Location: Kansas City

May 2021

Kelsey Saragnese

Kelsey Saragnese has dedicated her career to helping people understand how to support and empower survivors of interpersonal, domestic and sexual violence. She attended University of Missouri and worked in a resource center that sought to shift the campus culture … Continue reading

7th May, 2021

October 2019

Rabbi Scott White

Rabbi Scott White serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah. Harry “Scott” White’s career as a Rabbi spanned 34 years, reaching its conclusion in the summer of 2019, when he stepped down after nearly a decade and half as … Continue reading

23rd Oct, 2019

Todd Clauer

Todd Clauer serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  He started teaching at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA) in 2000, after eight years in public and private schools. He has been the Upper School Principal since 2013.  As an … Continue reading

2nd Oct, 2019

Fay Balk

Fay Balk serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is vice president organization effectiveness and development at Hallmark Cards, the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of greeting cards and related social expression products. During her 27+ year … Continue reading

2nd Oct, 2019

January 2019

Gavi Geller

Gavriela Geller serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  Gavriela, a native of the city, is the Executive Director of Director of JCRB/AJC Kansas City. She previously worked for AJC’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs … Continue reading

25th Jan, 2019

July 2018

Alan Edelman

Alan Edelman serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council for Avodah.  Alan Edelman is a native of Kansas City. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Education from the University of Kansas, spending his junior year at the … Continue reading

10th Jul, 2018

Jenna Brofsky

Jenna Brofsky serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  She advises and represents clients in employment-related matters including allegations of discrimination. Jenna offers experience with complex litigation, particularly with fact-gathering, discovery, witness and expert witness preparation, and motions practice. … Continue reading

10th Jul, 2018

Patti Adler

Patti Adler serves on the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  She is a real estate sales executive. Her career in real estate has provided her with numerous opportunities to meet new people and develop strong clients.

10th Jul, 2018

February 2018

Kim Kushner

Kim Kushner serves as the Chair of the Kansas City Advisory Council at Avodah.  She currently serves as the Events and New Student Programs Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kim earned her undergraduate … Continue reading

5th Feb, 2018