Person Type: Staff

April 2022

Emilia Diamant

Emilia Diamant (she/her) serves as Avodah’s National Program Director. Emilia is an educator, social worker, facilitator who has taught on power and justice, whiteness, pop culture, feminism, and the arts for 15 years. Most recently, Emilia has worked with Dimensions Educational … Continue reading

26th Apr, 2022

November 2016

Shira Sarfati

Shira Sarfati is the Director of External Affairs at Avodah. She previously served as the Director of Foundation Relations and Director of Development. Shira has worked in development and fundraising since 2011, and prior to joining Avodah, she served as … Continue reading

28th Nov, 2016

July 2016

Rachel Glicksman

Rachel Glicksman is the Director of People and Culture at Avodah. In her role, she focuses on developing and implementing strategies to empower, engage, and support Avodah’s team. Rachel has had many roles at Avodah: she got her start with … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016

Steve Bocknek

Steve Bocknek is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Avodah, overseeing Avodah’s operations and administration. Steve joined Avodah in 2011, previously served as Deputy Director, Director of Development & External Affairs, and as the New York Development Director. Prior to joining … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016

Sarra Alpert

Sarra Alpert is the Director of the Avodah Institute for Social Change. There and elsewhere, Sarra helps to build activist communities to support and challenge each other in anti-oppressive, transformative social justice movement-building in Jewish communal spaces and beyond. She … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016

Cheryl Cook

Cheryl Cook is the Chief Executive Officer of Avodah.  With close to 30 years of experience working across the Jewish community, Cheryl is passionate about developing the next generation of Jewish social justice leaders. Cheryl has overseen some of the organization’s … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016