Jenna (she/her pronouns) is thrilled to be the Jewish Enrichment Center's Operations Director. A graduate of Agnes Scott College and Northeastern University School of Law, Jenna has been lucky enough to work in various capacities, including as an immigration lawyer, camp counselor, and Avodah program director. In her spare time Jenna can be found exploring the world around her, singing nigunim, and tending her garden.
Mayim (any pronouns) is very excited to be an Administrative Assistant for the Jewish Enrichment Center. Having grown up in Michigan, they moved to Chicago for college and have a BA in both Theatre and Gender Studies from the University of Chicago. Mayim has worked in many different capacities, most recently as a nanny and a compliance specialist. Mayim can often be found working with textiles, spending time with their cats, and contributing to the Jewish community of Hyde Park and greater Chicago.
Maisie grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. In the spring of 2020, she graduated from Smith College with a degree in Sociology and Mathematics. One of her favorite aspects of her life at Smith was being a part of the Jewish student community where she often helped lead Shabbat services or songs. Maisie has taught Hebrew school at her local synagogue and has been a teacher at a homeschooling community program, and is now thrilled to be joining the Enrichment Center team. In her free time, she loves to draw, spend time with animals (dogs and hamsters are her favorite), and cook delicious food for herself and her friends.
Emily (Morah Leah Channah) is so excited to join the Jewish Enrichment Center team! Emily is teaching the Anafim v’Alonim kvutzah (4th&5th Grade), and advising the Youth Group! Emily graduated from Macalester College in 2018 with a BA in History and Religious studies. Since then, Emily has been working seasonally as an Outdoor Jewish Educator at Teva, Ramah in the Rockies, and in communities in the Greater Boston area. You can find Emily singing and swimming at the Promontory Point, and building ritual and community at the Moishe House in Hyde Park.
Baci is joining the Jewish Enrichment Center as an Educator, with a special focus on yetzirah (art/creativity). They grew up in Riverdale, NY and have spent years making art, learning Torah, and playing with children. After studying Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, Baci spent a year and a half studying at Hadar, an egalitarian yeshiva in New York. For the past two years, Baci has been working as a nanny for a family of four children outside Philadelphia. They are thrilled to be back in Hyde Park, swimming at the Point and shaping ritual life in the local independent Jewish community.