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Amanda Katz Named Executive Director of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)

January 16th, 2019

Effective February 19, 2019, Ms. Katz to lead organization dedicated to ending power-based violence.

Rockville, MD, January 9, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) is pleased to announce that Amanda Katz will be the new Executive Director beginning February 19, 2019. Ms. Katz, holds a B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.S. in non-profit management from Gratz College. Since 2013, she has been the Assistant Executive Director at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Katz was the Development Officer at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as well as the Associate Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), Washington, DC.

According to Susan Schor, Board President, “After a thoughtful and strategic search, Amanda was the Search Committee’s unanimous choice for the Executive Director position. Her previous experience, thoughtful approach and calm presence immediately impressed both the Board and staff. Over the past 19 years, JCADA has grown substantially to meet the increasing needs of the Greater Washington community and we are confident that Amanda will continue to build on the success that JCADA has achieved.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our community as the new Executive Director of JCADA. I look forward to continuing to strengthen JCADA’s commitment to serving all residents of the Greater Washington D.C. area, working with a phenomenal staff, committed board and dedicated volunteers to move our mission forward,” says Ms. Katz.

Ms. Schor added, “As we approach our 20th anniversary, we know that Amanda will continue to advance JCADA’s mission to support victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and obtain safe environments; to educate community professionals and others about domestic abuse and appropriate responses to it; and to prevent future generations from suffering domestic abuse by raising awareness.”


JCADA is committed to providing high-quality services to all residents of the Greater Washington DC community without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, or sexual orientation.

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