Aviva Levine

Two prominent Jewish organizations in the Valley are bringing new people on board.

Jewish Free Loan has hired Aviva Levine as the organization’s first development and outreach associate. JFL is a nonprofit organization that provides interest-free loans to Jewish Arizonans. Levine’s responsibilities will include administrating community outreach and engagement, as well as educational programing. Levine will also coordinate JFL’s fundraising initiatives.

Levine has worked at multiple Jewish nonprofit organizations, including Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona.

Meanwhile, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix recently brought Kelly Harris onto the NowGen Board as senior development associate. NowGen engages young Jewish adults to “live Jewishly, lead Jewishly and give Jewishly.” Harris plans on expanding the program by developing more social outreach and community initiatives.

“We’re trying to expand what we do beyond just the happy hours and social events that we’ve done,” Harris said. “We’re looking to create a leadership development course for young adults. In addition to that we’re very much focused on philanthropy.”

Harris said NowGen will be hosting events for the rest of the year, including its annual Mazelpalooza, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Dec. 24. JN

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