Category Archives: Speakers 2015

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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Anna Langer, Hillel

Anna Langer began at Hillel International as the Assistant Director of Ask Big Questions and later transitioned to the Hinenu: Israel Education and Engagement department. She began her career as a Jewish educator while living in Israel following her graduation from Mount Holyoke College. After three years teaching and designing curricula in Tel Aviv, Anna
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Ilana Kaufman, San Francisco JCRC

 Ilana Kaufman is Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, for the San Francisco, CA-based Jewish Community Relations Council. She has twenty years of leadership, community building and organizational development experience.  As a strategic designer, planner and problem solver, Ilana is regularly engaged by regional and national Jewish federations, community relations organizations, philanthropic entities
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Julie Hammerman, JLens

Julie Hammerman founded JLens (www.jlensnetwork.org) in 2012 to explore the growing field of socially responsible investing (SRI) through a Jewish lens. JLens provides guidance to Jewish institutions (federations, foundations, endowments, pensions, DAFs) and is launching the first Jewish values-based mutual fund as a platform for Jewish social, environmental, and pro-Israel advocacy with US public companies.
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Michele Jawando, Center for American Progress

Michele L. Jawando is the Vice President for Legal Progress at American Progress. Previously, she served as general counsel and senior advisor to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), where she was responsible for wide-ranging portfolio of policy issues pertaining to the federal judiciary and nominations; voting rights; women and labor issues; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender,
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Imam Talib M. Shareef

Talib M. Shareef, is President and Imam of the historic, Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, located at 1519 Islamic Way, (4th Street), NW, Washington, DC. Imam Shareef, is a retired Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force after 30 years, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, a Diploma from
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Noam Neusner, 30 Point Strategies

Noam Neusner draws on more than two decades of communications experience gained from working in the private sector, U.S. government, and as a journalist. This knowledge, combined with strong writing skills, allows him to help clients develop messages that shape opinion, inform the public, and achieve their goals. Noam has extensive experience in speechwriting and
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State Delegate Marc Korman, (MD)

Marc Korman was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014. He was born and raised in Montgomery County. Marc attended Montgomery County Public Schools and graduated from Richard Montgomery High School. He attended college at the University of Southern California and returned to Montgomery County while working on Capitol Hill. On Capitol Hill,
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State Delegate Marc Korman, (MD)

Marc Korman was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014. He was born and raised in Montgomery County. Marc attended Montgomery County Public Schools and graduated from Richard Montgomery High School. He attended college at the University of Southern California and returned to Montgomery County while working on Capitol Hill. On Capitol Hill,
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Jill Hoyt, Creative Community for Peace

Jill Hoyt is the Director of Creative Community for Peace. She has a rich background in the non-profit and business sectors including connecting creative professionals from around the world with Israel through high level exchange programs and Master Classes. Just prior to joining CCFP, Hoyt served as the Director for the Jerusalem Foundation’s West Coast
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