Jacob Feinspan is the Executive Director of Jews United for Justice, which advances economic, racial, and social justice in the Baltimore-Washington region by educating and mobilizing our local Jewish communities to action. In his twelve years at the helm, JUFJ has grown ten-fold and is now a key change-making institution in the region. In recent years, JUFJ has led the campaign that won paid family and medical leave for half a million workers in Washington, and played a key role in winning major policing reforms, protections for renters, and a higher minimum wage.
Before joining JUFJ, Jacob founded the advocacy program at American Jewish World Service and coordinated anti-poverty advocacy and grant-making at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He is a Wexner Field Fellow, was named one of 16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016 by Center for America Progress, and serves as Co-chair of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, and the Executive Committee of the Working Families Party National Committee. Jacob lives with his family in Silver Spring, MD.
Jacob uses he/him/his pronouns and can be contacted by phone at (202) 408-1423 ext. 1.