Jewish Labor Committee taps new director

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Jewish Labor Committee named a B’nai B’rith official as its new executive director.

Sybil Sanchez, most recently the director of United Nations affairs at B’nai B’rith International, will succeed acting director Rosalind Spigel.

Sanchez, who also has worked in the Balkans, has a background in Jewish communal organizing, strategic advocacy and international work, according to a statement released by the organization.

"Ms. Sanchez will not only strengthen the Jewish-labor connection but also expand our capacity to utilize new ways of reaching out,” said the JLC’s president, Stuart Appelbaum.

"As we look to promote workers’ rights, so too do we seek to strengthen our connections with Israel and internationally around issues central to the Jewish community and the trade union movement," Sanchez said in a statement. "Many within the Jewish community care deeply about the state of working men and women, and I look forward to working with them in my new capacity.”

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