Person Type: Advisory Council

August 2021

Shana Bloom

Shana Bloom is the Director of Innovation and Community Experiences at UJA Federation in NY and an alum of the Avodah Justice Fellowship.

10th Aug, 2021

Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt

Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, co-chair, is an Avodah national Board Member and Rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation.

10th Aug, 2021

Ilana Kaufman

Ilana Kaufman, co-chair, is the Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative whose work sits at the center of Jewish community, philanthropy, racial equity and justice.

10th Aug, 2021

Carla Grosmann

Carla Grosmann serves on the San Diego Advisory Council for Avodah. Carla is a neurologist, recently retired. During her time in clinical practice she served as Director of the San Diego Muscular Dystrophy Clinic. She has volunteered at St Leo’s … Continue reading

3rd Aug, 2021

May 2021

Jordan Daniels

Jordan Daniels (He/Him) serves on the San Diego Advisory Council for Avodah. He is a Fat Queer Afro-Jew writer and photographer who focuses on Queer experiences, anti-racism, belonging for JoCs, and Fat activism. Jordan believes in collective liberation and is … Continue reading

20th May, 2021

April 2021

Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Rabbi Yael Ridberg serves on the San Diego Advisory Council at Avodah.  Ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Yael Ridberg has served three congregations in New York and San Diego over the last 24 years. She has served on … Continue reading

19th Apr, 2021

Marsha Friend-Berkson

Marsha Friend-Berkson serves on the San Diego Advisory Council at Avodah. She is President of Marsha Berkson Consulting. She is an accomplished Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who has facilitated the advancement of individuals and teams in both nonprofit and corporate settings. … Continue reading

13th Apr, 2021

Rabbi Michael Zedek

Rabbi Michael Zedek serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  He has served two great congregations. For 26 years, he was the Senior Rabbi of the oldest and largest Jewish congregation in greater Kansas City, Missouri. The Temple, Congregation B’nai … Continue reading

6th Apr, 2021

March 2021

Carole Yellen

Carole Yellen (she/her) serves on the San Diego Advisory Council at Avodah.  Carole Yellen serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Jewish Family Service of San Diego where she has worked for over a decade with a variety … Continue reading

30th Mar, 2021

Tammy Schwartz

Tammy Schwartz serves on the San Diego Advisory Council at Avodah.  Tammy is a proud alumna of Avodah (NYC, 2012-2013) and served as the College Access Fellow at an incredible public school in Brooklyn, where she found her passion for … Continue reading

30th Mar, 2021
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