Location: New Orleans

September 2019


Gwen (she/her) is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, where she was an American Studies major with a concentration in Southern Studies. She currently serves as a Program Assistant at the Innocence Project of New Orleans, whose mission … Continue reading

27th Sep, 2019


Kira (she/her) attended the University of Michigan for Art and Community Social Change. For the past year, Kira has been working as a painter and art restorer, volunteering with an art gallery/maker space and an elementary school, and being an … Continue reading

27th Sep, 2019

Jacob F.

Jacob (he/him) recently graduated from Pitzer College where he studied Sociology and Economics. He currently serves as a Move-in Specialist with UNITY of Greater New Orleans, whose mission is to coordinate community partnerships to prevent, reduce and end homelessness.

27th Sep, 2019

April 2019

Shoshana Madick

In 2016, Shoshana Madick moved to New Orleans to participate in Avodah. In New Orleans, she found a deep love for this incredible city and a home in a beautifully unique Jewish community. Shoshana began working for Avodah in April … Continue reading

4th Apr, 2019

February 2019

Susan Green

Susan Green is a vice-president on the board of the New Orleans Jewish Day School. Susan chaired the Avodah at 10! Celebration of the first decade of Avodah in New Orleans. She is also on the executive boards of Beth … Continue reading

25th Feb, 2019

Suzy Glazer Lazarus

Suzy Glazer Lazarus LCSW, is a proud New Orleans native and momma of two boys. She works as a psychotherapist in a mindfulness based private practice.

25th Feb, 2019

Rochelle Adler Effron

Rochelle Adler Effron is a relative newcomer to New Orleans.  Rochelle is a mathematics education consultant and she also serves on the boards of Jewish Family Service (JFS) and Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) and is a vice president at … Continue reading

25th Feb, 2019

Gail Chalew

Gail Chalew, Chair of the New Orleans Advisory Counsel, is a devoted member of the New Orleans Jewish community. Co-chairing the biannual LimmudNOLA and serving as secretary of the New Orleans Jewish Day School. Gail is an editor and proofreader … Continue reading

25th Feb, 2019

Evette Ungar

Evette E. Ungar is an attorney with Waltzer Wiygul & Garside in the firm’s Gretna office. Evette’s practice includes accidents involving significant personal injuries, mass tort claims, Jones Act injuries and other maritime personal injuries, including wrongful-death accidents. She also has … Continue reading

25th Feb, 2019

Jennifer Medberry

Jennifer Medbery, founder and CEO of Kickboard by Drop the Chalk, is a software developer who spent three years in the classroom as a high school math teacher. After receiving her degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, Jen joined … Continue reading

18th Feb, 2019
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