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The individuals listed below are spokespersons for different organizations in Connecticut involved in Middle East affairs, including the Arab-Israeli conflict and antisemitism. They have agreed to be available to the media and may be contacted when knowledgeable viewpoints are desired. All phone numbers are office phone numbers.

JFACT (Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut)

Robert Lesser — Chair

Email:robert.lesser@morganstanley.com

Allan Hillman — President

Email:allan@franchiselawsource.com

Bob Fishman — Executive Director

Phone:860-727-5701
Email:jfact@mcmgmt.com

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Mark Fishman — President

Phone:203-781-2898
Email:mark.i.fishman@gmail.com

Mark Trencher — Vice President

Email:m.trencher@comcast.net

June Neal — Spokesperson

Email:nealjune08@comcast.net

Alan Stein — President Emeritus

Email:a.stein@snet.net

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

Laura Zimmerman — Executive Director, Community Relations Council

Phone:860-727-6167
Email:lzimmerman@jewishhartford.org

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Judy Diamondstein — Executive Director

Phone:203-387-2424
Email:jdiamondstein@jewishnewhaven.org

ProIsrael New Haven

Elaine Braffman — Founder

Email:eabraffman@yahoo.com

B'nai Israel Synagogue, Southbury

Hadar Lubin — Chair, Israel Advocacy Committee

Email:hadarlubin@sbcglobal.net

Eric Polokoff — Rabbi

Phone:203-264-3394
Email:epolokoff@aol.com

Joel Abramson — Former Chair, Israel Advocacy Committee

Email:dorjol2@sbcglobal.net

The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut

Jerry Fischer — Executive Director

Phone:860-442-8062
Email:jfischer@jfec.com

Dan Bendor — Vice President for Middle Eastern Affairs

Email:danbendor@aol.com

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Gary Jones

Email:gdj331@sbcglobal.net
Other Information:Formerly Regional Director of ADL and Interim Director, UConn Hillel

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