Eileen Levinson is a Los Angeles-based designer & artist. Her work re-imagines Jewish ritual for contemporary audiences. In addition to her projects within the Jewish community, Eileen served as Creative Director with Kin Community, a women’s-focused MCN on YouTube, from the brand’s launch in 2011 until summer 2015. Eileen has an MFA from the program in Graphic Design at CalArts, and BA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Rebecca Missel is an ideator, gatherer and activist. With experience in large nonprofits, Israeli start-ups, synagogues and grassroots organizing, Rebecca brings creativity and passion to everything she does. She has been published in The Forward and holds master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Maryland and in Jewish communal service from Baltimore Hebrew University. A recipient of the Brody Award and a FEREP Fellowship, Rebecca was named to The Jewish Week's 36 Under 36 for her work as president and founder of Jersey Tribe. She lives in Jersey City, NJ with her community.
Sydney Schwartz is a nonprofit operations specialist and problem-solver. Rooted in the tradition of Tikkun Olam, she has worked across the spectrum of nonprofit organizations in international development, peace and conflict resolution, humanitarian aid, refugee aid, and social justice. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Service with a minor in Arab Studies from American University in Washington, DC and a Master’s degree in Law: Dispute and Conflict Resolution with a focus on Middle East / North Africa from University of London: SOAS. In her free time, she continues her study of the Arabic language, cooks and bakes for her family and friends, and as a certified Cicerone, loves exploring new breweries around upstate New York.
Ryn Silverstein is a writer, Kohenet Hebrew Priestess, and facilitator with a creative living practice that's embodied, queer, and ancestrally-rooted. They cultivate longing as a devotional practice, creating space in the everyday for dreaming and enchantment. They have an MA in Cultural Studies from Stony Brook University and a BA in Film Studies from Muhlenberg College.