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John Schochet

John Schochet serves on Avodah’s Board of Directors.

John lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife, stepson, and daughter. John works as deputy general counsel at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, New York’s largest human services agency. Before joining the Jewish Board, John spent more than a decade at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, where he most recently served as the deputy city attorney. He also spent the 2017 legislative session in Olympia, Washington, serving as the first chief of staff to Washington State Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib. John has always been active in his community; he was on the board of Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle for eight years, including two years as vice president. He also participated as a fellow and then subsequently chaired the board of the Institute for a Democratic Future, a six-month political leadership fellowship for young Democrats in Washington state. John graduated from Yale University in 2001 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004. John and his family are active members of Kehilat Hadar, a traditional egalitarian synagogue on the Upper West Side. John enjoys hiking, travel, trivia, the Seattle Seahawks, and exploring New York City, and he has been to all 50 states.