Category Archive for: Staff

Tamar Dinowitz, Development Manager

by Haya Luftig

Tamar joined the JCPA team in July of 2016. She oversees all of the organization’s fundraising activities and works closely with the President, board and development committee. Prior to joining JCPA, Tamar served as the Associate Director of the Westchester campaign for AIPAC, as well as the Director of Youth Activities for METNY USY. While…

Krissy Roth, Washington Representative and Deputy Director of Domestic Policy

by Jared Feldman

Krissy Roth_Policy Associate
Krissy Roth is the Washington Representative and Deputy Director of Domestic Policy focusing on issues including criminal justice, civil rights, individual liberties, and equal opportunity policy. She comes to JCPA with other nonprofit experience serving at organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and the Leadership Conference for…

Elisa Dell’Amico, Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Graphic Designer

by Jared Feldman

Elisa Dell Amico_Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Graphic Designer
Elisa Dell’Amico is Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Graphic Designer. She works with the Administrative team to insure that office runs smoothly, as well as designing and creating the marketing/promotional materials for the JCPA. She has a background in human resources administration and management, and freelance graphic design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts…

Steve Jeannot, Communications Manager

by Jared Feldman

Steve Jeannot_Executive Assistant
Steve Jeannot is the recently appointed Communications Manager at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Prior to joining JCPA, Steve worked for more than 15 years in the private sector. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Communications and Human Rights from the City College of New York.…

Josh Levy, Policy Fellow

by Jared Feldman

Josh Levy_Policy Fellow
Josh Levy is a recent graduate from County College of Morris where he received an Associate of Science in Public Administration. He previously interned with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and has extensive knowledge in hunger and food security issues. He has an extensive background with grassroots political campaigns.

Simcha Shapiro, Chief Financial Officer

by Jared Feldman

Simcha Shapiro has been the Comptroller for the Jewish Council for Public since March 2006. Simcha oversees JCPAs finances including budgeting, financial reporting accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit and tax filings. He also plays a major role in fundraising. Prior to joining the JCPA, Simcha worked for JACO Electronics, Inc. for close to 12 years…

Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President

by Jared Feldman

Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA),  joined the organization in May 2016.Prior to coming on board she was the Director of the Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ where she has been on staff since 2006.  The CRC is the public affairs, public…

Haya Luftig, Vice President

by Jared Feldman

Haya Luftig has been with the JCPA since July 1998.  Haya works with our Emerging Leaders, Board, oversees the Administrative side of the organization, and works in partnership with the Programming team to make help make certain all our areas run smoothly. Haya holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Technical Theater and Anthropology. She…

David Bernstein, President and CEO

by Jared Feldman

David Bernstein_JCPA President and CEO
David Bernstein is the President and CEO of JCPA. Prior to his appointment, David served as a consultant dedicated to assisting organizations and communities in strengthening their Israel education, engagement and advocacy work. He is also founder of CultureSolutions LLC, which works with non-profits on strategic planning and culture change efforts. He served as Executive…