Mark Pelavin’s career has placed him at the intersection of the American Jewish community and public policy, working at the highest levels to advance Jewish values and Jewish interests in a wide array of areas.
He was a senior professional for the Reform Jewish Movement, the largest denomination in North American Jewish Life, for 25 years including serving as Director of it’s Commission on Social Action, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center, Director of the Commission on Interreligious Affairs, and, later, as Senior Advisor to the President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and as the URJ’s Chief Program Officer. He was also responsible for the URJ Biennial General Assembly, the largest conference in North American Jewish life.
Prior to his tenure with the Reform Movement, Mark held a series of positions with the American Jewish Congress, beginning as an intern and concluding with serving as the agency’s Washington Representative.
He is currently a writer and consultant, and lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.