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October 13, 2023

Randi Weingarten, teachers’ union leader, joins J Street board

By Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — J Street announced that Randi Weingarten, a teachers’ union leader who has become a prominent voice in national debates over COVID-19 and education, is joining its board.

The liberal Israel lobby’s announcement on Wednesday said Weingarten would be joined by John Yarmuth, a retired Jewish Democratic congressman from Kentucky; Cary Sherman, a former top recording industry executive; and Jon Greenwald, a veteran diplomat.

J Street also announced that its longtime chairman, Alan Solomont ...

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