Most recently, Lehrer served as director of marketing and communications for the Chicago-based Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA). In addition to handling media relations, he developed and implemented a social media program which resulted in significant increases to JCUA’s Facebook and Twitter audiences. Under his leadership, JCUA established an active newsblog, YouTube channel and Wikipedia presence.  He designed and distributed several monthly email newsletters to JCUA’s various issue-related audiences, as well as frequent advocacy alerts, event invitations and fund-raising appeals.