Carly Zimmerman CEO

As a chapter founder and alumna of Challah for Hunger, Carly is honored to lead the community of thousands of challah bakers and change makers.  Carly holds a M.A. in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to Challah for Hunger, Carly worked at the Jewish Life Director at Hillel at Pitt and at Temple University. Carly is a member of the ROI community and Women of Vision, an UpStart trainer for the Tribe 12 Fellowship and Board Chair of Jewish Farm School. She lives and works in Philadelphia with her family. Email Close

Loren Shatten Chief Op. Officer

Loren grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Psychology in 2013.  She served for two years as a Fellow with Repair the World: Philadelphia learning about food and education justice shortcomings in the city, volunteering with a variety of organizations addressing those issues, and facilitating service learning for others engaged in service.  These experiences shaped her understanding of the causes of food insecurity and the obstacles to food sovereignty, leading her to advocate for change and to continue her work for equality and equity. Loren spends her free time running on the Schuylkill River, eating Little Baby's ice cream, and exploring different areas of the city. Email   Close

Eliana Zimet Program Manager

Program Manager. After graduating from Goucher College in 2015 with a degree in English and Peace Studies, Eliana moved to Philadelphia to participate in a year of service with Repair the World: Philadelphia, where she facilitated service learning opportunities in partnership with food justice organizations. Most recently she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the School District of Philadelphia, where she worked to support partnerships between organizations and schools across the city and increase collaboration among partner groups. In her free time, Eliana experiments with vegan cooking, accumulates succulents at an alarming rate, and befriends dogs. Email Close

Jacqui Rosen: LA Teen Coordinator

Los Angeles Teen Coordinator. Jacqui Rosen is a Los Angeles native who is committed to social justice and community involvement.  She has served as a nonprofit consultant, practiced as an attorney for the State of California and worked as a political fundraiser.  She is a member of the Brentwood Community Council.  Jacqui received her B.A from the University of California, Riverside and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Her hobbies include, hiking, baseball, cooking and eating delicious food, especially challah! Email Close

Miriam Lipschutz Program Manager

Miriam grew up in Lexington, MA and received her B.S. in Animal Science at the University of Vermont. During her time at UVM, she took on several leadership positions at her Challah for Hunger chapter and is thrilled to continue her involvement as Program Manager. After UVM, she served as a Food Justice fellow at Repair the World NYC where she mobilized the community to volunteer with food justice partner organizations in Central Brooklyn. In her spare time, Miriam likes to try new fitness classes, bike around the city, and spend time designing her future tiny house on wheels. Close

Francesca Lo Basso Development Associate

A firm believer in the healing powers of storytelling, Francesca has spent more than a decade in the nonprofit and organized labor sectors helping marginalized peoples tell their stories. She is recently returned from London where she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. Before that she worked as a political organizer for a nurses union in Washington, DC, advocating for universal healthcare and patient rights. She is thrilled to be back in her adopted home of Philadelphia where she earned her BA in English and Philosophy from La Salle University. In her spare time she can found hammering away at her computer keyboard trying to pull pretty words out of it and enjoying Lorenzo’s pizza. Email Francesca at Close

Haley Needle Repair the World Fellow

From an early age Haley was instilled with the value of Tikkun Olam (“Repairing the World”) and the importance of service. In high school she became passionate about the intersection of environmental justice and food justice and started an environmental club that created a local community garden. She also spend a summer in BBYO’s Impact DC program learning about food insecurity, homelessness, and advocacy which deeply impacted her and inspired her to further pursue avenues of social change. Haley went to Muhlenberg college and finished her degree at California Institute of Integral Studies where she received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in activism. In her free time she enjoys painting, writing, and dancing. Haley is a 2018-19 Fellow with Repair the World and she is excited to be partnering with Challah for Hunger this year! 
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