Press Release

JDCA’s Board of Directors and New Leadership Council Expand

September 9, 2022

Jewish Democratic Council of America expands efforts before the midterms

WASHINGTON – Guiding the Jewish Democratic Council of America’s (JDCA) unique work of mobilizing Jewish voters, the organization’s Board of Directors and New Leadership Council have grown to include leading Jewish and Democratic leaders and activists who champion JDCA’s mission of supporting candidates who will enact policy consistent with socially progressive, pro-Israel, Jewish values. “The expansion of JDCA’s Board of Directors and New Leadership Council exemplifies the growth of our movement and the impact of our work,” said JDCA board chair former U.S. Representative Ron Klein (FL).

JDCA’s Board of Directors has been expanded this year to include the following new members: 

– Rob Bildner, attorney, entrepreneur, investor, and author

– Joel Breitkopf, real estate professional

– Marc Gary, Executive Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary

– Hon. Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former member of Congress

– Amb. Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt

– Matt Ratner, director and producer

– Cynthia Shapira, chairwoman of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors

– Carol Smokler, activist and communal leader

– Debra Stein, former entertainment industry executive, Democratic leader and activist

– Susan Wagner, activist and Jewish leader

The new members of JDCA’s
New Leadership Council in 2022 include:

– Jenny Davis, government and political activist

– Sarah Hurwitz, author and former White House speechwriter

– Eve Levenson, March for our Lives activist, youth political engagement leader and political activist

– Sydney Rachael Levin-Epstein, former candidate for MA State Senate

– Ben Samuels, former congressional candidate for MO-02

– Daniel Silverberg, international security expert and former advisor to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer