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Matthew Nosanchuk


Co-Executive Producer, Sabbath Queen

Matt Nosanchuk is an accomplished strategist, thinker, leader, lawyer, public speaker, and writer. Over the course of his career — working in the executive branch, the Senate and House, and in the non-profit and private sectors — Matt has developed breadth, depth, and expertise working on policy, strategy, advocacy, communications, and stakeholder engagement. Most recently, Matt co-founded and led the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA), a startup non-profit organization focused on education and advocacy on priority issues for the pluralistic and diverse Jewish community in New York City and State. In 2020, Matt led Jewish and LGBTQ+ outreach efforts for the DNC and the Biden-Harris campaign. Matt served throughout the Obama-Biden Administration in senior roles in the White House, on the National Security Council Staff, and at the Departments of State, Justice (DOJ), and Homeland Security (DHS). These included serving as Senior Counselor to Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez in the Civil Rights Division at DOJ, where he led the Division’s work to advance LGBTQ+ rights and established its Policy Section, and as White House liaison to the American-Jewish community, where he played a key role in outreach, policy, and communications work relating to the U.S.-Israel relationship, combating antisemitism, and Vice President Biden’s Holocaust Survivor Initiative. For his efforts to advance LGBTQ+ rights, Matt received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the American Bar Association’s inaugural Stonewall Award. Matt is originally from Michigan and is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School, where he was a Truman Scholar and Senior Note Editor for the Stanford Law Review.