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  • Wexner Alumnae Cohort – AWP
    co created Educational Jewish Moments a methodology for addressing gender issues in schools and co chaired UJA FedNY s Task Force on the Jewish Woman Jenny Goldstein Director Donor Engagement American Jewish World Service As Director of Donor Engagement Jenny Goldstein manages a major AJWS grant in India and oversees AJWS donor events study tours and Global Circle AJWS s young professional program Prior to joining AJWS Jenny served as an AJWS group leader for several years and worked at New York University the University of Pennsylvania Hillel and abroad in Jerusalem and in Izmir Turkey Jenny holds an M P A and an M A in Hebrew and Judaic studies both from NYU along with a B A in history from Brandeis University She is a Wexner Graduate Fellowship recipient Jane Kanarek Assistant Professor of Rabbinics Hebrew College jkanarek hebrewcollege edu Jane Kanarek is Assistant Professor of Rabbinics and Associate Dean of Academic Development and Advising at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College She received her rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and her Ph D from the University of Chicago Rabbi Kanarek s research focuses on biblical exegesis in rabbinic literature legal theory feminist readings of Talmud and contemporary Talmud pedagogy Her book Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press She is currently working on a feminist commentary to the Talmudic tractate Arakhin Orit Kent Senior Research Associate Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University okent brandeis edu Orit Kent is a Senior Research Associate at the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University where she also teaches in the DeLeT MAT program Orit co designed the Beit Midrash for Teachers at Brandeis and has taught in it since 2003 where she has developed

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  • Assistant Rabbi Cohort – AWP
    participant in Project OTZMA a year long leadership and community service program She then worked in Washington DC for three years first at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and later in the Washington office of the National Council of Jewish Women Following her social justice work in the nation s capital Rabbi Glazer returned to Israel to begin her rabbinical studies After the first year in Jerusalem Rabbi Glazer studied at the New York campus of Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion where she received her Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature in 2008 and was ordained in 2009 Rabbi Glazer currently served as the Associate Rabbi of Temple Emanu El in Westfield NJ where her responsibilities included teaching children and adults of all ages officiating at lifecycle events leading worship services providing pastoral care and engaging the congregation in meaningful social justice work Currently she works at the Senior Engagement Officer at Mazon in Washington D C Rabbi Sari R Laufer Associate Rabbi Congregation Rodeph Sholom Rabbi Sari Laufer a cum laude graduate of Northwestern University was ordained in 2006 by Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles A Wexner Graduate Fellow Rabbi Laufer was also selected for the PEER program through Synagogue Transformation and Renewal and was a member of the second cohort of CLAL s Rabbis Without Borders Fellowship At HUC in Los Angeles she was awarded several academic prizes in Talmud and rabbinic literature as well as HUC LA s Outstanding Female Student Award At Congregation Rodeph Sholom Rabbi Laufer is a teacher of those young and young at heart bringing her passion for social justice rabbinic texts and Judaism s wisdom and relevance in the 21 century into the lives of those with whom she is privileged to learn and to share Rabbi Esther L Lederman Associate Rabbi Temple Micah rabbilederman templemicah org Esther L Lederman has been the Associate Rabbi at Temple Micah since 2009 Ordained from Hebrew Union College in 2008 she has served pulpits in Pennsylvania at the University of Virginia and for the United States Navy in Pearl Harbor Hawaii In her final two years in New York she served as a rabbinic fellow at Congregation B nai Jeshurun of Manhattan Esther is very involved in the wider Jewish community She serves on the advisory council of AVODAH in Washington the Clergy Task Force to End Domestic Violence a project of Jewish Women International and serves on the national board of Ameinu a national progressive Zionist organization Rabbi Jessica L Oleon Rabbi Temple Sinai Washington D C Rabbi Jessica Oleon was ordained as a rabbi in 2007 from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion HUC JIR in Los Angeles She earned a BA in American Studies from the University of California Berkeley in 2002 and is a native of Oakland California Prior to coming to Washington DC Rabbi Oleon served as student rabbi at congregations in Los Angeles Lubbock Texas and the U

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  • Social Justice Cohort – AWP
    Justice Commission and the steering committee of DC Interfaith Worker Justice A trained community organizer and teacher Rabbi Richman has taught about Judaism and justice around the world from California to Qatar Rabbi Richman was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and where she led KeshetJTS the organizing campaign for the full inclusion of LGBTQ Jews in the Conservative Movement Before entering the rabbinate Rabbi Richman worked in the field of human rights and international development and as an educator and project manager in the Jewish community She holds an AB from Princeton University and a certificate in Talmud Tanach and Halacha from the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Rabbi Richman lives with her husband Ben Dreyfus on the DC Maryland border close to the future Purple Line Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield Director of Experiential Education American Jewish World Service rrosenfield ajws org Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield serves Director of Experiential Education at the American Jewish World Service Prior to this she was the founding director of the Jewish Greening Fellowship an initiative that aims to cultivate environmental change leadership among Jewish communal professionals and generate meaningful responses to global climate change She was a fellow in the national Selah Leadership Program is a graduate of the Muehlstein Fellowship for Jewish Professional Leadership and earned her M A in Comparative Literature at U C Berkeley She lives in Riverdale NY with her husband Paul a psychiatrist and their two children Maayan and Yonah Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay Director for Alumni and Community Engagement AVODAH The Jewish Service Corps Ariella Sidelsky Director of Strategic Partnerships and Director of Outreach Eastern US New Israel Fund ariella nif org As Director of Strategic Partnerships at the New Israel Fund Ariella manages collaborations with organizations and coalitions in

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  • Orthodox Leaders Cohort – AWP
    completed Drisha s three year Scholars Circle Program She was ordained in 2009 by Rabbi Avi Weiss and Rabbi Daniel Sperber Rabba Sara was awarded the Hadassah Foundation Bernice S Tannenbaum prize in 2013 She was named as one of the Jewish Week s 36 under 36 the Forward50 most influential Jewish leaders Newsweek s 50 most influential rabbis three years in a row and is a Bikkurim fellow Gilah Kletenik Congregational Scholar Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Gilah ckj org Gilah Kletenik is the Congregational Scholar at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on Manhattan s Upper East Side She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University Gilah earned a Masters from the Graduate Program for Women in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation at Yeshiva University She has served as a Talmud instructor at Ramaz Upper School and regularly teaches and lectures in a variety of Jewish institutions Gilah is one of The Jewish Week s 36 Under 36 is an inaugural recipient of The Covenant Foundation s Pomegranate Prize and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow Erin Leib Smokler Director of Spiritual Development Yeshivat Maharat erinleib gmail com Erin Leib Smokler is the Director of Spiritual Development at Yeshivat Maharat the world s first rabbinical school for Orthodox women and an instructor of Jewish philosophy at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education She is also completing her PhD at the University of Chicago s Committee on Social Thought as a Claims Conference Advanced Shoah Studies Fellow Erin holds an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Harvard University Her writing has been featured in The New Republic The New York Times Book Review The Jerusalem Report The New York Jewish Week and JOFA s Shema Bekolah Yardaena Osband Assistant Professor New York Medical College yardave gmail com Yardaena Osband MD is an assistant professor in pediatrics at New York Medical College in Valhalla New York Yardaena studies for two years in Midreshet Lindenbaum and received her BA in Jewish Studies and Music at Yeshiva University Stern College for Women Yardaena attended medical school at the Sackler School for medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Maria Fareri Children s Hospital in Valhalla New York She has taught at Ma ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls Midreshet Lindenbaum Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and for GPATS at Yeshiva University Additionally she lectures at synagogues and private homes Yardaena also serves on the board of ORA Organization for the Resolution of Agunot Yardaena currently resides in Riverdale New York with husband and four children Dr Michelle Sarna Director of Educational Alliance Preschool Educational Alliance Lisa Schlaff Assistant Principal Israel Guidance SAR High School Elana Stein Hain Community Scholar Lincoln Square Synagogue stein elana gmail com Elana Stein Hain has served as Community Scholar at Lincoln Square Synagogue for the past five years offering Jewish leadership support and education to her community She is concurrently completing a doctorate in a Religion at Columbia University

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  • Organizational Leaders Cohort – AWP
    Officer of Hazon She joined Hazon in 2006 and helped it grow from a small organization to what it is today Cheryl has worked in the Jewish community since 1991 in an array of incredible organizations She credits the amazing influences of Habonim Dror Hillel Day School and her family in giving her an early grounding in Jewish life and a passion for creating a vibrant and just Jewish community Cheryl earned a M A from Jewish Theological Seminary a M S from Columbia University School of Social Work and a B A from University of Wisconsin Sara Gorfinkel Regional Director Community Engagement BBYO sara towf org Sara Rose Gorfinkel is the Regional Director of Community Engagement at BBYO the leading Jewish pluralistic teen movement Prior to joining BBYO Sara was the Director of the Tikkun Olam Women s Foundation of Greater Washington a Jewish women s foundation dedicated to creating social change for women and girls Prior to joining the foundation in 2010 Sara coordinated member services for family philanthropy and corporate grantmakers at The Council on Foundations a DC area based nonprofit membership association of more than 2 000 grantmaking foundations and corporations Sara has been closely involved with The Samuel Jared Kushnick Foundation for Pediatric AIDS Research a family foundation established in memory of her twin brother An American Jewish Committee Goldman Fellow Alumnae Sara has served as VP of Religious Life and as an active trustee of the Board of Directors of Shaare Torah a conservative synagogue in Gaithersburg MD where she lives with her husband and her two young daughters Sara a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Gettysburg College holds a Master s Degree in Liberal Studies Religious Studies Concentration from Georgetown University Amy Kruglak Vice President of Human Resources Curaspan Health Group Rabbi Amber Powers Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Rabbinic Formation Reconstructionist Rabbinical College apowers rrc edu Rabbi Amber Powers serves as the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Rabbinic Formation and a member of the faculty at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College She previously served as RRC s Dean of Admissions and Recruitment as rabbi of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai in Philadelphia and as the mid atlantic regional director of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation She is a graduate of Emory University and was ordained by RRC in 2002 She is an alumna of the Wexner Fellowship She enjoys writing speaking and teaching on a wide range of topics in contemporary Jewish life Stefanie Rhodes Director Annual Giving JCC in Manhattan Stefanie Rhodes is the Director of Annual Giving at the JCC in Manhattan where she oversees the Annual Campaign Prior to joining the JCC Stefanie spent 9 years at the Jewish Funders Network where she was the founding Director of the Foundation Professionals program and served as Director of Member Services In her role at JFN Stefanie served as a network weaver and philanthropic advisor to individuals private and family foundations She also worked closely with younger funders embracing their philanthropic identities

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  • Leadership Intensive Cohort – AWP
    Repair the World to launch a new core program model develop related infrastructure and systems hire and train program staff and build out program curriculum Formerly the director of education and community engagement at American Jewish World Service Stephanie was responsible for the organization s national presence strategy Prior to moving to New York Stephanie worked in the Boston based law firm Goulston Storrs P C where she served as an associate in the real estate department for five years specializing in affordable housing finance Stephanie received her J D from Boston University School of Law in 2003 after which she clerked on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D C as well as for Justice Aharon Barak on the Supreme Court of Israel She is also an alumn of Stern College and Teach for America While living in Boston Stephanie founded the Washington Square Minyan an independent synagogue and served in a variety of other leadership roles in the Boston Jewish community Stephanie currently lives in Riverdale New York with her husband and three children and is involved in a number of local volunteer initiatives Rabbi Jill Jacobs Executive Director Rabbis for Human Rights North America jjacobs rhr na org Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T ruah The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and the author of Where Justice Dwells A Hands On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community and There Shall Be No Needy Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition Rabbi Jacobs has been named to the Forward s list of 50 influential American Jews and to Newsweek s list of the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America She lives in New York with her husband Rabbi Guy Austrian and their daughters Lior and Dvir Emily Muskovitz Sweet Executive Director Jewish Women s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago emilysweet juf org Emily Muskovitz Sweet is a social justice advocate and women s philanthropic leader whose work has focused on issues related to women s safety and security Since 2008 Emily has served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Women s Foundation of Chicago JWF an organization that creates equity and choice on behalf of Jewish women and girls Prior to joining JWF Emily was the Project Director for the City of Chicago Mayor s Office on Domestic Violence and the Associate Director at a domestic violence organization Emily is a 2013 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and the 2013 recipient of the Jewish Federation of Chicago s Samuel A Goldsmith Award Ronit Sherwin Executive Director Kristol Center for Jewish Life Hillel Foundation at the University of Delaware debraro live com Ronit Sherwin is the Executive Director of the University of Delaware Hillel Previously Ronit served as the Executive Director of Nishmah The St Louis Jewish Women s Project an independent non profit that she co founded in 2005 Ronit has worked as a Jewish educator and an executive director in the Jewish communal field for nearly 18 years Ronit

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  • Shifra Bronznick – AWP
    the News Shifra Bronznick Founding President bronznick betterorg com Shifra Bronznick collaborates with social change organizations on deepening their impact Shifra has provided strategic counsel to dozens of organizations including Catalyst Medicare Rights Center Educational Alliance National Council for Research on Women Women Donors Network AUBURN Building Movement Project the Revson Foundation Women Moving Millions and American Jewish World Service The leadership consultant to the White House Project for a decade Shifra designed its National Women s Leadership Summits established its Corporate Council as well as Women Rule a partnership with Oprah magazine Her long term action research projects at the Nathan Cummings Foundation resulted in the establishment of a Jewish social justice roundtable coalition comprised of all the significant organizations in the field Founder and President of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community she is co author with Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky of Leveling the Playing Field She has been selected three times by the Forward newspaper as one of the fifty most influential Jews and most recently received the 2013 Leading Light Award from the Future Work Institute A senior fellow at NYU s Research Center for Leadership in Action at the Wagner Graduate School she

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