New York, April 11, 2016 – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is proud to announce that Melanie Roth Gorelick will be joining the JCPA team as a Vice President of the organization. Melanie brings ten years of experience as a leader in the Jewish community relations field to her new position. Most recently, she has served as the Director of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. She is also founder of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and has worked professionally as an advocate for Israel, social justice, and humanitarian concerns at both national and international levels.
“I am thrilled at this opportunity to work with the esteemed staff of JCPA to help strengthen the community relations field and continue to ensure that the Jewish community is a leader on important policy concerns that are shaping the world at a time of great change. Based on Jewish values, and with a rich history of working in close collaboration with interfaith and interethnic groups, JCPA has a crucial role to play.”
“I could not be happier that Melanie is joining JCPA’s team. She's a dynamic leader in the community relations arena with an incredible track record in building relations and advocating on Jewish issues," stated David Bernstein, President and CEO of JCPA. "Her experience in the field will help us provide support to JCRCs across the country."
Melanie will begin her employment at JCPA on May 2 and will work out of the New York office.
JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 16 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.