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Education | Work Experience | Volunteer Activities | Skills | Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

 


 

EDUCATION

New York University (New York, NY), Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar
MPA, Non-Profit Management, 2016
MA, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, 2016

Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
BA, cum laude, History and Women’s Studies, 2003

 


 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance Educator, Writer, Editor, and Researcher, 2006–present (New York, NY)

  • Editorial and communications
    Copyedited everything from websites to source sheets to academic books; streamlined and clarified board communications; translated Hebrew conference abstracts into English; digitally edited photos for websites; edited audio recordings for podcasts; researched and shared best practices for non-profit newsletters
  • Social media
    Managed and expanded use of social media, including live-Tweeting events
  • Education
    Conceived, developed, and taught Jewish education courses to adults throughout the US and in the UK; taught prayer book Hebrew to children online through the JCC in Manhattan’s Hebrew Homepage; tutored microeconomics at NYU; substitute-taught at Jewish day school; taught Hebrew privately to children
  • Program development
    Developed curriculum-based educational programs, including recruiting faculty and technological collaborators, creating prototypes of online components, and building full program budgets from scratch
  • Policy and planning
    Researched policy issues; facilitated efforts to strengthen mission and long-term planning
  • Fundraising
    Independent grant-writer; actively participated in major donor solicitations
  • Clients have included:
American Jewish World Service Jewish Book Council
Beit Morasha of Jerusalem Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
Beit Rabban Day School SAR Academy
The Bronfman Fellowship Schechter Day School Network
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Uri L’Tzedek
Footsteps Yeshivat Maharat
JCC of Manhattan

 

Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning (New York, NY)
Assistant Director, November 2005–June 2008

  • Supervision
    Managed all communication with faculty about courses, including topics, logistics, and descriptions; planned meetings for faculty of IYUN to discuss curriculum and program progress
  • Marketing
    Wrote, edited, and oversaw the production, mailing, and budget of seasonal 24-page course catalog and other marketing materials; led recruitment and retention for IYUN, a three-year certificate program for adult Jewish learners
  • Copywriting
    Wrote and edited course descriptions; produced original web content related to course materials and course catalog theme
  • Evaluation
    Collected and reported on student feedback via focus groups and written surveys, then analyzed them to produce comprehensive evaluation reports
  • Event planning and execution
    Organized and staffed community-building programs for students

 

The Covenant Foundation (New York, NY)
Program Officer, August 2003–October 2005

  • Communications
    Streamlined and clarified grant and award guidelines; wrote press releases; maintained e-mail and phone contact with early-career Jewish educator Fellows; organized conference calls
  • Board relations
    Prepared written materials and presentations for Board of Directors, including grant and award recommendations; communicated regularly with board members; staffed biannual board meetings
  • Budgeting and planning
    Managed budget and planning for two multi-day seminars for Fellows
  • Operations/systems and processes
    Created and maintained office calendar and grant filing system

 


 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Washington Heights Congregation (New York, NY)
Board Member, 2012–present

  • Communications
    Managed online communications, including: Facebook presence, creating and maintaining website for fundraising dinner, creating and maintaining website for used book sale, producing digital and print advertisements and fliers for events, writing weekly e-mails, editing photos
  • Education
    Taught nine-session weekly Talmud class to adult women; taught session on Shavuot; advised teachers on suitable lecture topics and edited their descriptions
  • Programming and Planning
    Conceived of and executed a used book sale involving five congregations, raising $2500 for a local social service agency, and innovative educational programming that brought under-served populations to the synagogue for Jewish text study

 


 

SKILLS

Graphic design and media: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, etc.), Audacity (audio editing), iMovie (video editing), HTML, some CSS, WordPress and other online CMSs, social media and team collaboration platforms
Languages: English (native), Hebrew (proficient), some Aramaic

 


 

 

GRANTS, AWARDS, and FELLOWSHIPS

Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholar (2011–2015)
Kevah Teaching Fellow (2012–2013)
AviChai Writers’ Seminar for the Jewish People (2009–2010)
Everett Fellowship for Young Adults, National Havurah Institute (2009)
American Jewish World Service Lisa Goldberg Memorial Writers’ Fellowship (2008–2009)
Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel Alumni Venture Fund Grant (2008)
Yeshivat Hadar Summer Fellowship (2008)
Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowship (2001)
Harvard College Research Project grant winner (2001)
Dorot Foundation Travel grant winner (2001)
William Scott Ferguson Prize, best sophomore History tutorial essay (2000)
Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel (1996)