Location: Washington, D.C.

March 2023

Jenny Ackerman Helfand

Jenny Ackerman Helfand serves on Avodah’s Advisory Council for D.C. Jenny Ackerman Helfand (NY 03-04) is a Clinical Social Worker currently at the National Institutes of Health.  She received her MSW from Hunter College and her MPH from Hebrew University … Continue reading

14th Mar, 2023

October 2022

James Radack

James Radack came from the Boston area to DC nearly 40 years ago for college and never left. After attending Georgetown University, he built a career in service and social justice, first as a pro bono paralegal at Covington, then … Continue reading

24th Oct, 2022

December 2021

Rabbi Ilana Zietman

Rabbi Ilana Zietman serves on the DC Advisory Council at Avodah as the chair and is an Avodah alum. Rabbi Ilana Zietman (she/her) is a pluralistic rabbi who creates Jewish experiences and fosters communities that are relevant, thought-provoking and most … Continue reading

23rd Dec, 2021

September 2021

Olivia G.

Olivia serves as the Legal Assistant for CASA de Maryland, Inc. Olivia is a recent graduate from the University of Miami, hailing from Denver, Colorado. She likes to spend her time in the mountains, enjoying nature, or songwriting. She is … Continue reading

9th Sep, 2021

Eli S.

Eli serves as a Patient Advocate at Community of Hope. Eli formerly attended their hometown university, the University of Cincinnati, where they studied neuroscience. They hope of becoming a genetic counselor in the future. Throughout college, they worked in the … Continue reading

9th Sep, 2021

Dalia P.

Dalia is the Program Manager for applicant and tenant initiatives and anti-stigma public education at Housing Unlimited, Inc. Dalia is originally from Newton, MA and recently graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in American Studies. Prior to Avodah, Dalia … Continue reading

9th Sep, 2021

Rachel F.

Rachel serves as the DC Community Organizer at HIAS. She is from New York, NY, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2021 where she studied Geography, participated in student activism and local politics, and wrote a thesis about reproductive governance … Continue reading

9th Sep, 2021

Caroline W.

Caroline serves as the Volunteer Coordinator & Immigrant Advocate for HIAS. Caroline is from Tenafly, NJ, and just graduated from Tufts University, where her favorite pastimes were writing for her school newspaper and singing Jewish acapella. She is elated by … Continue reading

9th Sep, 2021

Elliana B.

Elliana serves as the Client Services Associate at Food and Friends. Elliana grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and went to school at University of Wisconsin Madison. She has a big family and grew up with two brothers and a dog … Continue reading

9th Sep, 2021

Leo G.

Leo is a Case Manager/Outreach Worker at Street Sense Media. He was born and raised in New York City and recently graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in history. Leo is excited learn how to … Continue reading

9th Sep, 2021
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