Minna Scherlinder Morse, Executive Director
Minna Scherlinder Morse comes to the role of Executive Director with a background in nonprofit management, and specifically with efforts to engage the Jewish community in broader social change. She was the founding Director of AVODAH-DC, the first expansion site of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, a one-year program for Jews in their twenties that combines antipoverty work; group living; activist training; and Jewish learning. In addition to her development and oversight of the local program, she successfully raised funds from foundations and individuals, and launched the DC site's--and the national organization's--first annual event. Minna also served as a founding board member of Jews United for Justice, where she spearheaded the annual Labor on the Bima project, and as strategic planning chair and an executive committee member of the Jewish Multiracial Network. Most recently, Minna served as a Career Advisor to film and journalism students in American University's School of Communication. She spent the first decade of her career as a magazine researcher, writer and editor at Smithsonian magazine.