Emilia Diamant (she/her) serves as Avodah’s National Program Director.
Emilia is an educator, social worker, facilitator who has taught on power and justice, whiteness, pop culture, feminism, and the arts for 15 years. Most recently, Emilia has worked with Dimensions Educational Consulting as the co-facilitator of the Jews of Color & Allies cohort, focusing on helping white women lead on racial equity and build meaningful cross-racial relationships that center Black women.
She was a JOIN for Justice Organizing Fellow in 2012-2013 and is also a proud first generation member of Tzedek Lab, a national multiracial network of political education trainers, organizers, spiritual leaders, cultural workers, and allies established to build liberation practice. Emilia earned a degree in Informal Urban Education from New York University and a Master’s in Social Work from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside of work, she prides herself on being a Beyhive member, a Bostonian, and a dog lover.
Upon joining Avodah in the spring of 2022, Emilia shared: “I am so excited to return to full-time Jewish work with this role at Avodah. My passion for anti-oppression work, love of the energy of young people, and commitment to building the world we want to live in are embodied in Avodah’s mission. I cannot wait to get started.”