Jacob Feinspan is the Executive Director of Jews United for Justice, which advances economic, racial, and social justice in the Baltimore-Washington region by educating and mobilizing our local Jewish communities to action. In his thirteen years at the helm, JUFJ has grown from a staff of two to a team of twenty and is now a key change-making institution in the region. In recent years, JUFJ has led the campaign that won paid family and medical leave for half a million workers in Washington, and played a key role in winning major policing reforms and protections for renters in Maryland, and new funding for early childhood education in DC.

Jacob serves as co-chair of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, and the Executive Committee of the Working Families Party National Committee. He also chairs the Collaborative for Jewish Organizing, a network of nine Jewish organizations working on the ground in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Before joining JUFJ, Jacob founded the advocacy program at American Jewish World Service and coordinated anti-poverty advocacy and grant-making at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He is a graduate of the Wexner Field Fellowship and was named one of 16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016 by Center for American Progress. Jacob lives with his family in Silver Spring, MD.

Jacob uses he/him/his pronouns and can be contacted by phone at (202) 408-1423 ext. 1.

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