Hillary Clinton's Jewish Outreach Director Moving to Israel

Sarah Bard had considered move even before U.S. election result, acquaintances say.

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Sarah Bard, Hillary Clinton's Jewish outreach director.
Sarah Bard, Hillary Clinton's Jewish outreach director.
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Sarah Bard, who served as Jewish outreach director of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, will be moving to Israel next week.

A longtime Democratic Party activist, Bard, 36, was appointed chief liaison to the Jewish community in January.

Bard goes back a long way with Clinton, having worked on her Democratic primary campaign in 2008. After Clinton was defeated that year, Bard transitioned to Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign.

She has also held senior positions in the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Bard did not respond to an email request for comment. But according to several acquaintances, the move had been on the agenda even before the presidential election. She has an Israeli boyfriend, they said.

The acquaintances also said Bard has yet to line up a job in Israel.

The Clinton aide made a visit to Israel in May, when she participated in a Tel Aviv fundraiser for the Democratic candidate.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Bard grew up in the Boston area and is the daughter of a rabbi. She most recently lived in Brooklyn.

The day after the election, she posted the following quote from the Jewish book of Pirkei Avot on her Twitter page: “It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world, but you are not free to desist from it either.”

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