Join us for a discussion with Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. Halie will share from her experience in politics and public affairs; present on how to be an effective advocate, the process of advocacy, and best practices; and speak about the importance of advocacy as Jewish women. Dorian Karp, JWI’s senior advocacy and policy manager will frame our advocacy discussion and highlight the issues of great importance to Jewish woman that we will be tackling on Advocacy Day.
$10 for members / $15 for non-members.
Halie Soifer is a seasoned congressional aide, Obama administration alum, and foreign policy expert, currently serving as executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America.
For more than sixteen years, Soifer served in various national security roles supporting Democrats in the U.S. Senate, House, and executive branch. Most recently, from January 2017 until May 2018, Soifer served as national security advisor to Senator Kamala Harris (CA), where she advised the Senator on matters related to foreign policy, defense, veterans, and cybersecurity.
Previously, Soifer served as foreign policy advisor for three members of Congress – Sens. Ted Kaufman and Chris Coons (both DE), and Rep. Robert Wexler (FL) – including serving as senior foreign policy advisor and Senate Foreign Relations Africa Subcommittee staff director during her four years working for Sen. Coons. Soifer also served in the Obama administration for two years as senior policy advisor for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, and in the Bush Administration, where she served as a civil servant in the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
Soifer has a long record working on issues of importance to the Jewish community and of concern to Jewish voters. During President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Soifer served as the campaign’s Florida Jewish vote director, where she led a successful statewide effort to organize the Jewish community in support of Obama during the general election. In her positions on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Soifer served as a liaison to the Jewish community and organizations, and worked extensively on national security issues, including those related to Israel.