October 17, 2013

CAIR taps Jewish filmmaker to lead Philadelphia chapter

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Jacob Bender, a Jewish filmmaker and interfaith activist, was hired as the Council on American-Islamic Relations' executive director of the Philadelphia office. Photo by Steve Martin/Council on American-Islamic Relations

Jacob Bender, a Jewish filmmaker and interfaith activist, was hired as the Council on American-Islamic Relations' executive director of the Philadelphia office. Photo by Steve Martin/Council on American-Islamic Relations

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(RNS) Jacob Bender is the highest ranking non-Muslim in the Washington-based organization, and the first to lead one of its chapters.