On March 13, Bonnie Dunninger Nathan of Alexandria, Va. She was born in Newark, N.J. She earned her B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan in 1989 before spending three years as a lobbyist and assistant to then Director Rabbi David Saperstein at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C. She earned both a master’s in public policy from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Georgetown Law. She wasactive in grassroots politics, canvassed for candidates, and served as a field organizer for the Democratic National Committee in the ‘90s. A skilled attorney, Nathan spent 13 years as a litigation associate and counsel at the Washington,
D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly LLP. She worked as a mediator, with a focus on employment law. Her last project was the development of a teen civic engagement initiative on climate change.
She is survived by sons Josh and Ben Nathan; parents Renee and Alan Dunninger; sister Elaine Dunninger Drexler; brother Frank Dunninger; and nieces and nephews.