If I am not for me, who is for me; and if I am (only) for myself, what am I. And if not now, when?”Hillel the Elder
Why J Leaders?
Judaism thrives on strengthening and supporting community. It is imperative to ‘pass the baton’ and engage new generations of Jewish leaders. J Leaders is invested in making this a reality. I am enthusiastic about cultivating young adult leadership through the various programs of J Leaders.
Emily is currently the Director of Care Management at Sourcewise, an organization serving older adults and caregivers in Santa Clara County. Prior to that, Emily was the Director of Health and Social Services at Avenidas Day Health Center. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years. In 2020, she completed the EMERGE Leadership Development Fellowship through Leading Age California. Emily holds a Bachelors degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in Social Work from University of Michigan.
Emily serves on the Board of Directors at Congregation Beth Am. She is a facilitator of Facing Our Truths workshops. This program delves into how we face our truths about race, privilege, power, and the biases that we all hold. She is passionate about promoting inclusion in diverse Jewish spaces.
Originally from metro-Detroit, she has called the Bay Area home for a decade.