JCPA2020 Speakers

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Conference Speakers

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Katie Adams
Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues, United Church of Christ

Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Esq.
Associate General Secretary, Action and Advocacy for Justice and Peace, National Council of Churches

Heidi Altman
Director of Policy,  National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)

Rabbi Justus Baird
Senior Vice President, National Programs, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Alyssa Banford
Director of Civic Engagement, JCRC of St. Louis

Karen Paikin Barall
Director, Hadassah, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Tal Becker
Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute, Israeli Legal Expert, Peace Negotiator

David Bohm
Principal at Danna McKitrick, P.C.; Chair, JCPA Public Policy Advisory Committee

Chief Chris Burbank (Ret.)
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships with the Center for Policing Equity

Sister Simone Campbell
Executive Director, NETWORK – Advocates for Justice, Inspired by Catholic Sisters

Cassandra Carmichael
National Religious Partnership on the Environment (NRPE)

Dr. Efraim Chalamish
Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Jackie Congedo
Director, JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Sakira Cook
Director, Justice Reform Program,  The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Dr. Moses Davis
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Johns Hopkins University

Nathan Diament
Executive Director, Orthodox Union Advocacy Center

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb
Chair, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)

Revital Duek
Co-CEO, Tsofen

Dr. John H. Eaves
Spelman College

Ethan Felson
Executive Director, JFNA/JCPA Israel Action Network

Paul Fishman
Attorney, Arnold & Porter

Jason Flom
Founder and CEO, Lava Records & Lava Music Publishing

David Greenberg
Professor, Rutgers University

Roberta Grossman
Writer, Director, Producer, Who Will Write Our History

Lori Haas
Senior Director of Advocacy, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Ron Halber
Executive Director, JCRC of Gr. Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Hausner
Deputy Director,  JFNA/JCPA Israel Action Network

Darcy Hirsh
Director of Government Affairs, JFNA Washington Office

Jason Horowitz
Regional Israel Education Director for the Southeast, Israel Action Program, Hillel International

Amelia Kegan
Legislative Director, Domestic Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation

Rabbi Doug Kahn
Broad Tent Consulting

Elana Kahn
Director, JCRC of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Rabbi Robert G. Kaplan
Director, The Center for Community Leaderships, JCRC-NY

Dorian Karp
Senior Advocacy and Policy Manager, Jewish Women International

Richard B. Katskee
Legal Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Zachary Katznelson
Policy Director, Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform

Dove Kent
Senior Strategy Officer, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

Dr. Michael Koplow
Policy Director, Israel Policy Forum

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
President, RespectAbility; Cofounder, Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund

Rep. Brenda Lawrence
(D-MI); Founder, Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations

Liza Lieberman
Director of Public Policy, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Michael Lieberman
Washington Counsel, Anti-Defamation League

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt
Author, Antisemitism Here and Now; Professor,Emory University

Evie Litwok
Founder and Executive Director, Witness to Mass Incarceration

Rabbi Asher Lopatin
Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, Detroit

Emem Maurus
Attorney , Transgender Law Center

Joelle Novey
Director, Interfaith Power and Light of MD-DC-NoVA

Geri Palast
Exeuctive Director, JFNA/JCPA Israel Action Network

Carly Pildis

Kevin Rachlin
U.S. Director, Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Courtney C. Radsch
Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Insha Rahman
Director of Strategy & New Initiatives, Vera Institute

Jennifer Raskas
Washington, D.C. Manager, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Rabbi Shais Rishon
Kehilat Ir Chadash

Mike Salamon
Director of Community Engagement and Organizing, Anti-Defamation League

Nigel Savage
President & CEO, Hazon

Ronna Greff Schneider
Constitutional Law Professor, University of Cincinnati

Rabbi Susan Shankman
Washington Hebrew Congregation

Martin Shupack
Associate Director for Public Policy Service , Church World Service

Dr. Kenneth W. Stein
Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, Emory University

Naomi Steinberg
Vice President, HIAS

Dr. Faye Taxman
Professor and Director, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, George Mason University

Rev. John Vaughn
Executive Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Eric K. Ward
Executive Director, Western States Center; Civil Rights Strategist

Lori Weinstein
CEO Emerita, Jewish Women International

Rob Wilcox
Deputy Director of Policy and Strategy, Everytown for Gun Safety

Tamara Cofman Wittes
Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Ambassador Yehuda Yaakov
Social Impact Policy, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs