Aviva Paley

Summer 2011

“I truly would not be where I am today if it weren’t for my experience at Urban Adamah….”


“UA exposed me to a whole new world of food justice that has inspired every career move I have made since. It also set a new bar for what meaningful Jewish practice and community could look like, practices and values which I still carry with me to this day.”

Aviva Paley is a passionate entrepreneur and food justice advocate. In 2014 Aviva launched Kitchens for Good, an organization that aims to break the cycle of poverty, hunger, and food waste through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy meal production, and social enterprise. In just one year the organization grew from 2 to 37 employees, operating a $1.5 million social enterprise catering company. Aviva oversees all of the non-profit programs as well as marketing and communications.

Prior to launching Kitchens for Good, Aviva was a Food Justice Fellow at the Leichtag Foundation. There she assisted with grant-making strategies related to food and agriculture, and created several programs including the Food Justice Film Series.