Jewish National Fund has announced that Amy Cohen has been hired as its new senior campaign executive in Pittsburgh.
She is replacing Jason Rose, who had been managing the Pittsburgh campaign from his office in Minneapolis. Cohen, who began her tenure on July 30, will be headquartered in Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square.
Originally from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area of Pennsylvania, Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Clarion University and a master’s degree in political science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Her ties to Israel are strong and have been reinforced by travel there.
“I am grateful to have traveled to Israel four times,” she said in a prepared statement. “I am a Birthright alumna and I have had the opportunity to lead three volunteer missions to Israel. Every experience and chance to get to Israel is a unique opportunity.
“I am looking forward to being able to introduce and expand the knowledge of what Jewish National Fund does in Israel,” she added. “I am excited to engage with the Jewish community and meet with people who are passionate about having a voice for Israel here in Pittsburgh.”
Prior to joining Jewish National Fund, Cohen worked for six years at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh where she served as that organization’s Volunteer Center manager and its Shalom Pittsburgh associate.
“I am really excited for Amy to join our Jewish National Fund family,” said Cohen’s supervisor, Eric Goldstein, the executive director of JNF, Ohio Valley, in a prepared statement. “I am looking forward to Amy sharing her energy and passion for Israel and Jewish National Fund in the Pittsburgh community.” PJC