About Irene Lehrer Sandalow

Irene Lehrer Sandalow is the Director of Strategy and Jewish Affairs for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. Irene is a strong believer that the Jewish community can and should a play major role in fighting the social ills of our society. Irene manages the Outreach and Education Department, which educates, engages and mobilizes the Jewish community in the social justice work of JCUA. She also coordinates JCUA's national advocacy campaigns and develops social justice curricula. Previously, Irene worked at the UJA-Federation of New York and the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. She is passionate about Jewish text study, including Bible, Talmud, Jewish Philosophy and Jewish Law. Irene grew up in Belgium and speaks French, Dutch and Hebrew. Irene holds a master's degree in nonprofit management from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and a bachelor's in International Relations and French Literature from Brandeis University.

CAFÉ FINJAN 2011: “CHICAGO CROSSROADS”

CAFÉ FINJAN 2011: “CHICAGO CROSSROADS”
By March 8, 2011

Café Finjan is an annual event which provides a common space that fosters relationships between Jews and Muslims through art. The intent is to explore our experiences as minorities, immigrants, and people of faith. We seek to develop a shared … Read More

Human Rights Are Not Scary.

Human Rights Are Not Scary.
By December 21, 2010

Jewish traditions are deeply ingrained with human rights values. So Jews shouldn’t be scared of the concept. Read More

Jewish-Muslim Text Study on “Youth & Social Change”

Jewish-Muslim Text Study on “Youth & Social Change”
By December 13, 2010

The Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative (JMCBI) invites you to… “Common Grounds”: A Discussion over Coffee about Youth & Social Change in Jewish and Muslim Traditions In recognition of International Human Rights Day on December 10th, and the dropping outdoor temperatures, … Read More