Personal Biography – Alan Ronkin
(Updated January 2022)
Director, Washington DC Regional Office
American Jewish Committee
Alan Ronkin, Regional Director of American Jewish Committee Washington DC is an accomplished advocate and career Jewish professional who has been involved in Jewish community relations for nearly 30 years. In that time, he has worked in Jewish communal institutions in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seattle, and Boston.
As an advocate, Alan focuses on relationship building and policy development to support a society that reflects the best of Jewish values including, fighting antisemitism, supporting Israel, equity, and appreciation of difference. In his long career he has built relationships with numerous community leaders including elected officials and clergy, led successful campaigns to defeat anti-Israel ballot initiatives, and advocated on behalf of domestic concerns.
In addition to his work in Jewish communal circles, in 2013, Alan served as Policy Adviser and Constituent Manager for former Congressman Joe Kennedy III. In that role he assisted the congressman in enriching his relationships with Jewish constituents and in grappling with issues related to Israel and other Jewish causes.
He is a native of Bridgeport, CT, earned a master’s in public administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Jewish Communal Service and a Doctorate (honoris causa) in Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College. Alan also has a B.A. from Yeshiva University. He is married to Elizabeth Sternberg, has a son, David and a dog, Ginger.
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