Contact: Morton Klein, 212-481-1500
NEW JERSEY, January 2 — In order to meet the critical need to organize the Jewish community on Israel’s behalf, the Zionist Organization of America has opened a Northern New Jersey office, located in Hackensack, and named Laura Fein, Esq. as its new Executive Director. This expansion will allow ZOA to educate the Jewish and general public about the truth of the Arab war against Israel and the relentless Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons; to strengthen the US-Israel relationship; to advocate for Israel in the media and in Washington; and to promote and support the ZOA’s Center for Government Relations, the ZOA’s Center for Campus Activities, the ZOA’s office in Jerusalem, and the ZOA’s Center for Law and Justice in its work fighting for rights of victims of terror and combating anti-semitism on college campuses.
The ZOA enthusiastically welcomes Laura Fein, Esq., as Executive Director of the NJ Region. As ZOA National President Morton Klein said, “The ZOA foresees an era of tremendous growth under Ms. Fein’s leadership. She brings to the position not only her legal background but also more than 25 years of experience as an outstanding pro-Israel activist, and her intelligence, enthusiasm, and outspoken commitment to the State of Israel and the Jewish people make her an exciting addition to the ZOA family.”
Prior to joining the ZOA, Ms. Fein practiced as a litigator and antitrust attorney at the distinguished law firms of Skadden, Arps and Wilmer, Hale, and lived in Washington, DC for eleven years, where she lobbied frequently on Israel’s behalf. She received her JD from Columbia University, where she was a John Olin Scholar of Law and Economics and a Stone Scholar (high honors). She holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Crimson. She was named a Wallenberg Scholar at Hebrew University, where she pursued graduate studies in Political Science and Hebrew Language.
Ms. Fein has extensive experience organizing political, pro-Israel and community events, including conferences, fundraisers, speakers, media campaigns and political activities. She has worked on political campaigns for president, senator, congressman and governor; been an AIPAC liaison; founded a grassroots program which was adopted on over 100 college campuses; written editorials; and presented at the UJA/Federation General Assembly, where she spoke on her research on the incorporation of women and youth into Jewish communal leadership.
Ms. Fein currently resides in Teaneck, NJ with her husband, an attorney, and five daughters, who attend local Jewish schools.