Changemakers:Volunteers and Fellows

AJWS's volunteers leverage the work of our grantees around the world and provide an example of the transformation that can be accomplished through service. They change the world daily by giving their time, their labor and their passion for global justice.

Alternative Breaks

  • Heather Abrahamian
  • Chloe Adcock
  • Kitan Akinosho
  • Ryan Akman
  • Stephanie Alabaster
  • Miriam Apter
  • Michael Auerbach
  • Danielle Baer
  • Hannah Bardo
  • Gavi Barnhard
  • Hannah Baron
  • Rachel Baye
  • Benjamin Bennett
  • Jonathan Benrimon
  • Heidi Bercovici
  • Seth Berkman
  • Naomi Bier
  • Mijal Bitton
  • Jeremy Blair
  • Brianna Blumethal-Cohen
  • Anna Bobrow
  • Tuvia Brander
  • Rachel Braun
  • Michelle Bromberg
  • Tali Brown
  • Maya Carmeli
  • Kendra Clymer
  • Pauline Cohen
  • Jacob Cohen
  • Sarit Cohen
  • Yitzchak Cohen
  • Shira Cohen Cabir
  • Chana Cooper
  • David Cross
  • Marina Davydov
  • Andrea Maria de Sa
  • Hallie Dobkin
  • Aliyah Donsky
  • Andrew Dunn
  • Alan Elbaum
  • Ben Ellis
  • Melissa Etehad
  • Hayley Faulkner
  • Rebecca Federman
  • Sophie Felder
  • Marc Fenster
  • Sarah Ferst
  • Jared Fingeret
  • Suzanne Fleishman
  • Benjamin Fortson
  • Meira Freiden
  • Jaclyn French
  • Naomi Friede
  • Rebecca Friedman
  • Hanna Friedman
  • Nachman Friedman
  • Daniel Gal
  • Leanne Gale
  • Kayla Gaon
  • Samuel Gardenswartz
  • Adam Gerber
  • Jennifer Gerson
  • Tamara Glazer
  • Hannah Glinter
  • Rebecca Goldberg
  • Sara Goldberg
  • Rachel Goldrich
  • Hillel Goldstein
  • Melissa Goldstein
  • Devin Golestani
  • Alexander Good
  • Jana Goodbaum
  • Brian Goodman
  • Alexandra Goodman
  • Arielle Gottesman
  • Kelsey Greenberg
  • Peyton Greenside
  • Sharon Grubner
  • Megan Halliday
  • Sloane Heller
  • Jonathan Herman
  • Dahlia Herzog
  • Julianna Hirsch
  • Daniel Hirsty
  • Max Hockley
  • Samantha Hod
  • Yosef Hoffman
  • Gila Hoffman
  • Jessica Huls
  • Adam Hurwitz
  • Tessa Hustead
  • Sarah Iams
  • Eugene Ismailov
  • Jacob Jackson
  • Alice Jaffe
  • Edie Joseph
  • Jack Jrada
  • Heather Kagan
  • Eitan Kagedan
  • Samantha Kahan
  • Anna Kamerow
  • Yishai Kamin
  • Matthew Kann
  • Hannah Kaplan
  • Alexandra Elise Kasdin
  • David Kastelman
  • Eric Katz
  • Rachel Klein
  • Rachel Klepper
  • Niki Kofman
  • Sandra Korn
  • Dana Kouchel
  • Samantha Kraft
  • Steven Krausz
  • Ariella Kristal
  • Joshua Landes
  • Talia Lautman
  • Natalie Lazaroff
  • Jessica Leader
  • Hanna Legator
  • Dena Lehmann
  • Caroline Levine
  • Joseph Levin-Manning
  • Ellen Levitt
  • Brad Lewis
  • Jeremy Lichtman
  • Asher Lipson
  • Joshua Lipson
  • Evelyn Litwinoff
  • Benjamin Locke
  • Jonathan Loewy
  • Natalie Lomayesva
  • Eliana Machefsky
  • Arielle Mallen
  • Zachary Mammon
  • Benjamin Mandel
  • Elizabeth Mandel
  • Miranda Margowsky
  • Hodiah Memes
  • Adam Meyer
  • Morgan Miller
  • Leah Mizrahi
  • Raisa Monroe-Yavneh
  • Ezra Moses
  • Shira Moskowitz
  • Justine Navid
  • Adam Neuman
  • Chanan Niss
  • Oren Ofer
  • Katarina Ost
  • Phillip Perl
  • Maya Petashnick
  • Benjamin Pomper
  • Jacob Portman
  • Jesse Rabinowitz
  • Meghan Radler
  • Jessica Rardin
  • Sheba Rasson
  • Dana Remer
  • Elana Resnick
  • Dahlia Rimmon
  • Maya Rinat
  • Allie Robertson
  • Ari Rosenberg
  • Danielle Rosh
  • Cameron Rotblat
  • Joshua Rubin
  • Courtney Rubin
  • Alli Sarfarti
  • Leah Sarna
  • Joshua Satok
  • Jessica Scheer
  • Abigail Schiff
  • Yair Schiff
  • Sara Schild
  • Emily Schlussel
  • Abigail Schoenberg
  • Yaron Schwartz
  • Joshua Schwartz
  • Maya Schwayder
  • Jessica Schwimmer
  • Arielle Segal
  • Tamara Senders
  • Samantha Shabman
  • Aaron Shapiro
  • Annie Shapiro
  • Yuliya Shteynberg
  • Sarah Siegel
  • Andrew Simon
  • Oscar Sinclair
  • Rose Snyder
  • Natalie Sperber
  • Aviva Stavsky
  • Stephen Stolzenberg
  • Sarmara Strub
  • Elliot Tanzman
  • Jonathan Teitelbaum
  • Shira Telushkin
  • Hilary Thomson
  • Rebekah Thornhill
  • Boris Tizenberg
  • Matthew Uhlmann
  • Audrey Varner
  • Arielle Vogelstein
  • David Wagner
  • Nicole Waldston
  • Pauline Walter
  • Daniel Weinblatt
  • Scott Weinreb
  • Adam Weiss
  • Corissa Wennerlind
  • Jordada Wernick
  • Taylor Widawski
  • Ketter Wiessman
  • Molly Wyant
  • Allison Yaros
  • Josh Yudkin
  • Perla Zabner
  • Hadar Zemah
  • Maya Zinkow
  • Hillel Staff
  • Noam Aricha
  • Cara Behneman
  • Robert Beiser
  • Jared Blackstone
  • Jerome Blau
  • Marni Blitz
  • Megan Doherty
  • Ahron Glazer
  • Tanya Gutsol
  • Naftali Hermann
  • Andrew Kastner
  • Sheila Katz
  • Deena Klein
  • Sharona Kramer
  • Elyse Kumer
  • Kelly Mizraji
  • Leah Newman
  • Jaime Reich
  • Anna Resnick
  • Dena Shaffer
  • Joshua Teplitsky

Volunteer Corps

  • Stefanie Allweiss
  • Michael Allweiss
  • Daniela Amodei
  • Ada Aroneanu
  • Erin Binder
  • Judith Blumberg
  • Terry Bookman
  • Marta Bornstein
  • Joseph Carroll
  • Mark Conley
  • Natalie Draisin
  • David Ettl
  • Deborah Fogel
  • Marc Fogel
  • Alea Lauren Gage
  • Lawrence Harris Goldberg
  • Robert Haas
  • Dorit Heimer
  • Jay Hessey
  • Cynthia Rae Hirsch
  • Todd Holzman
  • terry holzman
  • Jill Hurst
  • Matthew Kaplan
  • Pamela Kidron
  • Barbara Lehmann
  • Erica Lehrer
  • Julia Kohn
  • Jonathan Lerner
  • Meredith Linsky
  • Frank Lipson
  • Paulette Lipton
  • Anu-Raga Mahalingashetty
  • Noa Mandel
  • Adam Mann
  • Nicole Marshall
  • Carol Miller
  • Joanna Morgan
  • Erin Pressman
  • Robert Rackleff
  • Audrey Rothstein
  • Barbara Sahagan
  • Linda Samuels
  • Charlotte Bennett Schoen
  • Karen Sobel
  • Florence Wagner
  • David Wagner
  • Emma Wallerstein
  • Joshua Weisstuch
  • Thelma Williams
  • Lawrence Williams
  • Shira Zar-Kessler

Volunteer Summer

  • Gila Akselrad
  • Ariel Amaru
  • Jenna Bazelon
  • Liba Blumberger
  • Sarah Brown
  • Tamara Cher
  • Almog Cohen
  • Alexandra Corwin
  • Alexander Dagi
  • Emily Eibl
  • Malka Elkin
  • Leah Feiger
  • Gali Firstenberg
  • Richard Frank
  • Abigail Gavens
  • Sasha Gayle-Schneider
  • Max Gering
  • Joseph Gettinger
  • Elinor Goldhar
  • Irena Goldstein
  • Leigh Goldstein
  • Michelle Gross
  • Rachel Harris
  • Elizabeth Heifetz
  • Sarah Hodin
  • Julia Jerusalmi
  • Lauren Karon
  • Emma Kibort-Crocker
  • Elana Lehrer
  • Gabriella Lewin
  • Rachel LeWitt
  • Jennifer Mandelbaum
  • Rachel Mandelbaum
  • Brielle Mayberg
  • Benjamin Meyer
  • Jenna Meyer
  • Loren Miller
  • Isabel Parilis
  • Hannah Parzen
  • Sarah Pollack
  • Brittany Rittger
  • Harry Rockower
  • Joshua Rothstein
  • Rachel Salomon
  • Isaac Sanstad
  • Amy Schmidt
  • Sarah Schrag
  • Rachel Schwartz
  • Rosalie Shays
  • Maya Shpancer
  • Daphna Spivack
  • Noah Stack
  • Michael Stiebel
  • Jordan Sucher
  • Deena Tamaroff
  • Yonah Tor
  • Harris Weisz
  • Aviela Weltman
  • Allison Yaros
  • Rebecca Zemel
  • Kia Zivari

World Partners Fellowship

  • Mikhail Clebaner
  • Matthew Cohen-Price
  • Justine Dowden
  • Raina Fox
  • Adva Gadoth-Goodman
  • Aliza Grossberg
  • Sophia Manuel
  • Lauren Nelson
  • Ariella Pasackow
  • Simon Rosen
  • Abigail Russo
  • Rebecca Stern

Rabbinical Students' Delegation

  • Rabbi Danny NevinsScholar in Residence
  • Rabbi Dov LinzerScholar in Residence
  • Faigy Abdelhak
  • Eliezer Bercuson
  • Rabbi Erin Boxt
  • Gila Cohen
  • Rabbi Michael Campeas Cohen
  • Tamara Cohen
  • Nathan DeGroot
  • Jordan Helfman
  • Sarit Horwitz
  • Jodie Gordon
  • Hanniel Levenson
  • Rabbi Diana Miller
  • Shuli Passow
  • Rabbi Joshua Rabin
  • Sara Ronis
  • Arielle Rosenberg
  • Jessica Huettner Rosenthal
  • Margalit Rosenthal
  • Rachel Rosenthal
  • Rabbi David Goldberg Russo
  • Andrew Scheer
  • Aaron Shub
  • Jeremy Simons
  • Bethany Boyd Slater
  • Marci Soifer
  • James Taber
  • David Vaisberg
  • Ruthie Warshenbrot

Young Rabbis' Delegation

  • Rabbi David Adelson
  • Rabbi William Berkovitz
  • Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton
  • Rabbi Anne Ebersman
  • Rabbi Michael Goldman
  • Rabbi Daniel Isaacson
  • Rabbi Zoe Klein
  • Rabbi Robert Scheinberg
  • Rabbi Suzanne Singer
  • Rabbi Marc Soloway
  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer
  • Rabbi Gideon Sylvester
  • Rabbi Taron Tachman
  • Rabbi Eric Yanoff
  • Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman
  • Rabbi Scott Slarskey

Group Leaders

  • Ari Brochin
  • Rachel Leya Davidson
  • Chanel Dubofsky
  • Adam Esrig
  • Sara Frame
  • Lom Friedman
  • Julie Gersten
  • Rachel Gordon
  • Josh Jacobs
  • Adam Klein
  • Anna Levy
  • Aaron Mandel
  • Adrian Sackson
  • Inbal Samin
  • Jessica Schaffer
  • Baruch Schwadron
  • Justin Shear
  • Pesach Stadlin
  • Shana Starobin
  • Rebecca Weinstock
  • Casey Yurow
  • David Avruch
  • Shira Arcus
  • Jon Elkin
  • Vanessa Greenfield
  • Josh Jacobs
  • Leah Schechter
  • Tamara Shapiro
  • Marci Soifer

Dvar Tzedek Fellows

  • Shira Fischer
  • Rabbi Wendi Geffen
  • Liel Leibovitz
  • Dani Passow
  • Adina Roth
  • Sigal Samuel
  • David Singer
  • Jimmy Taber
  • Rachel Travis

Kol Tzedek Fellows

  • David Fainsilber
  • Adam Greenwald
  • Leah Jordan
  • Dan Kaiman
  • Aaron Lerner
  • Marci Soifer
  • David Spinrad
  • Rachel Rosenthal
About AJWS

Inspired by Judaism's commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

About this report

This is a Web-only annual report. No paper, period! This change saved AJWS thousands of dollars that we can now spend fighting poverty and defending human rights. Going online also saved 30 tons of wood and 206,173 gallons of water. It prevented 18,575 lbs of greenhouse gases from polluting our air and kept 23,443 lbs of solid waste out of our landfills! Now that's savings we're proud of.