Our Participants

Current Corps Members

Chicago | New Orleans | New York | Washington, DC

  • Daniella Acker is from Goldens Bridge, NY, attended Kenyon College, and is a Detention & LGBT Projects Fellow at the National Immigrant Justice Center.
  • Hannah Egger-Weiler is from Lagunitas, CA, attended University of California-Santa Cruz, and is an Asset Building Program Aide at Heartland Human Care Services.  
  • Ari Goodman is from Encinitas, CA, attended University of California-San Diego, and is a Business Services Representative at Inspiration Corporation.
  • Rachel Hirsch is from Evanston, IL, attended Washington University in St. Louis and is a Public Education and Volunteer Associate at Chicago Women’s Health Center.
  • Molly Johnson is from Boulder, CO, attended Cornell College, and is an Outreach and Programming Associate at EZRA Multi-Service Center.
  • Aliza Lieb is from Brooklyn, NY, attended CUNY Hunter College, and is a Clinical and Outreach Assistant at SHALVA.
  • Sarah Rovin is from Los Gatos, CA, attended the University of Oregon, and is an Asset Building Program Aide at Heartland Human Care Services.
  • Anna Rubin is from Pittsburgh, PA, attended Princeton University, and is an Organizing Fellow at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.
  • Aran Schultz is from Wilmette, IL, attended Oberlin College, and is an Intake Specialist at Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
  • Taryn Selch is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, attended the University of Winnipeg, and is a Community Resource Specialist at Inspiration Corporation.
  • Essie Shachar-Hill is from Okemos, MI, attended the University of Michigan, and is an After School Specialist at Girls in the Game.
  • Michael Spaeth is from Dayton, OH, attended the University of Michigan, and is a Social Services Assistant at The ARK.
  • Lily Stern is from New Orleans, LA, attended Smith College, and is a Program Assistant at Literature for All of Us.
  • Shayna Waldbaum is from Newcastle, WA, attended the University of Washington, and is a Resource Specialist at Inspiration Corporation.
  • Angélicca Telles is from Chicago, IL, attended Pomona College, and is a Paralegal at the National Immigrant Justice Center. 

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  • Cynthia Ambriz is from Santa Monica, CA, attended Colorado College, and is a Behrend Builders and Community Service Associate at the DC Jewish Community Center.
  • Eleanor Christopher is from Chapel Hill, NC, attended Davidson College, and is a Student Support Services Associate at Thurgood Marshall Academy.
  • Rebecca Cooper is from Forest Hills, NY, attended Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Program Manager at Housing Unlimited.
  • Sarah Farbman is from Arlington Heights, IL, attended Grinnell College, and is a School Site Coordinator at Teens Run DC.
  • Evan Gilbert is from Coral Gables, FL, attended Vanderbilt University, and is an Entrepreneurship Coordinator at Build Metro DC.
  • Miriam Ginsberg is from Burlington, VT, attended the University of Vermont, and is a Basic Education Liaison at So Others Might Eat.
  • Jenna Golan-Strieb is from San Mateo, CA, attended the University of Puget Sound, and is the Immigration Paralegal at CAIR Coalition.
  • Ariel Goodman is from Evanston, IL, attended Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Service Coordinator at Pathways to Housing DC.
  • Noah Johnson is from Atlanta, GA, attended Georgia State University, and is a Social Services Housing Case Manager at Bread for the City.
  • Melanie Kesner is from Albuquerque, NM, attended the University of Denver, and is a Community Builder at Jews United for Justice.
  • Amalya Lewin is from St. Louis Park, MN, attended Lawrence University, and is a Case Manager at Miriam’s Kitchen.
  • Wendy Low is from Grand Blanc, MI, attended the University of Denver, and is a Program Associate at Yachad.
  • Shona Maher is from Tacoma, WA, attended the University of Puget Sound, and is a Family Advocate at Sela Hebrew Charter School.
  • Julie Margolies is from Carlisle, MA, attended Tufts University, and is a Kitchen All-Stars Program Instructor at Brainfood.
  • Annie Minns is from Franklin, MI, attended the University of Michigan, and is a Wellness Center Program Assistant at N Street Village.
  • Elana Orbuch is from Plymouth, MN, attended Davidson College, and is a DC Metro Program Associate at Interfaith Power & Light.
  • Hannah Peters is from Chicago, IL, attended Tufts University, and is a Legal Assistant at CASA de Maryland.
  • Stephanie Schneiderman is from Henrietta, NY, attended Brandeis University, and is an Outreach, Communications, and Development Assistant at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute.
  • Deborah Sherman is from Washington, DC, attended Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Programs Associate at Thurgood Marshall Academy.
  • Sophie Schoenberg is from Millburn, NJ, attended Goucher College, and is an AM/PM Program Associate at Thrive DC.
  • Mira Smith is from Newton, MA, attended Brandeis University, and is an Elementary School Program Coordinator at DC Scores.
  • David Wasserstein is from Voorhees, NJ, attended the College of William & Mary, and is a Legal Clinic Assistant at Bread for the City.
  • Lauren Zelouf is from Merion, PA, attended the University of Vermont, and is a New Services Associate at Food and Friends.

 

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AVODAH is a life changing experience. It touches you in all levels of your professional life, your personal life, and your spiritual life. The challenges I faced were supported from both the AVODAH staff and from the other Corps members.”

Yosh Schulman1998-1999 Corps Member