Alana Burman, a rising star in New Jersey politics, has joined the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey as director of the Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC).
Active in Mercer County politics, Burman previously served as associate director for the Anti-Defamation League in New York and New Jersey. She worked for the state Department of Education, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Mercer County Clerk.
Burman is a a former president of the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women and is a former assistant director of government affairs at Duane Morris Government Strategies.
In 2017, Burman worked on Phil Murphy’s successful campaign for governor of New Jersey.
Jason Shames, the federation CEO, said that Burman will “bring more awareness and broader cooperation for fighting prejudice and hatred in our community.”