Location: Chicago

September 2021

Ezra F.

Ezra serves as a Health Educator / Outreach Coordinator for Erie Family Health Centers. Ezra recently graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Psychology. One of Ezra’s favorite activities during his college career was singing with Pizmon, the Jewish … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Batyah S.

Batyah serves as the Immigrant Legal Defense Project Fellow at the National Immigrant Justice Center. Batyah is a recent graduate of Grinnell College, where they studied Sociology. They have lived all across the United States, with Palo Alto, CA as … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

Gabriel B.

Gabriel serves as the Fellow, Social Determinants of Health, for Erie Family Health Centers. Gabriel recently graduated from Macalester College with a degree in Anthropology and Public Health. He is passionate about how culture impacts health and how community collaboration … Continue reading

2nd Sep, 2021

April 2021

Rabbi Michael Zedek

Rabbi Michael Zedek serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  He has served two great congregations. For 26 years, he was the Senior Rabbi of the oldest and largest Jewish congregation in greater Kansas City, Missouri. The Temple, Congregation B’nai … Continue reading

6th Apr, 2021

March 2021

Rose Silverman

Rose Silverman serves as Avodah’s Chicago Program Director. She moved to Chicago from Massachusetts in 2018 and quickly rooted herself in the multiracial and multigenerational organizing community with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA), where she facilitates the organization’s … Continue reading

8th Mar, 2021

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

Sarah Moskowitz-Gordon

Sarah Moskowitz-Gordon serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She 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 … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Liz Jones

Liz Jones serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She 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 … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020
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