Steve Bocknek is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Avodah, overseeing Avodah’s operations and administration. Steve joined Avodah in 2011, previously served as Deputy Director, Director of Development & External Affairs, and as the New York Development Director. Prior to joining Avodah, he worked as a corporate litigator for seven years specializing in intellectual property, mass tort, and contract disputes. Steve is an alum of the Dorot Fellowship in Israel. He earned a B.A. in International Relations and Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University, and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Steve lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.