as a progressive force in US politics and ensuring that Israel upholds the democratic values that we cherish.