Press Release

Halie Soifer Named CEO of Jewish Democratic Council of America

December 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) announced that Halie Soifer, JDCA’s first Executive Director, has been elevated to JDCA’s first Chief Executive Officer. This promotion is in recognition of the growth of the organization under her leadership over the past two and a half years.

In the lead-up to the 2020 election, JDCA tripled the size of its staff, established a Next Generation Leadership Council, and created 15 state chapters. During the 2020 election cycle, JDCA endorsed 121 candidates and ran digital ads for 73 candidates receiving more than 45 million views. More than 4,400 supporters joined over 200 campaign events hosted by JDCA, and JDCA targeted1.7 million Jewish voters in 14 key states.

In the Biden administration and 117th Congress, JDCA will focus on advocacy, supporting policy initiatives of importance to Jewish voters, while also preparing for the 2022 midterm elections. In the near-term, JDCA will continue its work mobilizing Jewish voters in the Georgia Senate run-off elections and is hosting the premiere Jewish community event with candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, Tuesday, December 8 at 3pm ET.

JDCA CEO Halie Soifer said:

“In the past three years, JDCA has demonstrated its vital role in organizing Jewish voters and giving voice to Jewish and American values. The growth of JDCA’s leadership structure is a testament to its success and the overwhelming support we’ve received from American Jews, who played a critical role ensuring Joe Biden’s historic win. In a Biden administration and new Congress, Jewish voters will continue to play a critical role advocating for policy aligned with our values, and I look forward to continuing to grow this movement as CEO.”

JDCA Board Vice-Chair Barbara Goldberg Goldman said:

“We’re proud to recognize the contributions Halie has made to our organization and the Jewish American Democratic community at-large by appointing her JDCA’s first CEO. This title is much deserved and a reflection of the fact that Halie was the very best person to lead this organization at the right time.

“In the next four years, JDCA has a vital role to play supporting the Democratic policy agenda on key issues of importance to Jewish Americans. These include, but extend well beyond, Israel, and JDCA has a particularly important role serving as a partner to a Biden White House.”

For more information on JDCA’s growth and Georgia strategy, or to speak with Halie Soifer, contact [email protected].