January 18, 2020

Ellie Cohanim Named Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism

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U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr announced on Dec. 6 that Ellie Cohanim has been tapped to serve as deputy special envoy to combat anti-Semitism.

Carr tweeted: “Ellie will be a strong asset in combatting anti-Semitism around the world. Congratulations Ellie! We’re thrilled to have you on board!”

Cohanim tweeted: “It is my honor & privilege to join @USEAntiSemitism under the leadership of SEAS Carr, to serve my great country, & to fight #Anti-Semitism.”

According to her LinkedIn page, Cohanim’s family fled Iran in 1979 to escape rising anti-Semitism. Her background includes working as senior vice president and correspondent for Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS) and development executive for the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York from 2004 to 2006. She also served on the boards of the American Jewish Committee’s New York region and the New York Jewish Community Relations Council.