Staff

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, Co-Chair of the Tribe 12 Fellowship and Board Chair of Jewish Farm School. She lives and works in Philadelphia with her husband Michael, where she spends most free time on a walk with her two dogs. Email carly@challahforhunger.org Close

Loren Shatten Assistant Director

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 loren@challahforhunger.org. Close

Talia Berday-Sacks Program Manager

Talia discovered Challah for Hunger in her first month of college when she walked into a dough making session. She never looked back. A 2015 graduate of University of Maryland, Talia majored in English, wrote about the symbolism of food in literature in almost all her essays, and spent a semester researching food history at the Smithsonian. Talia lives in Philadelphia and loves exploring - she is currently on a bakery, bookstore, yoga and park tour of the city. Email talia@challahforhunger.org. Close

Nathan Landay Los Angeles Chapter Coordinator

Nathan is originally from Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Biology in 2015.  He first discovered CfH during a college visit and was a founding member of the Occidental Chapter as a first-year.  His favorite part of the organization is how it brings people together to  "bake a difference".  Outside of the office, Nathan can be found outside enjoying the perfect SoCal weather. Email Nathan at nathan@challahforhunger.org Close

Emily Feldman Alumni Engagement Fellow

Emily was born and raised in Connecticut. She is a recent graduate of Binghamton University's School of Management with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. She first discovered Challah for Hunger at Hillel at Binghamton's new student program, FreshFest. After going to the first bake of that semester, she became very involved and never looked back. She loves being involved in Challah for Hunger because she loves being able to create change and truly bake a difference. Emily spends her free time finding new recipes to bake, exploring different beaches and new cultures, reading novels, and spending time with her family, friends and her dog Zoey. Click here to email Emily.  Close

Emily Rothstein LA Teen Coordinator

Emily Rothstein, a New Jersey native, is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a B.S. in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, and certificates in Jewish Studies and Entrepreneurship. Emily started her involvement with Challah for Hunger at UW Hillel as a Freshman. Throughout her four years she held numerous leadership positions including shift manager, events coordinator, and financial intern. In addition to her involvement in Challah for Hunger she also served as a United Nations Foundation Fellow, a URJ Service Corps Fellow and a Nachshon Project Fellow. While working for Challah for Hunger she will also be the Manager of Residential Life and Engagement for Tzedek America, a Jewish social justice gap year program in Los Angeles. Emily is looking to pursue a career in nonprofit management and plans on applying to the dual degree masters program at HUC and USC. Click here to email Emily.  Close

Zoe Braunstein Repair the World Fellow

Zoe grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland and graduated from Oberlin College in the spring of 2016 with a degree in Public Health and minors in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and Comparative American Studies.  She is joining the Challah for Hunger team through a partnership with Repair the World, which is a Jewish national nonprofit committed to social justice through service learning and community building.  Her passion for food justice stems from the disparate health outcomes related to food access that unjust social disparities often create.  In her free time, Zoe enjoys cross stitching and experimenting with spinach-artichoke dip recipes. Email Zoe at zoe.braunstein@werepair.org . Close