Bay Area

Karen Ben-Moshe

I am a native New Yorker who has called the Bay Area home for over six years. As a life-long feminist, my commitment to social justice began with a passion for promoting reproductive rights. As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), I was active in the school community, including organizing Take Back the Night events attended by 100s of students.

Rabbi Mike Rothbaum

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum serves as Rabbi/Educator at Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, CA, and lives with his partner, Yiddish singer Anthony Russell, in Oakland. Rabbi Mike has received accolades for his achievements in religious school, B'nai Mitzvah, Youth Group, and Camp settings.  He has also done extensive work with faith-based social justice organizations, including Bend the Arc and JFREJ. Last summer, he joined a rabbinic delegation to Ghana, sponsored by AJWS.

Andy Katz

Andy Katz is an attorney advocating for workers’ and civil rights, public health, and protecting the environment. He was elected to the East Bay Municipal Utility District in 2006, representing Ward 4, which includes Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, and North Oakland. He currently serves as EBMUD Board President. Prior to his election to the EBMUD Board, he served for five years as a member of the city of Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board.

Angel Alvarez-Mapp

Angel Alvarez-Mapp is the Executive Director of Congregation Beth Sholom (CBS). Angel has been an active, long time congregant, studied for conversion with Rabbis Lew and Richmond.
Angel is a seasoned non-profit professional who has provided strong leadership and strategic direction to organizations for more than nine years, with extensive experience in the development of comprehensive strategic plans, capital campaigns, and communication/marketing plans.

Jeff Tiell

Jeff Tiell joined the Jim Joseph Foundation as a Program Associate in January, 2015. In this role, he assists grantees through the grant making process and provides grantee support in creating opportunities for meaningful Jewish learning across the country.

Women, Leadership, and the Future of Care

The domestic worker’s movement is led by domestic workers and has had a number of incredible victories in the last few years. Bend the Arc has been honored to participate in supporting passage of the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and in regulatory changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act – from which domestic workers were excluded since 1938.  Join us to celebrate the book release and book talk by movement leader Ai-jen Poo. RSVP here