J Street staffers announce departure


(JTA) — Two J Street staff members who have been with the organization since its inception three years ago have resigned their positions for new opportunities, the organization announced.

Issac Luria, the vice president of new media and communications, and press secretary Amy Spitalnick are leaving the the liberal pro-Israel lobby, the organization’s president, Jeremy Ben-Ami, announced Wednesday.

Luria has accepted a position to work on interfaith issues for the Auburn Theological Seminary in New York. Spitalnick is leaving to work for a New York City politician.

In a statement Wednesday, Ben Ami said that "I couldn’t be more grateful for all that they have done to advance the cause of peace and security for Israel and for a more open conversation in the American Jewish community."

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