Jeffrey Berkowitz was the fourth
White House liaison to the Jewish community from 2005-2006.
Berkowitz replaced Noam Neusner, who held the liaison
position for a year and then served as spokesman for
the Office of Management and Budget. He previously
had positions with the Republican National Committee,
and served briefly as the press secretary for the Republican
Berkowitz is a Reform Jew, which
was surprising to many in the Jewish community given
the broad support Bush receives from the religiously
observant Jewish movements. He is a graduate of American
University, and was active in both Hillel and Alpha
Epsilon Pi, the international Jewish fraternity.
Sources: Matthew Berger, “White House names Jewish
liaison, the fourth of Bush’s administration,” JTA,
(May 31, 2005)