Founder of at the well
Sarah is the passionate Founder of At The Well. She has been a student of sociology and holistic medicine, a national champion athlete, an instructor of yoga and mindfulness, and a passionate member of the Jewish community. All these experiences gave her a deep understanding of the power that comes from being in a supportive community, feeling connected to your spirituality, and have a real understanding of your cycle. At The Well was created out of love; it is a place to be witnessed, and to witness others, to share, to learn, and a place to connect Jewish heritage to everyday life. After being selected for a leadership fellowship, Sarah launched At The Well with Moishe House as her fiscal sponsor.
Chief of Digital & CONTENT
Writer, challah dealer, and master of the internets, Sarah works on At The Well’s brand voice and digital strategy. This includes writing very long Instagram captions, using sassy hashtags, and sneaking pictures of her cat into our Instagram stories.
Web master & Designer
Digital marketer, community builder, mac n cheese enthusiast, Rachel maintains At The Well's website and creates graphics for use across all digital channels.
Producer, Event & Video
Hannah Roodman is a Brooklyn-based artist, filmmaker, and experience designer currently pursuing her masters in TransDisciplinary Design at The New School. Hannah has produced projects for Malala Fund, UNICEF, Alicia Keys' Foundation and more. Hannah's greatest joy is bringing people together for deep, spiritual connection, so it was her dream come true to produce At The Well's inaugural Timbrel summit.
As the former San Francisco AIPAC Director and Regional Director for AJC, Sarah Persitz is an experienced fundraiser, public speaker, community organizer, facilitator, and strategist on all aspects of community and organizational building and development. After a decade of service as an innovative intrapreneur within advocacy organizations and transitioning to entrepreneurship in tech, she now helps guide organizations through strategic planning processes, resource development strategy and implementation, program design and strategic communications.
Rabbinic & Jewish Education Advisors
Hadar is a feminist artist, writer, dancer and poet based in Oakland, CA. She is the founder of Pivot to Bloom, an organization partnering with tech companies on gender issues. She currently is the Regional West Coast Jewish Educator with Moishe House, and a Talmud Educator with Svara.
Rabbi Sara Brandes
Executive Director at the Or HaLev: Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation, Rabbi Sara Brandes has worked to build spaces where Judaism is felt deeply for as long as she can remember. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary and a lifetime spiritual seeker, she is author of the book Magical World: Stories, Reflections, Poems, and a past California Director for the organization Moving Traditions. She lives on Kibbutz Hannaton with her partner Hyim and their two children, Michal and Gavi. In the summers, you’ll find her at Camp Alonim as Rabbi‐in‐Residence.
Tamar Remz is on the senior leadership team of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), taking a role in strategy, grant making, and partnerships. She is advising At The Well on developing revenue streams and Jewish philanthropic funding. Tamar is also a Board member and co-chair of the International Council of Moishe House and a trustee of Educational Alliance in New York City.
Ellie is the CEO of MNDFL, as well as a certified personal development coach and writer. After serving as an executive in the film business for a number of years, she chose to pursue mindfulness in a more meaningful way. She received her Certificate in Coaching from NYU, and shortly thereafter, hatched the idea for MNDFL with co-founder Lodro Rinzler. All of her work has a common thread: the use of ancient teachings in a contemporary context to inspire compassion, confidence and consciousness.
Sophia is an executive coach for social entrepreneurs, working with founders and funders in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv from her home base in Israel's capital. Through her work, Sophia supports the transformation of visionaries into CEOs, ideators into teams, and ideas into strategy. Sophia is equally passionate about scaling spiritual abundance, which she does through Kundalini yoga; her High Holidays project, Evenings of Awe (which was inspired by Sarah herself!); frequent hosting all over the world; and supporting the team of At The Well!
Founder & CEO, Xukuma, LLC
In Somali, the word xukuma [hoo.koo.ma] means “life the way you want it to be.” After 25 years of working with leading institutions, inspiring leaders and exciting start-ups, in and out of the non-profit sector, Jenn founded Xukuma, LLC to pursue her “xukuma” and work with for-impact organizations to help them capture their own. Jenn believes in authentic and honest advising with humility and respect, from a position of on-the-ground experience. In this manner, she partners with leaders to increase their capacity to drive organizational effectiveness. Prior to founding Xukuma, Jenn held leadership roles in national and international organizations including Outward Bound, SeaChange Capital Partners, and Birthright Israel Foundation. A former producer for ABC News, Jenn lives in NYC with her husband and two sons.