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AJC official appointed to US State Department’s antisemitism envoy office

“I know that her knowledge and experience will be a great asset to Ambassador Lipstadt’s team,” said the organization’s CEO, Ted Deutch.

Julie Katz. Source: LinkedIn.

Julie Katz, the Atlanta associate director of the American Jewish Committee, will take a year off from her position to serve in the U.S. State Department, working with Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism.

AJD CEO Ted Deutch described the job as “an incredible opportunity for Julie,” saying she had “proven to be a powerful advocate for the Jewish people.”

“As antisemitism continues to rise here at home and around the world, I know that her knowledge and experience will be a great asset to Ambassador Lipstadt’s team, just as she has been to AJC,” he said.

Katz has been with the ACJ for seven years and worked on a variety of programs, including antisemitism education, political outreach and nurturing intergroup relationships.

“Through Julie’s time with AJC Atlanta, she helped to lead our efforts to disrupt and educate about antisemitism in schools, religious communities and with corporations,” Dov Wilker, regional director of AJC Atlanta, told JNS.

“Julie developed an eLearning platform on Antisemitism and trained AJC leaders to speak about their experiences with diverse audiences,” he continued. “Most recently, she managed the creation of our Black/Jewish Teen Initiative, as well as delivering many speeches on the topic of antisemitism. We could not be more excited for this next step in her career.”

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