Pelosi, Schumer, Van Hollen and Jayapal to Speak at J Street’s National Gala

October 4, 2019

Event Caps the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Group’s Conference — One of the Largest Annual Gatherings of American Jews

J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, announced today that their 2019 National Gala Dinner will feature remarks by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), as well as a moderated discussion with Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) on the future of the US-Israel relationship and American leadership in the Middle East.

Taking place on the evening of Monday, October 28 at the Washington Convention Center, the Gala is part of J Street’s National Conference, one of the largest annual gatherings of American Jews. From October 26-29, the conference — featuring leading activists, policymakers, lawmakers and experts — will rally thousands of American Jews and progressive allies in support of diplomacy-first foreign policy and liberal democratic values.

“As we celebrate the incredibly generous work and major achievements of our honorees, we’re excited to hear from these leading lawmakers,” said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. “At a time when many of our core values are under threat both in Israel and here at home, J Street is proud to stand with so many allies who are defending democracy and working towards a better future.”

The Gala will honor the philanthropists Pilar Crespi Robert and Stephen Robert for their record of defending human rights, expanding educational opportunities, working to end the occupation and promoting peace in Israel and the Palestinian Territory.

The Gala starts at 7:30pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. To register to attend the Gala or any portion of the J Street National Conference as a member of the press, please fill out this form.

For more information, contact Logan Bayroff: [email protected].