Monthly Archives: May 2016

Labor Unions and Graduate Students: The Next Campus Challenge

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS OFF THE RECORD Over the past year UAW graduate student unions have had BDS votes — causing an intersection of activity in labor unions and in the academic sphere. These trends we initially spotted and helped address in California are rapidly spreading across the country. How can CRCs be most

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Stephanie Hausner, JFNA/JCPA Israel Action Network

IAN’s Director of Community Strategy, is responsible for strengthening the capacity of local community professionals in countering the assault on Israel’s legitimacy. In this role, she will coordinate the activities of the field of Israel advocates throughout North America, lead mobilization programming and proactively build partnerships with communities vulnerable to anti-Israel messaging. Stephanie comes to

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Geri Palast, JFNA/JCPA Israel Action Network

Geri Palast, IAN’s Executive Director, is responsible for overall IAN operations and directs and supervises all IAN staff. She has extensive experience organizing and leading broad-based national grassroots and legislative issue campaigns. From 2000-2011, she founded and ran two NGOs on school finance reform to ensure adequate funding for poor children and justice system reform.

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Lindsey Mintz, Indianapolis

Lindsey Mintz has been the Executive Director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations since 2012, and served as the JCRC’s Government Affairs Director from 2002 to 2007. JCRC is an active member of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation; Lindsey is currently serving as the Board Chair of this organization.  She is also a member of

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Rabbi Robert (Bob) Kaplan

Rabbi Bob Kaplan is currently the founding Director of The Center for Community Leadership,  a division of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC), the central coordinating and resource body for 62 major Jewish organizations in the metropolitan New York area.  Mr. Kaplan is involved in a variety of issues including conflict resolution,

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Richard Foltin, AJC

Richard T. Foltin is Director of National and Legislative Affairs in the American Jewish Committee’s Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Foltin coordinates AJC’s policy and legislative activities on a broad range of AJC concerns (including religious liberty, civil rights, immigration, energy security, domestic anti-Semitism, and anti-Israel boycott efforts).  He assumed

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Linda Maizels, JCPA

Linda Maizels was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She completed her doctorate in Jewish history/Jewish studies at the Avraham Harmon Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; her dissertation was on antisemitism and anti-Zionism on American college campuses and how they affect Jewish student identity. She taught at both Portland State

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Rabbi Michael Miller, New York

Michael S. Miller is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY), where he has served for over two decades.  As the head of the central coordinating body for more than 60 major civic, communal, educational and religious organizations representing the 1.4 million members of the Jewish

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Susan Wolf Turnbull, JCPA Chair

Susan W. Turnbull,  a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, is a life-long community activist who is involved with a myriad of social justice activities.  The Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, she served as  Chair of Jewish Women International from 2009-2013 and has been an Member of the Council of Presidents of Major American

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