Location: Chicago

August 2022

Michael Simon

Michael Simon serves on the Chicago Advisory Council for Avodah. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, since 2010 Michael Simon has been Executive Director of Northwestern Hillel, where he works with students, staff colleagues, and … Continue reading

2nd Aug, 2022

Sheila Pont

Sheila Pont serves on the Chicago Advisory Council for Avodah.  Sheila is a founder and current Director of Programs and Volunteers at Pro Bono Network, a local nonprofit dedicated to working with licensed attorneys to provide free legal services to those … Continue reading

2nd Aug, 2022

April 2022

Rose Jagust

Rose Jagust serves on Avodah’s Board of Directors. Rose is Vice President, Donor Advised Programs, at the Jewish Federation of Chicago where she heads the Center for Jewish Philanthropy.  The Center serves thousands of Jewish individuals and families and holds … Continue reading

8th Apr, 2022

September 2021

Ella L.

Ella is a Social Services Assistant for The Ark. She grew up in New York, New York and recently graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio where she majored in anthropology and minored in environmental studies. While in college, … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Elisheva M.

Elisheva serves as a Resource Adovcate for Howard Brown Health’s Broadway Youth Center. Elisheva comes to Chicago from Spokane, Washington. After graduating from The Evergreen State College in 2018, Elisheva moved home to Spokane and served a term with AmeriCorps … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Lena S.

Lena serves as a Children’s Health Advocate for the Legal Council for Health Justice. Lena (she/her/hers) is from Elon, North Carolina and is a recent graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After studying English and Latin American Studies, Lena … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Kayla B.

Kayla serves as the Resource Specialist for Inspiration Corporation. Kayla is originally from Seattle, and she recently graduated from Bates College in Maine. At Bates, she studied Psychology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is passionate about social justice, and … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Rana B.

Rana serves as a Homeless Advocacy Specialist for the Legal Council on Health Justice. Rana (she/her) is a recent graduate of Barnard College where she studied Urban Studies. She was president of an interfaith group, involved with the traditional egalitarian … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Alyssa C.

Alyssa serves as the Outreach and Jewish Programming Associate for EZRA Multi-Service Center. Alyssa (she/her) is a recent graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where she concentrated in religion, American studies, and history. Having grown up in the Chicagoland … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Maetal G.

Maetal serves as an Organizer for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. Maetal is so excited to join Avodah Service Corps in Chicago this year! She recently graduated The University of Chicago with degrees in English and Music. 

2nd Sep, 2021
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