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

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

Shai Zimmerman - Summer Intern

Community Programming Intern. Bio coming soon. Close

Arielle Pearlman Summer Intern

Campus Hunger Project Intern, bio coming soon. Close