White House Appoints First Frum Jewish Liaison


Barack Obama’s White House has appointed a new Jewish liaison – the first frum one, in fact – to replace Matt Nosanchuk, who filled the position for three years until stepping two months ago.

The new liaison, Chanan Weissman, formerly worked as a State Department staffer, as a spokesman for the Bureau of Democracy, and at the Pentagon on Middle East issues, and is now employed at the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs.

Weissman has devoted much effort to battling anti-Semitism.

Chanan hails from the frum community of Baltimore, where he attended Beth Tfiloh day school.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter / Photo by Ron Sachs from CNP/Courtesy Jewish Insider}


  1. Yet another example of how much President Obama loves Jews and Israel. No other President had a Jewish liaison.

  2. Obama also has Jacob Lewis on his staff. He’s also Frum. President Obama is the greatest friend Israel ever had.