Location: National

September 2019

Yonit Friedman

Yonit Friedman serves as Avodah’s Community Engagement Assistant and NYC Program Assistant. Prior to joining Avodah in 2018, she helped to manage after school arts education programs for NYC elementary school students and acted and directed in independent theater productions. … Continue reading

4th Sep, 2019

October 2018

Lena Kesden

Lena Kesden first joined Avodah as a Jewish Service Corps Member in August 2017, working as a public benefits advocate at Sanctuary for Families, the largest gender-based violence service provider in the United States. In September 2018, Lena became the Recruitment Assistant for … Continue reading

3rd Oct, 2018

September 2018

April 2018

Jason Schwartz

Jason Schwartz joined the staff of Avodah in 2018 as Development Assistant and Office Manager.  Previously, Jason served as Community Organizer with Community Voices Heard, working to organize NYC public housing residents, and in various positions with the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network, running campaigns … Continue reading

12th Apr, 2018

December 2017

Emily Becker

Emily Becker joined Avodah in December 2017 as Recruitment Manager. She discovered her passion for social justice work while studying English and Sociology at Connecticut College. Prior to joining Avodah, she worked for an educational equity organization, where she initially … Continue reading

8th Dec, 2017

October 2017

Liat Deener-Chodirker

Liat Deener-Chodirker first joined Avodah as a Jewish Service Corps member in August 2017, serving as an Enrichment Program Coordinator at the Adams Street Foundation, a college access nonprofit. Liat graduated from the University of Maryland (UMD) with a degree … Continue reading

2nd Oct, 2017

April 2017

Amanda Lindner

Amanda Lindner is the Director of Communications at Avodah. Before entering the Jewish nonprofit field, Amanda worked as a journalist and government press secretary. She was named the “Rookie Reporter of Year” by the New York Press Association and is a recipient of … Continue reading

6th Apr, 2017

November 2016

Shira Sarfati

Shira Sarfati is the Director of Development at Avodah. She previously served as the Director of Foundation Relations. Shira has worked in development and fundraising since 2011, and prior to joining Avodah, she served as Development Director for an arts … Continue reading

28th Nov, 2016

July 2016

Jill Hertzler

Jill Hertzler serves as Avodah’s Director of Annual Giving. She previously served as the Director of Individual Giving and as the DC Community Director. Jill has a long history of promoting social justice for all people. In the first iteration … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016

Dani Levine

Dani Levine serves as Avodah’s National Service Corps Director. She previously served as the Assistant Director of National Programming and as the New Orleans Director. was born and raised in Washington, DC and fell in love with the Jewish Social … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016
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