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Location: Kansas City

January 2022

Sarah Markowitz

Sarah Markowitz moved from California to Kansas City to work for the Jewish Community Relations Bureau | AJC, where she currently serves as the Assistant Director of Education and Programs. She earned her master’s in war and society from Chapman … Continue reading

28th Jan, 2022

Maggie Haghirian

Maggie Haghirian serves as the Director of Kesher KC for Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City. She has served numerous populations over the past 20 years, including working with individuals who are incarcerated, experiencing mental illness, victims of domestic … Continue reading

28th Jan, 2022

Mike Goodman

Mike Goodman was born and raised in San Francisco, but relocated to Kansas City in 2005 to pursue a better life with his wife and obtain his degree from UMKC. He was raised in Humanistic and Cultural Judaism. While he … Continue reading

28th Jan, 2022

Liz Feldman

Liz Feldman currently works at UMKC as the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and moved to KC with her boyfriend and cat in the spring of 2021. Liz attended school at Ohio State University … Continue reading

28th Jan, 2022

Elissa Bamberger

Elissa Bamberger is a Kansas City native who grew up attending Jewish day programs at the JCC and attending Herzl Camp for many summers. She has spent the past several summers working as an Outdoor Education Specialist at Camp Sabra. … Continue reading

28th Jan, 2022

May 2021

Kelsey Saragnese

Kelsey Saragnese has dedicated her career to helping people understand how to support and empower survivors of interpersonal, domestic and sexual violence. She attended University of Missouri and worked in a resource center that sought to shift the campus culture … Continue reading

7th May, 2021

October 2019

Rabbi Scott White

Rabbi Scott White serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah. Harry “Scott” White’s career as a Rabbi spanned 34 years, reaching its conclusion in the summer of 2019, when he stepped down after nearly a decade and half as … Continue reading

23rd Oct, 2019

Todd Clauer

Todd Clauer serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  He started teaching at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA) in 2000, after eight years in public and private schools. He has been the Upper School Principal since 2013.  As an … Continue reading

2nd Oct, 2019

Fay Balk

Fay Balk serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is vice president organization effectiveness and development at Hallmark Cards, the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of greeting cards and related social expression products. During her 27+ year … Continue reading

2nd Oct, 2019

January 2019

Gavi Geller

Gavriela Geller serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  Gavriela, a native of the city, is the Executive Director of Director of JCRB/AJC Kansas City. She previously worked for AJC’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs … Continue reading

25th Jan, 2019
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