Our Participants

Current Corps Members

Chicago | New Orleans | New York | Washington, DC

  • Lindsey Adelman is from Penn Valley, PA, attended Skidmore College, and is a Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at Chicago Women’s Health Center.
  • Avery Drongowski is from Royal Oak, MI, attended Hendrix College, and is a Social Service Assistant at The ARK.
  • Jennifer Ferentz is from New York, NY, attended The Johns Hopkins University, and is a Housing Case Manager at Heartland Human Care Services.
  • Tanya Fink is from Boise, ID, attended the University of Colorado-Boulder, and is a Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at Howard Brown Health Center.
  • Erica Friedland is from Deerfield, IL, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an Intake Specialist at Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
  • Gavriela Geller is from Overland Park, KS, attended the University of Kansas, and is a Detention & LGBT Projects Fellow at the National Immigrant Justice Center.
  • Abigail Harris-Ridker is from Skokie, IL, attended the College of Wooster, and is a Program Assistant at Literature for All of Us.
  • Laurel Marshall is from Milwaukee, WI, attended Beloit College, and is a Resource Specialist at Inspiration Corporation.
  • Molly Narrod is from Highland Park, IL, attended Emory University, and is a Child Protection Legal Assistant at the National Immigrant Justice Center.
  • Julie Ann Orenstein is from Minnetonka, MN, attended University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and is an Asset Building Program Aide at Heartland Human Care Services.
  • Rebecca Rich is from Skokie, IL, attended George Washington University, and is an Activity Associate at Friedman Place.
  • Aviva Rosenberg is from West Orange, NJ, attended Rutgers University, and is a Recovery Counselor at Trilogy.
  • Nathaniel Seeskin is from Saint Louis, MO, attended American University, and is a Community Organizer at the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs.
  • Leah Shefsky is from Evanston, IL, attended Beloit College, and is an Outreach and Programming Associate at EZRA Multi-Service Center.
  • Rachel Steinbach is from Teaneck, NJ, attended New York University, and is a Refugee and Immigrant Volunteer Literacy Coordinator at Heartland Human Care Services.
  • Allison Susser is from New York, NY, attended Goucher College, and is a Business Services Representative at Inspiration Corporation.

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  • Abby Beatty is from Brooklyn, New York, attended Earlham College, and is a Legal Assistant at CASA de Maryland, Inc.
  • Nina Bernstein is from St. Louis, Missouri, attended Tufts University,and is a Legal Clinic Assistant at Bread for the City.
  • Allison Bolgiano is from Seattle, Washington,attended Whitman College, and is a Program Manager at Housing Unlimited, Inc.
  • Rachel Cohen is from Frontenac, Missouri, attended Indiana University and Tulane University, and is a New Services Associate at Food & Friends.
  • Liora Cohen-Fraade is from New Haven, Connecticut, attended Franklin and Marshall College, and is an Immigration Paralegal at Capital Area Immigrant Rights (CAIR) Coalition.
  • Mil Dranoff is from Suffern, New York, attended Washington University, and is a Behrend Builders and Community Service Associate at the DC Jewish Community Center.
  • Louise Fix is from Spokane, Washington, attended Whitman College, and is an AM/PM Program Associate at Thrive DC.
  • Arielle Ganem-Rosen is from Le Mesnil le Roi, France, attended Clark University, and is a Patient Navigator at Community of Hope.
  • Erica Horne is from Silver Spring, Maryland, attended Bucknell University, and is a Program Associate at Brainfood
  • Rebecca Koppel is from San Diego, California, attended Wesleyan University, and is a Case Manager at Miriam’s Kitchen.
  • Karin Lavie is from Glenview, Illinois, attended University of Michigan, and is an Outreach Specialist at Pathways to Housing.
  • Aaron Litz is from Columbia, Maryland, attended the University of Maryland-College Park, and is the Entrepreneurship Coordinator at Build.
  • Meredith Mitnick is from Lebanon, New Jersey, attended Cornell University, and is a Basic Education Liaison at So Others Might Eat.
  • Adam Morgenlander is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attended Brown University, and is a Wellness Center Program Associate at N Street Village.
  • Rachel Rabinowitz is from North Bellmore, New York, attended the University of Buffalo, and is a Student Support Services Associate at Thurgood Marshall Academy.
  • Kaety Ritchie is from Stafford, Virginia, attended George Mason University, and is a Program Associate at Yachad.
  • Molly Rothschild is from Tucson, Arizona, attended Loyola Marymount University, and is a Program Associate at Thurgood Marshall Academy.
  • Jennifer Rottenberg is from Reisterstown, Maryland, attended the University of Maryland, and is a Patient Navigator at Community of Hope.
  • Hannah Weilbacher is from Merion, Pennsylvania, attended Oberlin College, and is a Community Organizer at Jews United for Justice.
  • Allison Wessells is from Las Vegas, Nevada, attended Smith College, and is an Online Organizer at Jews United for Justice.
  • Sophie Zimiles is from Brooklyn, New York, attended Brandeis University, and is a Social Services Case Manager at Bread for the City.

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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