Community Representatives


Entwine's community representatives are a group of volunteer leaders responsible for bringing global jewish causes to their local communities.

The Community Representatives (Community Reps) program is JDC Entwine’s one-year leadership development program for emerging lay leaders.

As ambassadors of JDC Entwine, Community Reps are empowered and equipped to use Entwine’s platform as a vehicle for developing their leadership skills and bringing awareness and connection about global Jewish causes to their local communities.

The Community Reps program is supported in part by Genesis Philanthropy Group.



  • Alumni of Entwine overseas experiences who have demonstrated their leadership capacity and commitment to global Jewish responsibility.
  • Friendly, movers and shakers, who are interested in connecting and bringing people together.
  • Comfortable speaking in public about global Jewish causes.


  • As ambassadors, Community Reps are called upon to speak on Entwine’s behalf, including conversations with potential trip participants, alumni, and at larger events.
  • As program planners, Community Reps are responsible for planning two unique events to connect their local community to global Jewish communities and causes.
  • As advisers, Community Reps are asked to keep their finger on the pulse of their local communities and share relevant insights as it relates to Entwine’s offerings.


JDC Entwine supports Community Reps personal and professional development as lay leaders by providing them with:

  • Opportunities to engage in relevant issues related to the global Jewish community.
  • Financial support in planning and implementing programs in their local communities (Community Reps receive a $500 stipend for their service).
  • Skills-based trainings (two learning retreats).
  • Coaching from an Entwine staff member.
  • A network of lay leaders committed to global Jewish causes.


Meet Entwine’s 2020 Community Reps

Abby Kolker

Washington, DC

Alex Banker

Lake Oswego, OR

Allen Meyerovich

Brooklyn, NY

Alyssa Shaw

Lake Oswego, OR

Ana Omelchuk

Ramat Gan, Israel

Caroline Sagalchik

Alexandria, VA

Danielle Klebanov

San Francisco, CA

Dmitriy Krasny

New York, NY

Elad Shoshan

Tel Aviv, Israel

Hannah Jeffrey

Hermosa Beach, CA

Jared Bierbach

Washington, DC

Jeremy Wood

Seattle, WA

Jessica Siskin

New York, NY

Lauren Ross

Los Angeles, CA

Lauren Zeid

Berkley, MI

Lindsey Newman

San Francisco, CA

Lisa Fierstein

Brooklyn, NY

Lisa Lebovitz

Brookhaven, GA

Maris Krauss

New York, NY

Marit Doshi

Berkeley, CA

Matthew Alfasso

San Francisco, CA

Matthew Nouriel

West Hollywood, CA

Maya Nadison

N. Bethesda, MD

Molly Kazan

Chicago, IL

Nicole Reich

Royal Oak, MI

Olivia Zieve

Seattle, WA

Renee Liberman

Royal Oak, MI

Roey Shoshan

Atlanta, GA

Sarah Herman

Playa del Rey, CA

Stefanie Groner

Chicago, IL

Talya Friedman

Brooklyn, NY

Tamar Gaffin-Cahn

Boston, MA