Location: National

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

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

February 2017

Bonnie Buis

Bonnie Buis joined Avodah in January 2017. Previously, she worked with a public affairs center, college chaplaincy and supported scientists at an institution focused on neurolinguistic research. Her approach and experience with social justice work has been wide ranging and has … Continue reading

17th Feb, 2017

November 2016

Shira Sarfati

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

28th Nov, 2016

July 2016

Rachel Glicksman

Rachel Glicksman has had many roles at Avodah: she got her start with Avodah as a Corps Member in New Orleans in 2009, and then came back as a staff member in 2012 as the New Orleans Program and Development … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016

Mk Zev Davis

Mk Zev Davis joined Avodah in 2009. Prior to their time at Avodah, Mk worked in the affordable housing field. Mk also works as a Teen Librarian, and does organizing supporting LGBTQ youth. They are an alum of Macalester College with a … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016

Steve Bocknek

Steve Bocknek joined Avodah in 2011. In his current role, he oversees Avodah’s fundraising, communications, and community engagement efforts. Steve previously served as Avodah’s Director of Development & External Affairs and as the New York Development Director. Prior to joining … Continue reading

15th Jul, 2016
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