CONNECTIONS 2017

Isabel Dunst

Trustee, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
Isabel Dunst

Isabel Dunst

Isabel (“Liz”) Dunst is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism, where she also served as a Vice Chair and a member of its Oversight Committee. Liz is the Chair of the Commission on Social Action (CSA) of Reform Judaism, which assists in establishing the social justice agenda for the Religious Action Center and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Liz is currently an officer of Temple Sinai in Washington D.C., where she previously served as President. She is also a member of Temple B’nai Abraham in Hagerstown, Maryland, and an overseas member of Yozma. Liz is on the Board of Governors of HUC-JIR and serves as a member of the North American Advisory Board (NAAB) of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). Liz spent her professional career as a lawyer. She served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she served as the senior career lawyer for the agency. After her government service, Liz left to become a partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells, where she was the head of their health care practice. She is currently Of Counsel to Hogan Lovells. Liz has long been involved in the establishment and support of local and national social justice organizations, including the National Partnership for Women and Families, and currently serves on the Board of Bend the ARC, and on the Advisory Council of JOIN for Justice, and Tzedek, D.C.