On October 1, 2008-2009 AVODAH alum Ora Nitkin-Kaner joined the Jewish Voices Pursuing Justice team. Ora will be blogging about the intersections of social justice and Judaism and highlighting activist movements across the country.
Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Ora received her B.A. and M.A. from the Center for Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. As a Corps member, Ora worked with the New Orleans non-profit Resurrection After Exoneration, helping wrongfully convicted and incarcerated men become advocates for change in the justice system following their release from prison. Ora continues to work on exoneree issues; her goal is to one day write a book on the traumatic impact of wrongful imprisonment on the lives of exonerees and their families.