Congressional Resource Page

Welcome to the J Street’s Congressional Resource Page. As you navigate the intricacies of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Middle East diplomacy, we hope you will consider J Street as a nuanced and helpful source of information, insight and analysis.

As the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, we pride ourselves on openly and honestly evaluating the challenges facing the US, Israel and the Middle East today. We advocate for pragmatic, principled policies that advance peace and security while living up to our shared democratic ideals, both at home and abroad. We give voice to the views, concerns and values of the majority of American Jews.

We hope you find this site to be a useful resource and encourage you to reach out to us at any time if we may be of assistance to you.

Contact us:

Public Affairs Team

Kevin Rachlin
Vice President of Public Affairs

Hannah Morris
Director of Government Affairs

Cooper Boyar
Director of Public Affairs — Congressional Delegations

Kat DesCamp-Renner
Government Affairs Associate, Lobbyist for New England and the Midwest

Hannah Fajer
Senior Government Affairs Associate, Lobbyist for the West Coast

Regev Ortal
Senior Government Affairs Associate, Lobbyist for the Capital/South and Sun Belt

Benji Schwartz
Government Affairs Assistant Director, Lobbyist for the Mid-Atlantic and Florida

Policy Team

Dylan Williams
Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategy

Debra Shushan
Director of Policy

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Congressional and Staff Delegations

J Street Education Fund missions are motivated by the organization’s love for Israel and concern for Israel’s long-term future as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people. Our objective is to provide Members of Congress and congressional staff with a balanced view of critical issues affecting the US relationship with Israel and, in particular, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Participants should emerge with an in-depth understanding of the facts on the ground, the politics of the moment and the options for American leadership to help resolve the conflict.

Our next Congressional Delegation will take place October 27 through November 3, 2023. To learn more about our delegations, please contact Cooper Boyar at [email protected]

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American Jewish Public Opinion Polling

J Street has regularly commissioned polls to keep track of American Jewish public opinion on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The respected polling firm GBA strategies conducts these polls, including polls of American Jewish voters on every election night since 2010. This large body of data makes clear that American Jews consistently and overwhelmingly support pro-Israel, pro-peace policies and the tough diplomacy needed to solve problems in the Middle East.

Click here for our most recent November 2022 election night polling.

J Street Policy Center

The J Street Policy Center is the “policy shop” of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, producing original analysis and other resources to inform and educate elected officials, policymakers and advocates on issues related to US policy toward Israel, Palestine and the broader Middle East.