Location: National

November 2019

Holden Dempsey

Holden serves as Avodah’s National Program Operations Assistant. Holden is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Environmental Sustainability and a minor in German. While there, he focused his studies on the sociocultural aspects of climate change … Continue reading

19th Nov, 2019

October 2019

Tessa Zevallos

Tessa Zevallos joined the Avodah Team in 2019 as the Director of Major Gifts. In this newly-created position, Tessa leads the strategic efforts to grow Avodah’s network of major donor champions and build sustainable support for Avodah’s high-impact work across … Continue reading

28th Oct, 2019

Erica Stern

Erica Stern is a grant writer at Avodah. Previously she worked as a writing instructor and tutor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her MFA, as a psychology research assistant at the City College … Continue reading

28th Oct, 2019

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

Jacqueline Sam

Jacqueline Sam is the Director of Finance and Operations at Avodah. Before joining Avodah, Jacqueline served as the Chief Operating Officer at YWCA, USA in Washington, D.C from 2015-2017. The YWCA, USA  is a national non-profit organization devoted to confronting … Continue reading

17th Sep, 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 is the Recruitment Director for Avodah and started with the organization as Recruitment Manager in 2017. She discovered her passion for social justice work while studying English and Sociology at Connecticut College. Prior to joining Avodah, she worked … 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
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