J Street Announces Hadar Susskind’s Departure

September 1, 2011

Vice President of Policy and Strategy leaves September 30th to open the Washington, DC office of Tides

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement on the upcoming departure of J Street Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Hadar Susskind, for a new opportunity:

“It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that Hadar Susskind, J Street’s Vice President of Policy and Strategy, is moving on to a new position with Tides, a values-based infrastructure platform for social change. Hadar will join Tides as Senior Vice President/Managing Director and will formally leave J Street on September 30.

J Street is sad to lose such a talented and dedicated colleague, but we are excited about the new responsibilities and challenges that Hadar will be taking on in his new role. He will be opening the Washington DC office for Tides at a time of strategic recalibration, and will lead the creation of a “Tikkun Olam Fund” to support Jewish social justice work, an area where Hadar has a strong and passionate interest.

Hadar has been our chief legislative officer for the past two years, during which he oversaw our growing influence and impact in Congress. He has been a tireless voice for J Street on the Hill, and an important member of our senior team.

I am very grateful for all that Hadar has done to advance the cause of peace and security for Israel and for a more open conversation in the American Jewish community.”