Location: Chicago

January 2024

Mimi Stern

Mimi Stern serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  Mimi (she/her) is a data analyst and technology professional in the nonprofit sector. Her career thus far has been defined by helping organizations prioritize data-driven decision-making and strong tech infrastructure … Continue reading

2nd Jan, 2024

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

June 2020

Ursula Rigberg Wagner

Ursula Rigberg Wagner (Avodah Chicago Justice Fellowship ’15-16) serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is a licensed clinical social worker living on the south side of Chicago with two cats and one dog. She is a Senior Mental … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Beckee Birger

Beckee Birger serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She 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 … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Hannah Barg

Hannah Barg serves on the Chicago Advisory Council for Avodah.  She 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 … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Liz Jones

Liz Jones serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is the Corporate Partnerships Lead at Cara Collective, where she builds multifaceted relationships with employer partners across a variety of industries and directly supports individuals experiencing poverty in all … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Jacob B. Handelman

Jacob B. Handelman serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah. He 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 … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Abby White

Abby White serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah. She 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 … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020
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