By James Cohen
Amram believes centering the voices and experiences of youth from historically marginalized youth will help lead the way to collective liberation. He’s grateful to do that every day at Keshet, where he works to support and empower LGBTQ+ youth and young adults all over the country through Keshet’s Shabbatonim and online programming. He is a veteran of Keshet’s youth programming and was a participant in Keshet’s first-ever Teen Shabbaton.
Prior to Keshet, Amram was a member of the community education team at Brandeis Precollege Programs and was a contributing writer for New Voices Magazine. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in Jewish history and Sociology from the joint undergraduate program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute in Chicago.
In 2022, Amram received the Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award from the Jewish Education Project. He brings a passion for justice, experiential education, Torah, and community organizing to his work with LGBTQ+ Jewish teens and young adults all over North America. A New York City native, Amram lives in upper Manhattan with his husband Jamie, and their two cats, Perle and Herschel. He lives his life with an unironic, unwavering love of cats, kale, coffee, and pop music.