This past week my inbox has received a flurry of transitions by notable figures in the Jewish social justice scene. And so I’d like to wish mazels to these incredible spokespeople for justice in the Jewish world:
- Rabbi Jill Jacobs takes the helm as Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America!
- Isaac Luria and Amy Spitalnick are moving on from J Street, the former to join the Auburn Theological Seminary as Senior Director for Engagement, New Media, and Technology and the latter to join the staff of an NYC politician. (Get hired for their jobs here.)
- Jo Ellen Kaiser, the editor of Zeek magazine, is leaving the publication to Jay Michaelson to become the Executive Director of The Media Consortium, a national network of progressive, independent media organizations.
I wish them all the best with their new positions and boundless admiration for the movement(s) they’ve helped build so far. Each of them are proud examples of rising progressive leadership within the Jewish community — and testaments to the power of building new community where none existed before.
If you want to wish these fine folks a Jewschool-community congratulations, please do so in the comments. If you know of other transitions in our community, please also announce them below.