Location: Chicago

June 2020

Ursula Rigberg Wagner

Ursula Rigberg Wagner (Avodah Chicago Justice Fellowship ’15-16) is a licensed clinical social worker living on the south side of Chicago with two cats and one dog. She is a Senior Mental Health Clinical Practitioner at Heartland Alliance Health, where she … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Beckee Birger

Beckee Birger is the Program Director of Teen Philanthropy and Leadership at the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.  She’s passionate about connecting young people to opportunities that allow them to explore complex topics and tackle the world’s challenges head-on. … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Hannah Barg

Hannah Barg is a St. Louis native with a passion for education, storytelling and social justice. Hannah graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2014 with a B.A. in Anthropology. Since then, she has worked for a college access program, interned … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Sarah Moskowitz-Gordon

Sarah Moskowitz-Gordon was a 2009-2010 Avodah Corps Member in Chicago where she worked at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC) as a job developer. Sarah holds a BA from Macalester College and an MSW from the School of Social … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Liz Jones

Liz Jones is the Senior Corporate Account Manager at Cara Chicago, where she supports individuals experiencing poverty in all aspects of their job search and builds multifaceted relationships with employer partners across a variety of industries. She is a loud-and-proud … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Jacob B. Handelman

Jacob B. Handelman is a lawyer by trade and enjoys a passion for making communities safer and giving medium-income families a chance to own a home instead of renting. He loves inspecting dilapidated buildings and envisions how repairing them will … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Abby White

Abby White is an alum of the Avodah Justice Fellowship in Chicago. She grew up in Evanston, IL and holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. After spending a few years in nonprofit fundraising, Abby attended … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Jessica Schaffer

Jessica Schaffer, Avodah Alumna (Chicago ’07-08), serves as Director of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship, part of JCFS Chicago’s family of services. She has more than a decade of experience working with diverse immigrant and refugee communities, beginning with her Avodah … Continue reading

17th Jun, 2020

May 2020

Absera Melaku

Absera Melaku is a public health practitioner specializing in global health education and promotion, adolescent health and youth development, and community-based public health programming, implementation, and evaluation. She is the Program Manager for the University of Chicago Center for Global … Continue reading

5th May, 2020

October 2019

Tessa Zevallos

Tessa Zevallos joined the Avodah Team in 2019 as the National Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this newly-created position, Tessa leads the strategic efforts to grow Avodah’s network of allies, supporters, and champions and build sustainable support for Avodah’s high-impact … Continue reading

28th Oct, 2019
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