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Ellen Oshinsky

 Ellen Oshinsky is Avodah’s Manager of Strategic Partnerships, D.C.

She previously served as an Avodah Corps Member in New Orleans. During her time as an Avodahnik, she worked as a teaching assistant at an elementary school, which sparked her interest in building inclusive communities to foster social change and creating connections nourished by Judaism. Most recently, Ellen was Avodah´s New York Program Director.  Prior to joining Avodah, Ellen was an Environmental Educator with Audubon New York and an NYC Public School Teacher. She has hosted a retreat for self-identified women looking to connect to self-care and Judaism through the Moishe House Retreatology Program. Ellen has a MA in Elementary Inclusive Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Spanish from the University of Miami. In her free time, Ellen loves to explore Rock Creek Park, to speak Spanish, and to learn about mindfulness and holistic health.