Elizabeth's 1989 Bat Mitzvah inspired her work with JDC today.
Director of International Relations and Development, Moscow Representative Office, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Elizabeth’s experience in corporate America and involvement in the Jewish community as a professional and lay leader are notable, but it was her 1989 Bat Mitzvah that inspired her work with JDC today. Paired with a young Soviet Jew prohibited from having a bat mitzvah herself, Elizabeth began to understand the challenges of the global Jewish community. Twenty-one years later, she joined JDC in Russia to help a new generation of Russian Jews reclaim their Jewish identity and learn how to lead Jewish communities that are uniquely their own.
Elizabeth started as a JDC Jewish Service Corps fellow and later became the director of International Relations and Development. While a corporate litigator in Chicago, she served as a member of JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet and was active with JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Prior to law school at University of Michigan, she worked in government relations for UJA-Federation of New York and JFNA.