Our advisors are seasoned professionals who are currently working in the Jewish nonprofit sector. They have experience working with early career professionals, and they are reliable and thoughtful. Each is a talented generalist on career issues, and each is committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
Daniel Abramson is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and received his Bachelor of Education degree from York University. As an artist and educator, Daniel is passionate about using the arts as a vehicle for teaching across the disciplines. He has led creative workshops for children and adults in both formal and informal educational settings. Daniel is the science specialist and environmental educator at the Toronto Heschel School. Daniel encourages students to develop their own knowledge and curiosity through careful and scientific observation of the world around us.
Carrie Fischbein Darsky
Currently the Director of Executive Talent Management for Hillel International, Carrie Fischbein Darsky has spent her career developing talent, supervising staff, and building community. The last 8 years were spent leading the professional team at Columbia/Barnard Hillel as Assistant Director. Prior to that Carrie worked at JCCs in NY, NJ, and Florida as a Director, Associate Director, and her favorite role – Camp Director! She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and YU’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She volunteers as a Standards Visitor for the American Camp Association. Carrie, her husband Adam and their kids, Gabrielle and Jacob live in the Greater MetroWest area of New Jersey.
Julie Finkelstein is the Director of Leadership Development at the Foundation for Jewish Camp where she supports Jewish camps and their leaders across North America. Prior to FJC, she was the Associate Director of Slingshot, where she managed a network of next-generation funders, innovative Jewish organizations and entrepreneurs. Previously, Julie was the Assistant Director of Capital Camps, and got her professional start with Hillel: at Maryland Hillel and Hillel International. Julie earned her MBA from the George Washington University as a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Maryland. In between being Jewish Camp’s most enthusiastic ambassador and traveling to places near and far, you can find Julie at her home base in Brooklyn, NY.
Beth M. Mann
Beth Mann is Vice President, Institutional Advancement, of the Jewish Federations of North America. Prior to holding this position, Beth was Associate Vice President, FRD, overseeing all the Development Affinities which serve our communities, and before that, Managing Director of JFNA’s National Women’s Philanthropy. She began her career at JFNA as Director of National Young Leadership. An alumna of the Wexner Heritage Foundation, the Institute for Not-For-Profit Management of Columbia University Business School, and Weiner Educational Center of UJA-Federation of New York, Beth was a practicing attorney prior to her entree into the Jewish communal field.
A tried and true New Yorker, Beth earned her B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.
Aliza Mazor is the Chief Field-Building Officer for UpStart, a national enterprise that partners with innovators to re-design the experience and expression of Jewish life. In this role, Aliza facilitates learning across organizations and spearheads Collaboratory, an annual gathering of innovators. Prior to joining UpStart, Aliza was the Executive Director of Bikkurim: Advancing New Jewish Ideas.
Aliza has also worked as an independent consultant to non-profits and philanthropies in many fields including social entrepreneurship and community development.
A Chicago native, Aliza spent fifteen years living and working in Israel and holds an MSW in Social Welfare Planning from the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She currently lives in New York City.
Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield
As Executive Vice President at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Rachel shapes the vision and strategy, leads the staff, oversees programs and operations, and develops the culture. Rachel is a teacher, writer and speaker—skills honed early as a scholar of literature and developed throughout her career as an educator. Previously, she was Director of Experiential Education at the American Jewish World Service, and the founding director of the Jewish Greening Fellowship. Rachel currently serves on the board and Executive Committee of Girl Be Heard. She was a fellow in the national Selah Leadership Program and is a graduate of the Muehlstein Fellowship for Jewish Professional Leadership and earned her M.A. in Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Bronx, NY with her husband Paul, a psychiatrist, and their teenage children Maayan and Yonah.
Debra Shaffer Seeman
Debra Shaffer Seeman feels blessed to go to work each day as the Network Weaver for Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. A former head of school, Debra brings a depth of experience in nurturing learning communities, building institutions, and network weaving. As an avid teacher of Jewish texts and educational entrepreneur, she has served in a variety of educational settings in Israel and North America including RAVSAK, Pardes Institute, Tal Torah, Melton, Rambam Atlanta Day School, and Yeshiva Atlanta HS. She is a proud graduate of both Mandel Jerusalem Fellows and Harvard University. A mother of four, Debra is married to Professor Don Seeman.
Bradley serves as the executive director of Surprise Lake Camp. Prior to SLC, Bradley served as the director of youth engagement for the Union for Reform Judaism and before that as the director of Brandeis University’s Office of High School Programs. Bradley was ordained at The Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and received a masters degree in Jewish education from the Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Bradley has held fellowships from The Hebrew University, Brandeis University and currently is a Schusterman Fellow. He has experience working with youth, training staff and overseeing camp, travel and residential programs in Israel and North America.
Mordy is Deputy Director of Leading Edge, the Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leadership. As Deputy Director, Mordy oversees program strategy and implementation for this growing startup. Prior to joining Leading Edge, Mordy was Vice President for Programs at Repair the World. There he led and grew a team of 12 staff who implemented Repair's multi-site community-based service programs. As a Wexner Graduate Fellow, he completed an MPA in non-profit management from NYU. Mordy is the winner of the 2015 JPRO Network Young Professional Award and is a Schusterman Fellow. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.