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Person Type: Alumni Justice Ambassadors

November 2019

Rena Branson

Rena Branson is the founder of A Queer Nigun Project, which hosts healing gatherings for marginalized Jews to learn and sing nigunim (wordless Jewish melodies, often from the Chassidish tradition). She organizes monthly singing circles alongside chaplains in jails, as … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2019

Joshua Kurtz

Joshua Kurtz was an Avodah Service Corps Member in Washington D.C. in 2017-2018. During his Avodah year, he worked as a community organizer for HIAS. He recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Romania, and is currently working with the International … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2019

Adina Alpert

Adina Alpert is the National Conference Manager at Bend the Arc, where she spends her time thinking about and working on how to give Jewish activists the tools and analysis they need to help build a truly multiracial democracy. Adina … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2019

Katy Joseph

Katy Joseph serves as the Federal Policy Advisor for Interfaith Alliance, where she works to protect the interests of religious minorities, combat the misuse of religion to discriminate, and expand civil rights protections for all Americans. She is a native … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2019

Sarah Waldbott

Sarah Waldbott is a nonprofit professional with a background in the Jewish communal sector, philanthropy and fundraising, community organizing, and advocacy. Originally from Detroit, Sarah received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her M.P.A. from NYU Wagner. She … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2019

Sara Mosenkis

Sara Mosenkis is an experienced facilitator in Jewish and secular contexts with participants from preschool to adults. Currently she laughs, writes music and attempts to grow tomatillos in Washington, D.C., where she served as an Avodah Service Corps Member in … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2019

Hannah Biskind

Hannah Biskind, LMSW, is originally from Chicago and served as an Avodah Corps Member in NYC from 2012-2013. She earned her Master’s in Social Work at Hunter College and has practiced social work in both New York City and Mexico … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2019

Marissa Dungan

Marissa is a Boston area social worker from Newton, MA. She currently works for Justice Resource Institute she coordinating mental health supports for youth and families on MassHealth. Marissa has been active in the Avodah Alumni community since her service … Continue reading

19th Nov, 2019

Elizabeth Heyman

Elizabeth Heyman grew up in Los Angeles, CA where she developed a love of learning and passion to empower others through community service projects and other local opportunities to help the world around her. Elizabeth moved to New York City … Continue reading

19th Nov, 2019

Elena Pinsky

Elena Pinsky served as an Avodah Corps Member in New Orleans at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Elena is creative to the core and loves strategizing around how organizations can foster inclusive and effective workplaces. She is … Continue reading

19th Nov, 2019
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