Person Type: Advisory Council

March 2021

Anthony Sacks

Anthony Sacks serves on the Board at Avodah.  He is a Family Physician in a very large multi-specialty medical group in San Diego. He has been in clinical practice for 39 years, served on the Board of Directors for his … Continue reading

30th Mar, 2021

September 2020

Jim Sturim

Jim Sturim serves on the Washington D.C. Advisory Council at Avodah. Jim currently works in the Research and Development Branch of BAE Systems. He was previously a support contractor at DARPA and served in the US Air Force for 25 … Continue reading

24th Sep, 2020

June 2020

Ursula Rigberg Wagner

Ursula Rigberg Wagner (Avodah Chicago Justice Fellowship ’15-16) serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is a licensed clinical social worker living on the south side of Chicago with two cats and one dog. She is a Senior Mental … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Beckee Birger

Beckee Birger serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is the Program Director of Teen Philanthropy and Leadership at the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.  She’s passionate about connecting young people to opportunities that allow them to … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Hannah Barg

Hannah Barg serves on the Chicago Advisory Council for Avodah.  She is a St. Louis native with a passion for education, storytelling and social justice. Hannah graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2014 with a B.A. in Anthropology. Since then, she … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Sarah Moskowitz-Gordon

Sarah Moskowitz-Gordon serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She was a 2009-2010 Avodah Corps Member in Chicago where she worked at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC) as a job developer. Sarah holds a BA from Macalester … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Liz Jones

Liz Jones serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is the Senior Corporate Account Manager at Cara Chicago, where she supports individuals experiencing poverty in all aspects of their job search and builds multifaceted relationships with employer partners … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Jacob B. Handelman

Jacob B. Handelman serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah. He is a lawyer by trade and enjoys a passion for making communities safer and giving medium-income families a chance to own a home instead of renting. He loves … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Abby White

Abby White serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah. She is an alum of the Avodah Justice Fellowship in Chicago. She grew up in Evanston, IL and holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. After spending … Continue reading

18th Jun, 2020

Jessica Schaffer

Jessica Schaffer serves on the Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah. An Avodah Alumna (Chicago ’07-08), Jessica serves as Director of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship, part of JCFS Chicago’s family of services. She has more than a decade of experience working with … Continue reading

17th Jun, 2020
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