Location: New Orleans

February 2024

Leah Krandel

Leah Krandel serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. Leah Krandel, LCSW is an educator working in New Orleans public high schools. Her areas of expertise include equitable and accessible services for students with disabilities, meaningful schoolwide systems … Continue reading

15th Feb, 2024

January 2024

Sammy Bosalavage

Sammy Bosalavage serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. Sammy (Samantha) Bosalavage is a Staff Attorney at Avodah placement the Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI), where she worked as an Avodah Corps member in 2014-2015 coordinating the Client and … Continue reading

2nd Jan, 2024

May 2023

Ben Horwitz

Ben Horwitz is Chair of the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. Ben is a nationally recognized expert in data-driven policy management and criminal justice data systems. Ben’s work has been instrumental in analyzing organizational problems, evaluating possible solutions, and … Continue reading

1st May, 2023

May 2021

Jamie Diamond

Jamie Diamond never expected to find herself researching the trial of a death row inmate, but that was just one of many experiences during her year as an Avodah Corps Member that had a lifelong impact. Jamie always had an … Continue reading

7th May, 2021

February 2019

Gail Chalew

Gail Chalew is the immediate past Chair of the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah, and remains on the Council today. Gail Naron Chalew is an editor specializing in academic books and articles, as well as a committed volunteer working … Continue reading

25th Feb, 2019

June 2018

Aleeza Adelman

Aleeza Adelman serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. She is the communications coordinator for Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Aleeza has a rich background in Jewish education, having worked as the Director of Jewish Enrichment for BBYO … Continue reading

1st Jun, 2018

February 2018

Dana Keren

Dana Keren serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. She is the Senior Administrator for Tulane University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a proud alumna of Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps. Prior to … Continue reading

19th Feb, 2018

November 2016

Karen Weissbecker Remer

Karen Weissbecker Remer, LMSW PhD serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. Karen is the Director of Student Support and Wellness and an Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine. She wears multiple hats as she is a … Continue reading

10th Nov, 2016

Simone Levine

Simone Levine serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. She is the executive Director of Court watch NOLA.  Simone Levine is a lawyer who has served as both a prosecutor and a public defender before coming to Court Watch … Continue reading

10th Nov, 2016

September 2016

Josh Lichtman

Josh Lichtman serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. Josh served as the director of the Avodah New Orleans site from 2007 to 2011. He now enjoys helping others as a financial planner. He and his wife Davida … Continue reading

13th Sep, 2016
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