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Jessica Schaffer

Jessica Schaffer, Avodah Alumna (Chicago ’07-08), 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 diverse immigrant and refugee communities, beginning with her Avodah placement at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago. In 2017, Jessica was recognized as one of ’36 Under 36’ by JUF/Oy Chicago and in 2014, she was awarded the Jewish Federation’s Samuel A. Goldsmith Young Leadership Award. She is originally from Montreal, Canada and holds a BA from McGill University and an MSW from UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work.