Location: Washington, D.C.

May 2024

Dani Schneider

Dani Schneider serves on Avodah’s Advisory Council for D.C. Dani Schneider’s steadfast dedication to social justice and community empowerment drives her role on the Avodah DC Advisory Council. As a 2018 JUFJ Jeremiah Fellow, Dani’s expertise in grassroots organizing and … Continue reading

22nd May, 2024

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 Raack serves on the Washington D.C. Advisory Council at Avodah. 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 … 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 2020

Jim Sturim

Jim Sturim serves on the Washington D.C. Advisory Council at Avodah. Jim currently works in technology industry and previously served in the US Air Force for 25 years, when he retired from Active Duty as a Colonel. He has served … Continue reading

24th Sep, 2020

July 2019

Deborah Levine

Deborah Levine serves on the Board and on the Washington D.C. Advisory Council at Avodah. Deborah Levine is a lawyer at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program where she advises clients on housing, family, consumer, and disability issues.  She has volunteered … Continue reading

26th Jul, 2019

January 2019

Fran Goldman

Fran Goldman serves on the Washington D.C. Advisory Council at Avodah. Fran’s career has spanned public service and non-profit management for decades.  Since starting Frango Financial, a financial planning firm, in 2011, Fran continues to contribute her talents and skills … Continue reading

10th Jan, 2019

July 2016

Aaron Fenster

When Aaron Fenster finished college with a Master’s of Public Administration, but limited work experience, he wasn’t sure how to break into the field. When he learned about Avodah, he knew it would be the perfect fit. In the fall … Continue reading

19th Jul, 2016

Rabbi Esther Lederman

Rabbi Esther Lederman serves on the Washington D.C. Advisory Council at Avodah. Rabbi Esther L. Lederman serves as Director of Congregational Innovation & Leadership at the Union for Reform Judaism, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to that … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016

Leib Kaminsky

Leib J. Kaminsky serves on the Washington D.C. Advisory Council at Avodah. Leib J. Kaminsky works with nonprofit social justice groups and conservation organizations assisting them in building partnerships in the community. He currently works for Earth Force, and consults … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016
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