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 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 [email protected] Close

Jessica Izes Summer Intern

As an intern at Challah for Hunger, Jessica is excited to learn more about the non-profit world and how she can make a difference in her community. A Junior at Temple University, Jessica is studying Human Development and Community Engagement. She has volunteered with Challah for Hunger in the past and is looking forward to learning more about the organization. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and baking. Email Jessica at [email protected]
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Loren Shatten Chief Operating Officer

COO 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 [email protected].   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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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