Community Representatives


JDC Entwine's Community Representatives are a group of leaders responsible for bringing global Jewish causes to their local communities.

The Community Representatives (Community Reps) program is a six-month leadership development program for Entwine alumni. 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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 including a weekend retreat.
  • Coaching from an Entwine staff member.
  • A national network of lay leaders committed to global Jewish causes.


  • Applications are closed. Please be in touch with if you are interested in being considered for the program.
  • Orientation Retreat in Upstate New York: June 9 – 11, 2023
  • Community Reps Term: June 8 – December 31, 2023


  • Alumni in their 20’s & 30’s from the following programs: Insider Trips (international or domestic), Jewish Service Corps Fellowship, Ukraine Volunteers 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)

Meet Entwine’s 2022 Community Reps

Abigail Rubin

Detroit, Michigan

Alexa Lazerow

Boca Raton, Florida

Allison Gorokhovsky

New York, New York

Amy Frieder

Washington, D.C.

Anna D.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anne Prusky

Washington, D.C.

Chloé Laverson

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Levin

Washington, D.C.

Kaela Rothstein

New York, New York

Kendra Kaplan

Solon, Ohio

Melanie Edwards

Seal Beach, California

Michelle Fiks

New York, New York

Miranda Lapides

New York, New York

Nora Shvartsberg

Staten Island, New York

Pearleen Lederman

Aventura, Florida

Shoshana Weiner

Cambridge, Massachusetts