Monthly Archives: September 2015

Talk Amongst Ourselves: Intermediate/Large Communities

This workshop would provide an opportunity to meet others in the JCPA community to share ideas and experiences, and establish relationships across the country.  

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Talk Amongst Ourselves: Small Communities

This workshop would provide an opportunity to meet others in the JCPA community to share ideas and experiences, and establish relationships across the country.  

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Aimee Ellis, Israel Action Network

Aimee Ellis is the Israel Action Network West Coast Community Engagement Manager and San Francisco JCRC Community Engagement Manager. She currently resides in her beloved hometown of San Francisco and works in tandem with the San Francisco Bay Area JCRC. She has extensive experience in the field of public affairs, specializing in campaign strategy and public outreach.

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Hanna Dershowitz, Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Hanna Liebman Dershowitz is the Director of Legal Affairs and Policy Development for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Dershowitz is an attorney, and her public policy background includes serving as Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform Advocate at the ACLU of Southern California; directing public policy activities for the Los Angeles region of the

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Rabbi Doug Kahn, San Francisco JCRC

Doug Kahn, a fourth generation San Franciscan, joined JCRC in 1982 and has not had a dull day since. In addition to his work at JCRC, Doug sits on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Theological Union, has served as co-chairperson of the Intergroup Clearinghouse which was San Francisco’s major organization addressing intergroup tensions

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Rabbi Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation

Rabbi Susan Talve is the founding rabbi of Central Reform Congregation, the only Jewish congregation located within the City limits of St. Louis. When other congregations were leaving the city for the suburbs, Rabbi Talve joined with a small group to keep a vibrant presence in the city to be on the front line of

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Ira Forman, U.S. Department of State

Ira N. Forman was sworn in as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism on May 20, 2013. Inspired by his parents’ values, Mr. Forman has accumulated 30 years of experience in Jewish communal work and public service. Most recently Mr. Forman served as the Jewish Outreach Director for the Obama for America campaign. He

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Angelyn Frazer-Giles, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles has over 25 years’ experience in community organizing, policy analysis and advocacy on civil and human rights issues and criminal justice. She is the Director of State Legislative Affairs and Special Projects for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is responsible for the development, articulation, and strategic vision of

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Dr. Salman Elbedour, Howard University

Dr. Salman Elbedour is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at the Howard University School of Education in Washington, D.C. and coordinator of its School Psychology Program. For many years, he has been researching, speaking, writing, and teaching on the educational system in Israel as well as the psychological impact

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Reaching out to the Teen community

This workshop would discuss how best to engage the teen and student community on community relations including social justice and Israel advocacy. Presenting JCRC programs: Student to Student, St Louis, MO; Israel Advocacy Training for Teens, Southern NJ; Israel Engagement Teen Fellowship, Washington, D.C.

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