Ethan Felson is the Assistant Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). In his capacity as JCPA’s Director of Domestic Concerns, Ethan works with JCPA’s 13 national and 122 local agencies to shape consensus on a broad range of domestic issues and to help the community relations field convey that consensus to elected officials, the media, civic leaders and others. In the interfaith arena, Ethan has coordinated the response to divestment and corporate action proposals by the mainline Protestant churches, the reaction to Mel Gibson’s The Passion, as well the evolving relationships between the Jewish community and other religious groups including Evangelical Christians and Muslims. Prior to joining JCPA, Ethan worked with the Jewish Federation in Hartford for more than a dozen years where he served as CRC Director and Federation Assistant Executive Director. He co-founded the Connecticut Committee for Interreligious Understanding and the Hartford Prayer Breakfast. He has served on the national boards of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign. Ethan is a graduate of Lehigh University, the University of Connecticut School of Law, and the Beit Midrash of Hartford.
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