LEARNING FROM LEADERS
Welcome to Gen Z Jews Learning From Leaders. In this series, I interview national leaders on the topics of anti-semitism, Israel, and leadership. These leaders include Members of Congress, leaders on fighting anti-semitism, and other officials. Almost all of the interviews are fifteen minutes or less--so it's easy to get educated! They are all on the Gen Z Jews YouTube channel. Look below for a description of all of our leaders.
Get to Know Them
DR. TEVI TROY
Tevi Troy is the former Deputy Secretary for the US Health and Human Services Department, presidential scholar, and author of his new book, “Fight House: Rivalries in the White House, from Truman to Trump.”
CONGRESSMAN BRAD SCHNEIDER
Congressman Brad Schneider represents the 10th congressional district of Illinois. He is a leader in Congress on Israel and fighting BDS.
CONGRESSMAN MAX ROSE
Former Congressman Max Rose represented New York's 11th Congressional district. Rose is a veteran who served in Afghanistan and was awarded the purple heart. He was the Chairman of the Intelligence and Counterterrorism Subcommittee that investigates white nationalist organizations and the rise in anti-semitic domestic terrorism.
Nadine Epstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Moment Magazine. In addition, Ms. Epstein is the founder and executive director of the Center for Creative Change, founder of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative and an award-winning journalist and editor of MomentBooks. She speaks widely about anti-Semitism and other issues pertinent to the American Jewish community.
OLYMPIC ATHLETE AJ EDLEMAN
AJ Edelman is a four-time Israeli National Champion in the skeleton event who competed for Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Mr. Edelman is the first Orthodox Jew to compete in the Winter Olympics. He also graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently training for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games and is the program General Manager for the Israel Bobsled Team.
Ellie Cohanim was the Assistant Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. State Department. As a young child, Ms. Cohanim fled Iran with her family to escape anti-semitism. Before being appointed by the President to the State Department, she was Vice President and correspondent at the Jewish Broadcasting Service.
CONGRESSWOMAN STEPHANIE MURPHY
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida's 7th Congressional district. She is chair of both the Future Forum and the Blue Dog Coalition. She is also the author of an op ed in favor of a strong Congressional resolution opposing anti-semitism.
RABBI ABRAHAM COOPER
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Associate Dean, Director of Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He has had an esteemed career and is considered one of the most influential Rabbis in the United States.
Mark Rotenberg is the Vice President of University Initiatives and Legal Affairs for Hillel International, Mark Rotenberg.