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Groups Archives: Detroit Staff

Ari Cohen

Ari Cohen   Program Coordinator, Hazon Detroit

Ari’s passion for the environment began at a young age and has been a central focus in his life. He cultivated this passion during his time at The University of Michigan where he received an environmental sciences B.S. degree. While in Ann Arbor, Ari was fortunate to spend time with the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and the Erb Institute Undergraduate Fellows Program. Born and raised in SE Michigan, Ari enjoys growing a summer garden and spending time exploring Michigan’s outdoors. He is excited to be part of a team working to integrate environmental education and stewardship into Jewish life in Southeast Michigan and to work in support of environmental justice.

Detroit, MI | ari.cohen@hazon.org

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Julia Cunnien

Julia Cunnien   Seal of Sustainability Program Manager for Hazon Detroit

Julia is Hazon Detroit’s Seal of Sustainability Program Manager and is excited to help put more gardens and other sustainable projects into action. Julia fell into a relationship with urban farming during her time as a PeerCorps member (Repair the World’s teen program). She went off to the University of Michigan to obtain an environmental studies degree and then headed straight for Detroit. She had a wonderful experience working as an Americorps VISTA as a Youth Engagement Coordinator and the garden assistant at Yad Ezra. In her free time Julia enjoys reading, yoga, biking, and convincing all her friends to come to Shabbat dinner!

Detroit, MI | (248) 419-9083 | julia.cunnien@hazon.org

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Carly Silverman

Carly Silverman   Education and Program Manager of Hazon Detroit

Carly is the Education and Program Manager for Hazon, working to develop and facilitate immersive outdoor experiences, environmental education and stewardship programming in Detroit. Prior to Hazon, Carly was the Director of Youth Programs at the Peninsula JCC, working to create transformative and engaging camp and afterschool programs. Carly has a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies, concentrating on urban environmental education and environmental justice and is excited to be back in Michigan (her home state) with her wife and two cats, after living in Bay Area, California for 10 years. When not at work, you can find Carly at the climbing gym, learning the banjo, planning her next camping trip, and trying new food.

Detroit, MI | 248.419.9446 | carly.silverman@hazon.org

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Amit Weitzer

Amit Weitzer   Director of Hazon, Detroit

Amit is the Director of Hazon, Detroit and for the past 15 years, Amit has supported collaborative teams committed to cultivating youth leadership and igniting young people to become involved in social and environmental movements. As the Camp Tavor Executive Director, Amit oversaw programs that empower and equip young people and young adults to act on critical social and environmental issues. Amit has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan, focused on youth and community development. Amit lives in Hamtramck, Michigan and loves to spend time hiking, canoeing, picnicking and potlucking with her partner, Evan, her children, Raviv and Lior, and her extraordinary community of friends and family.

Detroit, MI | 248.275.1950 | amit.weitzer@hazon.org

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Hannah Fine

Hannah Fine   Adamah Apprentice

As an Adamah Apprentice, Hannah is excited to get her hands dirty, reestablish a physical connection to the earth, and continue exploring the intersections of food, justice, and Judaism. Hannah comes to the apprenticeship after 3+ years on the Hazon Detroit team where she also served as a JOFEE (Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Education) Fellow. A transplant to Detroit from the suburbs, Hannah is energized and inspired by the city’s deep sense of community, especially as it relates to building resilience around food and land. She is excited to bring that with her to Adamah.
Hannah enjoys wandering, pondering, and incomplete rhyme schemes.

Falls Village, CT | hannah.fine@hazon.org

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