Community Representatives

 

JDC 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 a JDC Entwine nine-month 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 and Repair the World.

COMMUNITY REPS ARE:

  • Alumni of Entwine 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.

WHAT DO COMMUNITY REPS DO?

  • As ambassadors, Community Reps are called upon to share Entwine’s work publicly, including speaking on Entwine’s behalf, planning programs, and engaging in conversation with potential program participants, alumni, and at events.
  • 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.

HOW DOES ENTWINE SUPPORT COMMUNITY REPS?

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 (both in-person and virtually; if travel is possible this will include a weekend retreat).
  • Coaching from an Entwine staff member.
  • Access to a new interactive online platform designed to enhance their leadership development and build their knowledge around global causes and current events.
  • A national network of lay leaders committed to global Jewish causes.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Alumni from the following programs: Insider Trips, Insider Connections, Jewish Service Corps Fellowship and Weitzman-JDC HUC Fellowship  
  • Demonstrated commitment to the global Jewish community (track record of engagement during and post Entwine experience)
  • Seeking leadership in the Jewish community
  • Prioritizing personal and professional development (Reps need to be motivated and driven to develop their leadership)
  • Currently located in: Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Detroit, San Francisco

Meet Entwine’s 2021 Community Reps

Alyssa First

New York

Alyssa Katz

Detroit

Danielle Orenshein

New York

Danna Gutman

Washington, D.C

Eden Pecha

Washington, D.C

Elissa Katz

New York

Erin Vaystub

Los Angeles

Jacob Allen

Detroit

Joseph Levin-Manning

Washington, D.C

Katya Rouzina

San Francisco

Laura Williams

Detroit

Lauren Zabel

Los Angeles

Layah Schreiber

New York

Neil Stein

Washington, D.C

Nilou Tehrani

Los Angeles

Victoria Groysberg

Los Angeles

Zachary Golden

Los Angeles