Stosh Cotler

Stosh Cotler is the Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. With 30 years of experience as an organizer, trainer, and leader within movements for justice and equity, Stosh is helping to renew and expand the Jewish community’s role in progressive social change within the United States.

In 2015, the Center for American Progress named Stosh as one of the “15 progressive faith leaders to watch” and in 2017 Stosh was proud to become an Auburn Senior Fellow.  Previously, the Jewish newspaper The Forward named Stosh one of its 14 Jewish Women To Watch in 2014 and placed her on its Forward 50 list of American Jews who have had the most impact on the national conversation.

In her years of leadership at Bend the Arc, Stosh has personally overseen some of the organization’s most successful national growth strategies, including strategic mergers, the unprecedented expansion of its online and offline grassroots base, and the launch of Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC. Additionally, Stosh serves on the Leadership Team of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, helping to strengthen and grow the entire Jewish social justice movement.

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