Person Type: Advisory Council

June 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

Suri Duitch

Suri Duitch serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. She is the Dean of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement, a school offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees targeted to working adults in a wide range of fields, … Continue reading

17th Jun, 2020

May 2020

Absera Melaku

Absera Melaku serves on the Board and Chicago Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is a public health practitioner with a specialized focus in health equity and social justice, adolescent health and youth development, and community-based public health programming, implementation, and … Continue reading

5th May, 2020

October 2019

Liz Yager

Liz Yager serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah. She is the Executive Director of Congregation Temple Sinai. She moved to New Orleans from Toronto in 1987 and has been involved in the advertising, public relations and fund … Continue reading

28th Oct, 2019
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