Ethan Felson

Vice President and General Counsel, JCPA

Ethan Felson is the vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), where he helps coordinate the domestic public policy of the American Jewish community. Ethan is one of the lead professionals navigating the Jewish community’s relationships with Mainline Protestant and Evangelical Christians, Muslims, and others. He has been described as the national point person on anti-Israel divestment initiatives in churches. 

Ethan has guided JCPA’s participation in Supreme Court briefs on subjects including hate crimes, school vouchers, and religious liberties. He also leads JCPA’s national campaign to restore civility to Jewish and general discourse.

He is the author of a groundbreaking report analyzing the demographics of Palestinian Christians, a chapter on Evangelical Jewish relations in Uneasy Allies (Temple University and Jewish Theological Seminary), and numerous articles and op-eds that have appeared in S’hma, JTA, the Forward, Jewish Week, American Jewish Yearbook, (2007 - 2014) and elsewhere. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News and numerous other media outlets. 

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