Jill Aschkenasy founded Our Closet in 2011 after seeing a need for easily accessible services providing clothing to community members in need. Her leadership has taken Our Closet from simply an idea to a constantly expanding successful network of clothing pop up shops throughout the city. Our Closet is currently in the process of merging with the Jewish Family and Childrens Service of Greater Philadelphia, a Federation agency. Our Closet will soon be known as our Our Closet powered by JFCS. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin at Madison and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. Prior to her role with Our Closet, she was an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at the People’s Emergency Center and Jewish Family and Children's Service. She lives in Haverford, PA with her husband, Paul, and their four children.
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