We are a multi-generational, multi-racial Jewish community of activists, organizers, and professionals united in our shared vision of what this country can be, and the role our community must play in achieving it.


Rachel Ackoff

Rachel Ackoff

Deputy Field Director

Rachel Ackoff is the Deputy Field Director at Bend the Arc where she mobilizes the American Jewish community to create a more just, fair, compassionate America. She previously served as Senior Organizer at American Jewish World Service where she mobilized... Read more

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Adina Alpert

Adina Alpert

Selah Program Manager

Adina Alpert is the Program Manager for Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program, which transforms and connects Jewish leaders and organizations to build a powerful social justice sector. In her previous role supporting CEO Stosh Cotler, she managed several internal... Read more

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Andrea Anderson

Andrea Anderson

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Andrea Anderson joined Bend the Arc in 2017 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. Andrea supports the leadership of Bend the Arc's CEO, Stosh Cotler, and is also a member of the Development Team, working on various projects including... Read more

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Graie Barasch Hagans

Graie Barasch Hagans

National Organizer and Training Coordinator

Graie Barasch Hagans is the National Organizer and Training Coordinator at Bend the Arc where he helps American Jews discover their own capacity to build a better and more beautiful world.  He holds a MPP from Rutgers University and serves... Read more

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Jamie Beran

Jamie Beran

Chief of Staff

Jamie Beran is the Chief of Staff at Bend the Arc. As a member of the Executive Team, her work is focused on managing the program and field staff and holding the organization to high standards of internal management, planning,... Read more

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Aryeh Cohen

Aryeh Cohen

Rabbi-in-Residence

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Ph.D. is the part-time Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc in Southern California. A long-time social justice activist — with a specific interest in economic justice, criminal justice reform, and articulating the theory and practice of Jewish social... Read more

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Tom Corcoran

Tom Corcoran

Digital Associate

As Digital Associate, Tom helps engage Bend the Arc's community through social media and online engagement. Read more

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Stosh Cotler

Stosh Cotler

Chief Executive Officer

Stosh Cotler is the Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc. Ms. Cotler has twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements. The Jewish Daily Forward featured Ms. Cotler in the... Read more

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Leili Davari-Bitton

Leili Davari-Bitton

Regional Organizer, Bay Area

Leili Davari-Bitton joins the Bend the Arc team as Bay Area Regional Organizer. As a Mexican/Iranian, hailing from El Paso, TX, Leili spent the last six years in Los Angeles where she first got involved with Bend the Arc as... Read more

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Milicent Dranoff

Milicent Dranoff

Development Associate

Milicent Dranoff joined the Development team at Bend the Arc in October 2015. She oversees all gift processing, donor acknowledgement and database maintenance, as well as stewardship of lower-level donors. Mil has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis... Read more

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Cory Fischer

Cory Fischer

Communications Director

Cory Fischer is the Communications Director for Bend the Arc, where he leads the communications team in telling our story. He joined the staff of the Progressive Jewish Alliance in February 2010 as their first Communications Director.Cory previously worked in... Read more

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Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore

HR Director and Office Manager

Amanda Gilmore is the Human Resources Director and Office Manager at Bend the Arc, where she provides support to Bend the Arc's staff and the organization's operations as a whole. Prior to joining Bend the Arc, Amanda has worked as... Read more

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Arielle Gingold

Arielle Gingold

Deputy Washington Director

Arielle Gingold joined Bend the Arc in 2013. In her capacity as Deputy Washington Director, Arielle represents the organization on Capitol Hill, to the Administration and in diverse coalitions on issues ranging from voting rights to immigration reform to promoting... Read more

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Kayla Glick

Kayla Glick

Field and Digital Organizer

Kayla is the Field and Digital Organizer at Bend the Arc, where she supports the leadership and campaigns of the New York Chapter as well as local communications efforts for Bend the Arc's growing national grassroots network. Before joining Bend... Read more

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Becca Israel

Becca Israel

Development Officer

Becca Israel joined Bend the Arc in 2017 as the Development Officer. Seven years ago they participated in Bend the Arc's Jeremiah Fellowship for young leaders in the Bay Area and have remained actively engaged with the organization since. Prior... Read more

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Jason Kimelman-Block

Jason Kimelman-Block

Washington Director

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block is the Washington Director of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, where he works to bring the voices of progressive American Jews into the halls of power in Washington, DC. He previously served as Bend the Arc's Rabbi-in-Residence... Read more

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Anjuli Kronheim Katz

Anjuli Kronheim Katz

Regional Organizer, Southern California

Anjuli Kronheim Katz, Bend the Arc's Regional Organizer in Southern California, spent three and a half years at California Common Cause as the Los Angeles Organizer. There, she focused on campaigns around voting rights, campaign finance reform and ethics. She... Read more

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Mickey Lambert

Mickey Lambert

Deputy Director of Development

Mickey is Bend the Arc's Deputy Director of Development. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing relationships with foundations and other institutional funders to secure ongoing support for Bend the Arc's work. Mickey brings nearly 15 years of experience... Read more

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Tracy Lin

Tracy Lin

Controller

Tracy Lin, Controller, helps oversee the finances of Bend the Arc. She studied accounting at Baruch College and has held jobs in accounting since her freshman year. Tracy loves working at Bend the Arc because everyone is so welcoming and... Read more

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Jonathan Lipman

Jonathan Lipman

Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan Lipman is the Chief Strategy Officer for Bend the Arc, where he oversees all of the direct impact work of the organization through advocacy, communication and organizing.Jonathan has nearly two decades of experience in the political arena. Prior to... Read more

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Susan Lubeck

Susan Lubeck

National Field Director

Susan Lubeck became National Field Director in 2016, after serving for six years as Bay Area Regional Director. During her tenure, the Bay Area developed a deep bench of volunteer leaders; contributed to significant victories with key partners in tax... Read more

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Mark Mildner

Mark Mildner

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Bend the Arc, Mark Mildner has overall responsibility for all financial aspects of the organization. His responsibilities also include oversight of human resources and office service functions. He brings over 25 years of financial experience... Read more

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Derek Pugh

Derek Pugh

PAC Director

As the Director of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC, Derek identifies federally elected officials and candidates who are in the best position to champion Bend the Arc: Jewish Action’s legislative agenda and maximizes the PAC’s resources to support those... Read more

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Michelle Reyf

Michelle Reyf

Senior Digital Organizer

Michelle Reyf is the Senior Digital Organizer at Bend the Arc, where she helps mobilize Bend the Arc's growing base using the Internet.Michelle is a digital storyteller, trainer, and coach who previously helped launch and grow Groundswell, a multifaith distributed... Read more

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Ava Shapiro

Ava Shapiro

Director of Development

Ava Shapiro joined Bend the Arc in 2015 as a Senior Development Officer, working with individual donors east of the Mississippi. Ava has worked in development and with nonprofit Boards for both international and domestic social justice organizations based in... Read more

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Max Socol

Max Socol

National Organizer

Max Socol is a National Organizer with Bend the Arc, supporting chapters and affiliates primarily in the South.Since graduating from St. John’s College, Max has pursued intersecting passions for social justice and Jewish life — as a Jewish educator, a... Read more

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Carrie Sterns

Carrie Sterns

Jeremiah Fellowship Director

Carrie Sterns has been active in social justice leadership programs since high school, and is passionate about the power young people have to change the world. She began her social justice journey as a participant in a Dismantling Oppression Youth... Read more

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Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Board Chair

Mamie Kanfer Stewart is the Founder and CEO of Starling, an early stage venture developing software that enables greater team alignment. Previously, she served as Director of WOWV during which she consulted with non-profit organizations on staffing and strategic planning.... Read more


eli Kasargod-Staub

eli Kasargod-Staub

Deputy Director of Research

Eli Staub is deputy director of research at the Service Employees International Union, where he has worked as a campaigner and strategist since 2004. He has helped build a wide range of independent Jewish organizations, including serving on the board... Read more


Felicia Sol

Felicia Sol

Born in 1971, Rabbi Sol was raised in Connecticut. Following her graduation from Tufts University, where she received a BA in Developmental Psychology and Education she received an MA degree in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education... Read more


Howard Welinsky

Howard Welinsky

Howard Welinsky has been a long time advocate to support Higher Education in California, co-founded the California Coalition for Public Higher Education. Howard served for 11 years on the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Howard, Chair of Democrats for Israel, Los... Read more


Marc Baum

Marc Baum

Prior to joining Serengeti, Marc Baum was the General Counsel and a Partner of Offit Capital Advisors and a member of the firm's Investment Committee. From 2005-2009, Marc was a Managing Director, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for... Read more


Tonda Case

Tonda Case

Tonda Case is an Afro-American/Black Jewish Woman, strategic thinker, writer, activist and educator. As a Senior Advisor with Amazon Connections, she uses performance metrics to create strategies that help develop highly engaged, dynamic leaders across Amazon's network in North America.... Read more


Liz Dunst

Liz Dunst

Liz Dunst is a long-time member of Temple Sinai, DC, where she served on the Board for many years, was the President of the Temple, and has just returned as the Treasurer of the Congregation. Liz served as the Chair... Read more


Julie Fernandes

Julie Fernandes

Julie Fernandes is the Advocacy Director for Voting Rights and Democracy at the Open Society Foundations where she works to influence public policy in support of the protection of civil and human rights in the United States. Prior to her... Read more


Shayna Gelender

Shayna Gelender

Shayna is the Managing Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California where she ensures that staff, board, and volunteers are effectively trained, supervised, and supported such that they consistently produce high-quality work to advance civil liberties... Read more


Susan Goldberg

Susan Goldberg

Rabbi Susan Goldberg came to Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown in 2013. A fourth-generation Angeleno, she is thrilled to continue her focus on renewing LA's east-side Jewish community to help it once again be an active part of the multicultural... Read more


Phyllis Goldman

Phyllis Goldman

Phyllis Teicher Goldman has dedicated both her professional career and volunteer work to helping organizations in the social justice and human rights sectors. In her current role as a principal of G&S Consulting she assists organizations to achieve sustainable growth... Read more


Michael Kuhn

Michael Kuhn

Michael Kuhn was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1935. He obtained his B.S and C.P.A from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana Illinois. Michael moved to Dallas, Texas in 1961 to form a C.P.A. firm and later became President of... Read more


Yavilah McCoy

Yavilah McCoy

Yavilah McCoy is the CEO of the international diversity consulting group, VISIONS Inc. in Boston. She is an educator, activist and spiritual teacher who has worked extensively within multi-faith communities to increase racial justice and expand equity and inclusion. Yavilah... Read more


Paulette Meyer

Paulette Meyer

Paulette has worked in the progressive movement for more than three decades on women's rights, human rights, civic engagement, economic development, and philanthropy. She has held positions in foundations and nonprofit organizations, had a philanthropic consulting practice, and served on... Read more


Sydney Mintz

Sydney Mintz

Rabbi Sydney Mintz was ordained in 1997 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where she progressed through the Jerusalem, Los Angeles and New York campuses. Rabbi Mintz has served on the Reform Movement's Commission on Social Action, the... Read more


Sue Reinhold

Sue Reinhold

Sue Reinhold, Ph.D. is a social entrepreneur who founded North Berkeley Investment Partners, an independent investment advisory firm in Berkeley, California. North Berkeley grew from its founding in 2005 to 250 clients with $275M assets under management in 2016. At... Read more


Stephen Rohde

Stephen Rohde

Stephen Rohde is a constitutional lawyer, lecturer, writer and political activist. He is the former Chair of Bend the Arc, Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, a founder and current Vice-Chair of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and... Read more


Andrea Rubenstein

Andrea Rubenstein

Andrea Rubenstein lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She joined the Board of Bend the Arc as a representative of one of its first two affiliates, Jewish Community Action. Founded in 1995, JCA was conceived from the tradition of Jewish involvement in... Read more


Terry Winograd

Terry Winograd

Terry Winograd has recently become Professor Emeritus in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. During his 40 years of teaching and research he created and directed the Human-Computer Interaction Group and the teaching and research program in Human-Computer Interaction... Read more