Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor Emeritus of History and Professor of Middle Eastern History at Stanford University. His books include Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt and Israel, 1948–1965 (1990); and Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (2001).
Sami Shalom Chetrit, a renowned Hebrew poet, is associate professor of Hebrew literature and culture at Sapir University, Israel. His books include Intra-Jewish Conflict in Israel: White Jews, Black Jews (2009) and Jews (2014, a selection of his poetry translated into English).
Ilise Benshushan Cohen is a Sephardi/Mizrahi scholar-activist with a Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology focused primarily on Israeli Mizrahi-Jewish experiences of war and eviction in 2006–2007. She is the founder/coordinator of the Atlanta chapter of JVP.
Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.
Rabbi Michael Davis, formerly a National Religious Orthodox settler in Israel, leads Makom Synagogue in Chicago, is a member of JVP’s Rabbinical Council, and founded Open Hillel’s Rabbinical Council.
Hasia R. Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of Jewish History at New York University. Her books include The Jews of the United States, 1654–2000 (2004) and We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust, 1945–1962 (2009).
Marjorie N. Feld is professor of history at Babson College. She is the author of Lillian Wald: A Biography (2008) and Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid (2014).
Chris Godshall graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a B.A. in political science and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies. He is currently attending Georgetown University Law Center, hoping to work on civil and human rights.
Ariel Gold is the national co-director at Code Pink and coordinates its Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns. She holds a B.A. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University and a master’s in social work from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Noah Habeeb is an M.A. candidate in urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, from which he also holds a B.A. He is a former Next Leader at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Claris Harbon is an Arab-Jew/Mizrahi feminist and a human- and social-economic rights lawyer and scholar, originally from Israel. She holds an LL.B. and two LL.M. degrees, one from Yale University and one from Tel Aviv University, as well as a Doctor of Law from McGill University.
Linda Hess is senior lecturer emerita in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University. Her books include Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva Performs the Poetry of Kabir (2009), and Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in North India (2015).
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, one of the first women rabbis to preside over a synagogue, now heads Tikkun Olam Chavurah, a prayer group that pursues social justice work as a community. She serves on the JVP Board of Directors.
Yael Horowitz holds a B.A. in African American studies and film studies from Wesleyan University, from which she graduated in 2017.
Mira Klein is a Diasporic Jew living in Minneapolis. She holds a B.A. in government and environmental studies from Wesleyan University, from which she graduated in 2017.
Sydney Levy, a queer Latinx, is a co-coordinator of the caucus of Jews of Color, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews in solidarity with Palestine, and a steering committee member of both the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and the Global Jewish Network in Solidarity with Palestine.
Ben Lorber served as the campus coordinator of JVP from 2015 to 2018. A journalist, organizer, and activist, he has worked with the International Solidarity Movement and the Alternative Information Center in Palestine, the migrant justice movement in Tucson, Arizona, and Warehouse Workers for Justice in Chicago.
Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber is associate professor of communication and journalism at Suffolk University, Massachusetts. She is the author of Israeli Media and the Framing of Internal Conflict: The Yemenite Babies Affair (2009).
Carly Manes graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a B.A. in public policy. Currently, she is a reproductive health, rights, and justice advocate based in Washington, DC.