OUR CORE TEAM
Meet the founders and core team members of the Institute for Liberal Values
A passionate advocate of the free expression of ideas, Bernstein is the founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values, which fights for liberalism and against the imposition of ideology inside the Jewish community. Bernstein is the past President and CEO of Jewish Council for Public Affairs, former executive director of the David Project and a former senior staffer at the American Jewish Committee.
Jennifer Richmond is an international relations specialist, with a background in China, and a specialty in geopolitics. Richmond is also the founder of Truth in Between, host of the Hold my Drink podcast, and Community Coordinator for the Moral Courage Project. She is constantly in search of context through correspondence and conversation. She is currently working on a book discussing race in America that will be published in 2022..
Andrew Gutmann joined the nationwide movement for diversity of thought and against critical race theory in schools when the letter he wrote to the parents of his daughter’s New York City private school, The Brearley School, went viral. Since then, he has become an activist in this movement, writing about the issue, speaking to parents and parent groups, and founding the organization, Speak Up For Education (SpeakUpForEducation.org). Andrew is also a former investment banker, software engineer, entrepreneur and author.