More Urban Adamah Alumni

Leila Shooshani, Summer 2011 – After spending a year in AVODAH, the Jewish anti-poverty corps in 2012, Leila completed a Masters in Philosophy at Loyola Chicago. She currently works as Tikkun Magazine‘s Operations and Audience Development Manager.

Seth Harris, Summer 2011 – After finishing the fellowship, Seth completed a walking journey of more than 700 miles along the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline in protest of its construction. He currently farms at Raphael Garden in Fair Oaks, CA.

Rachel Kriegsman, Fall 2011 – After completing the fellowship, Rachel went on to farm at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD as an apprentice and environmental educator. Following a year out in the field, she took her knowledge to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in environmental advocacy – specifically at the intersection of climate change and sustainable food systems. Rachel currently serves as the special assistant to the president at the League of Conservation Voters. In her spare time, she’s learning how to become a great yoga instructor and spends most Sundays working at the farmers’ market in Dupont Circle in downtown D.C. In the fall, she is heading to Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment to start a graduate program in Environmental Management and Leadership.

Abby Krumbein, Summer 2012 – After completing the fellowship, Abby did anti-poverty work in Washington DC through AVODAH, where she worked with people experiencing homelessness. She currently works as the Housing Coordinator at Openhouse, a social services organization for LGBT elders in San Francisco.

Kimberly Tomicich, Summer 2012 – Kimberly currently works for an organic certification company in San Diego, verifying food industry products according to the Non-GMO Project Standard. She also works as a Youth Director for a local synagogue, and volunteers as a community organizer for a San Diego 350.

Sarah Sklare, Spring 2013 – Sarah received a graduate certificate in Education for Environment and Community from IslandWood in June 2015, and will receive her Masters in Education and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from the University of Washington this June. She works with students all over Puget Sound, teaching place-based environmental education in public schools and a residential outdoor school.

Jacob Levin, Spring 2013 – After completing the fellowship, Jacob served as the Self-Directed Learning Coordinator for the Odyssey Program, a spiritual farming fellowship at the Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute in North Carolina. He is currently doing the skill building apprenticeship at the Bullocks Brothers Homestead on Orcas Island, WA with Rae Graber (Fall 2011).

Danny Ginzburg, Summer 2013 – After completing the fellowship, Danny graduated from Northwestern with a degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences. He’s since been working as a Sustainability Data Analyst at a small firm in Chicago called Goby, working on initiatives related to sustainable and efficient building operations, management, and construction.

Aliza Sebert, Summer 2013 – After completing the fellowship, Aliza earned a master’s degree in Experiential Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. She currently serves as the Jewish and Student Life Programming Coordinator at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School.

Daphna Spivack, Summer 2013 – After finishing the fellowship, Daphna went on to work as an analyst at the New York State Attorney General’s Office in their Financial Crimes Bureau. Daphna is now a first-year student at Stanford Law School. This summer she will be working at the Attorney General of the United States’ Civil Rights Division. She is particularly interested in civil rights work and providing equal access to justice.

Alison Greenland, Fall 2013 – After completing the fellowship, Ali turned to facilitating transformative experiences for youth. She served as the Marcus Social Justice Fellowship Facilitator for the North Peninsula Teen Collective, and then as the Kibbutz Director at URJ Camp Newman, where she managed a Jewish farming program for 60 teenagers. She is currently an educator at a Jewish preschool in the Bay Area.

Daniella Aboody, Fall 2013 –After completing the fellowship, Daniella moved to Israel to work in groundwater conservation at Friends of the Earth Middle East. She is now the JOFEE (Jewish, Outdoor, Food & Environmental Education) Fellow at Wilderness Torah, the center for Earth-Based Judaism, working to inspire the connections between self, community, nature and Spirit.

Margolit Sands, Fall 2014 – After serving as a garden educator with 2nd and 3rd graders at The Food Project in Boston, Margolit moved to Arizona, where she earned a Masters in Teaching and started working as a middle school teacher. She recently won a grant to build a garden in her middle school!

Elon Rov, Fall 2014 – After completing the Urban Adamah fellowship, Elon participated in the Jeremiah fellowship through Bend the Arc and moved to New York City. He currently works at Natan, a fund that supports entrepreneurial, innovative Jewish organizations. He also makes and sells judaica through a small project called Shmutz + Bolts, is a trained Mikveh Guide with ImmerseNYC, and is building a socialist Jewish collective in Brooklyn.

Yael Gutin, Spring 2015 – Yael is studying to become a plant-based chef at the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, TX. Her program includes training in nutrition, farm to table cuisine, raw & living foods, Ayurveda and Macrobiotics.

Devin Egber, Summer 2015 – Devin will be starting his Master in Jewish Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in the fall of 2016.

Sara Bloch, Fall 2015 – After connecting her love of food and her Jewish roots in the fellowship, Sara founded Bloch’s Pickles, a local pickling outfit in London. She is excited to bring the art of fermentation to her community in the UK!

Danielle Smith, Fall 2015 – The fellowship solidified Danielle’s love of food, community, Judaism, and education. She now works at Eden Village, a Jewish environmental overnight camp, where she serves as the Program and Marketing Associate and the JOFEE Fellow.

Mya Kass, Fall 2015 – Mya founded the Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar. She currently works to bring Jewish and art-based programming to their clientele.

Shoshana Gould, Fall 2015 – Shoshana is the Young Adult Program Associate at the SF-based Jewish Community Federation where she plans events for 20-and-30-somethings (you’re all invited – seriously!). The events range from social happy hours to community service opportunities.