Rebecca Bartels

Rebecca Bartels is a 28 years old Yaqui-Ashkenazi activist and coder. Her father is Jewish and her mother is a Yaqui native of Mexico. She plays violin and piano, enjoys learning new languages, and playing video games with friends.

Ariana Mizrahi

Ariana Mizrahi is a teacher, blogger, Director, and doctorate candidate in education leadership and innovation at The Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University in New York City.  Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ariana enjoys reflecting on her diverse background as a proud Hispanic Jew. Ariana is the Director of Hebrew […]

Gabriela Orozco

Gabriela Orozco is the 2019 DC Youth Poet Laureate and the 2020 DC Youth Slam Champion. Gabriela’s poetry is inspired by reflections on her Jewish and Latina identities and her South African and Nicaraguan family histories. Gabriela’s debut poetry collection, Child of Borrowed Churches, releases October 17, 2021. Copies can be purchased at her website, […]

Sabrina Sojourner

Shaliakh Tzibur (Jewish Spiritual Leader), Community Chaplain, Educator, and Word-Artist Sabrina Sojourner has been leading services, teaching, and cultivating curiosity within Judaism and beyond for most of her life. She has been a featured speaker, scholar-in-residence, and faculty at Jewish and secular institutions, conferences, retreats, and gatherings across the country.

Healy Slakman

Healy Shir Slakman is a Tisch Fellow and 5th-year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew Union College in New York. She is beginning her 4th year as the Student Rabbi at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and leads the community’s young professional musical Shabbat series called The Other Friday Night. She has also worked as the rabbinic intern at […]

Davi M Cheng

Davi Cheng is a Hong Kong born Chinese-American lesbian Jew, an artist and accidental activist. She plays trumpet and french horn in the klezmer band Gay Gezunt and likes to sound the shofar. She is the Past president of Temple Beth Chayim Chadashim and the Art Director for Lunar: The Jewish-Asian Film Project.

Juan Gilces Coronel

Juan Gilces Coronel is Manager, Israel & Global Jewish Citizenship at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Prior to this position, he was the Chief of Staff to the Consul General of Israel to New England. From 2016-2018, Juan worked for The David Project of Hillel International as a Senior Campus Coordinator. Juan was born in Ecuador to […]

Yanira Quinones

Yanira Quinones graduated from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America with a Masters in Jewish Education with a concentration on Congregational Leadership. She completed the iFellows Master’s Concentration in Israel Education at the iCenter in Chicago. Yanira was awarded her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in Human Development. Yanira has worked in a variety of […]

Tani Prell

Tani Prell (she/her) has her life and career centered around Judaism, education, and the arts, with a commitment to equity and belonging as a thread throughout. She is the Chicago Director for 18Doors, formerly Interfaith Family as well as a racial diversity, equity, and inclusion educator and consultant. She  has her BA in Creative Writing, […]