Categories for Staff

Lenny Goldstein

Lenny keeps the i’s dotted and t’s crossed as Keshet’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive team member, where he oversees the organization’s finances and accounting systems. Prior to joining Keshet, Lenny served as Associate Director at Tufts Hillel, where he spent 18 years and lead the organization through a period…

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Chaim Ezra Harrison

Chaim brings his experience in content creation, dedication to LGBTQ equity, and love of storytelling to Keshet as the Communications Manager. Before joining Keshet, Chaim served as a Writer/Editor at the Union for Reform Judaism and the Senior Copywriter at the digital marketing firm Ignite. He also provides consulting as…

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Hannah “Hensch” Henschel

Hensch brings their background in advancing Jewish life to be more equitable for all to their work as Keshet’s Associate Director of Education and Training: Cohort Learning. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Hensch worked as a Tzedek Social Justice Fellow at the Asheville JCC where they were able…

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Rabbi Eliana Kayelle

Rabbi Eliana Kayelle brings a deep love of education and community as the Bay Area Education and Training Manager. They hope to inspire people to think about how Jewish texts and traditions relate to them here and now—and how they can be used while working for an equitable future. Eliana…

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Jaimie Krass

Jaimie brings her background in Jewish education and leadership with her passion for LGBTQ community building as Keshet’s Director of Youth Programs. Prior to joining Keshet, Jaimie worked with the Hillels at Muhlenberg and Columbia/Barnard; leading more than 600 students on meaningful immersive experiences in the US and abroad as…

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Tracey Labgold

Tracey has spent her career as an educator and facilitator dedicated to creating safe spaces, having experienced bullying herself in her childhood. Whether it be through facilitating anti-bullying and diversity awareness workshops, helping others to understand the impacts of implicit bias, or promoting LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish spaces, Tracey loves…

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Talia Makowsky

Talia has a passion for community building, learning, and a knack for producing well-crafted social media posts. She comes to Keshet from the Jewish Museum of Maryland, where she made sure each visitor had a thoughtful, accessible experience, before, during, and after their visits. Her commitment to making the museum…

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Sarah Mamlet

Sarah Mamlet is Keshet’s Operations Manager, where she brings her values of harmony, community-building, and justice to the organization. Her work focuses on internal systems, supporting her colleagues with logistics and technology, and ensuring Keshet’s smooth day-to-day operations. Sarah has a background in electoral and community organizing, with experience as…

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Jackie Maris

Jackie Maris is a queer, South African Pisces with a love for education and community-building. She has worn various facilitator hats as a madricha (camp counselor) and Rosh Chinuch (Head of Education) with Netzer, as a cheder teacher in Cape Town, as co-chair of the Limmud Conference in Johannesburg, and…

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Elana Ohl

Elana brings her passion for creating meaningful space, Jewish social justice, and well-organized calendars to her role as Annual Giving and Events Manager. Her experience in startup sales and events, as well as a past life in Off-Broadway directing, inform her work in executing successful events and experiences with Keshet.…

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Keshet successfully brought out the largest ever canvass on a transgender-specific policy issue or campaign I've seen in my 20 years of organizing. Keshet was an extraordinary part of the Yes on 3 coalition and made an incredible impact on all facets of the campaign.

Amy Mello, Vice President of Public Engagement for Freedom for All Americans