NOTE: In October 2021, Sarah took on the role of JFASD Strategy Director. This post is from March 2020.
Jews for a Secular Democracy (JFASD) is excited to welcome Sarah Levin to our team as Program Coordinator. Sarah is the founder of Secular Strategies, a consulting firm that is pioneering the mobilization of secularist voters and leveraging interfaith coalitions to counter the religious right with a pluralist left.
Sarah worked for the Secular Coalition for America from 2013 through 2019 in various roles, including Director of Grassroots and Community Programs and Director of Governmental Affairs. In 2016, she facilitated the establishment of the first ever Secular Caucus in the Texas Democratic Party and worked with secular Democrats to get three secular policy resolutions incorporated into the party’s platform. Sarah proudly represents the secular community as a Co-Chair on the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Interfaith Council. She helped to pass a resolution in 2019 at the DNC that expressly welcomes religiously unaffiliated voters into the party, recognizing their values and historic marginalization.
Prior to joining the Secular Coalition, Sarah completed her AmeriCorps service by serving low-income immigrant and refugee families as a community liaison at the Greenbrier Learning Center in Arlington, Virginia. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University, where she served on the leadership board of the university’s Secular Student Alliance affiliate.
A proud, first-generation American, Sarah is the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine and Belarus. She is thrilled at the opportunity to lend her professional experience to a cause that hits home.
“I have long felt that Jewish voices are uniquely positioned to speak to the issue of religion’s role in public policy. We have experienced historical persecution at the hands of various dogmas, and at a time when the rise of Christian nationalism threatens our secular democracy, our voices and our collective power is needed more than ever.”
Sarah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome, Sarah!