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Thorn Pozen, Washington, D.C.

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 21, 2017

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  • 2017 Frank Fellows

Thorn Pozen is a partner in the law firm of Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP in Washington, D.C., where, among other topics, he advises government and private sector clients on local government, administrative law, and local and federal government ethics issues.  Mr. Pozen previously served as a Partner at Stinson Morrison Hecker, and was the D.C.…



Ashley Noell, Richmond

by Haya Luftig

Ashley Noell, 35 years old, grew up in the small town of Lexington, Virginia. Growing up in a town without many Jews, her mother felt that it was very important to be exposed to the Jewish culture. Ashley attended Synagogue with her family, weekly, and was Bat Mitzvahed at the age of 13. During her senior…



Eva Lippman, Silicon Valley

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 21, 2017

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  • 2017 Frank Fellows

Eva Lippman has taught 5th-7th grades in three different California public school districts. She is deeply honored to have been selected as a Frank Fellow and very much looks forward to learning more about the various issue areas. Eva’s father survived the Shoah in Budapest Hungary as a child. In 1956 he became a refugee…



Margo Levin, Reading

by Haya Luftig

Margo Levin was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico. Margo moved to Pennsylvania in 2000.  Prior to moving, she had been an ESL teacher at in elementary school in Puebla. Margo studied computer programing in Mexico and earned a degree in that field in 1999. Margo worked for Study Group, an international educational placement company…



Dori Gerber, Orlando

by Haya Luftig

Dori Gerber is celebrating her 17th year in education, and has taught in both the private and public sectors, though the majority of her teaching career was spent in Jewish Day Schools in both Orlando and Boca Raton, Florida. She was named Teacher of the Year at her school, Bear Lake Elementary School, in 2016.…



Andrew Fox, Tidewater

by Haya Luftig

Andrew R. “Andy” Fox is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Highlights of his childhood were summers spent at URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Mississippi and serving as the National Federation of Temple Youth’s Vice President for Social Action in 1990-1991.  Andy attended Cornell University on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship, and…



Ami Abramson, Charleston

by Haya Luftig

Ami Natasha Abramson is an educator with a passion for innovative teaching and educational excellence. She became involved in community service at an early age, served as a Kiwanis Builders Club President in middle school, State and International Key Club officer in high school and Community Service Coordinator in college. She led local, state, and…



Our duty: to raise our voices for those who have no voice

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 16, 2017

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  • E-Update

by Linda Scherzer Special to NJJN August 9, 2017 In West Orange attorney Jared Silverman’s opinion piece, “What are the priorities of Jewish advocacy groups?” (July 27), he asks a pointed question about the communal agendas of three Jewish advocacy organizations: the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs…



August Recess Advocacy Toolkit

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 16, 2017

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JCPA encourages the network to meet with their congressional members while they are in their district offices during the month of August. JCPA’s toolkit, provides background on policy priorities, talking points, and tips for a successful meeting. Our key messages to Congress: Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Federal Budget – FY 2018 budget must protect our most…



Our Role in Combating White Nationalism, a message from David Bernstein, President and CEO of JCPA

by Haya Luftig

The “Unite the Right” violent rallies in Charlottesville were a jarring wake-up call to many Americans and certainly the Jewish community. For many years, such hate rallies were rare and poorly attended. White nationalism seemed to be a small, mostly hidden force operating on the societal margins and under the anonymity of social media. Given…