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This Work is Great

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“This Work is Great” is an Instagram Live series about Jewish professionals who love their jobs. Hosts Erin Fine, Assistant Director of Recruitment & Admissions, and first-year Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management student Carrie Bohn, chat with a new Jewish professional each week. HUC is exceptionally proud of the work our alumni are doing each and every day supporting families, comforting and celebrating, nurturing communities, and leaning in as people are staying home. Learn about all of the amazing things our alumni are doing, and what makes their work great!

Previous Episodes

Logan Zinman Gerber


Episode 11: Logan Zinman Gerber '13

National Campaign Organizer at the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC)
@loganzinmangerber | @theracgram
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Dave Cohn


Episode 10: Dave Cohn '17

Executive Director at USC Hillel
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Sasha Kopp


Episode 9: Sasha Kopp '17

Community Early Childhood and Family Engagement Consultant at The Jewish Education Project
@sbk8688 | @jewished | @fusedglassworksbysasha
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Hilly Haber


Episode 8: Rabbi Hilly Haber '19

Director of Social Justice, Organizing and Education at Central Synagogue in NYC
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Modern Ritual


Episode 7: Rabbi Rena Singer '20

Assistant Rabbi, Temple Sholom, Chicago
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Jeff Stombaugh


Episode 6: Rabbi Jeff Stombaugh '18, MAJE '16

Executive Director, The Well, Detroit
@jeffreystombaugh | @thewelldetroit
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Dusty Klass


Episode 5: Rabbi Dusty Klass '16, MAJE '14

Associate Rabbi, Temple Beth El, Charlotte
@dustyroseklass | @tbeclt
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Matt Dreffin


Episode 4: Rabbi Matt Dreffin '13, MAJE '11

Director of Education, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL)  
@mdreffin | @theisjl
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Sarah DeWoskin


Episode 3: Sarah DeWoskin, EMA '20

Director and Founder of LEV Children's Museum  
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Emily Rothstein


Episode 2: Emily Rothstein '19

Nachshon Project Graduate Fellow at the iCenter  
@ekrothstein |  @the_icenter
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Alex Kress


Episode 1: Rabbi Alex Kress '17

Reform Senior Educator, Hillel at UCLA  
@alexkress | @hillelatucla
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Upcoming Episodes

"This Work is Great" will be back for Season 2 in January!

Get in Touch

For questions about "This Work Is Great," please contact Erin Fine at

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