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Emily Glick   Teva JOFEE Fellow

Emily entered the Hazon community by way of Teva and Isabella Freedman. It was here that she nourished her love of living and working in community, and found ways to tie together her passions of spirituality and social justice. Prior to this life Emily studied Social Thought & Political Economy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A portion of her time in college was spent studying Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Haifa. While in Israel she taught at the Leo Baeck School for Coexistence and led programming at various community centers throughout the city. When she isn’t thinking about driving the Topsy Turvy Bus around the United States, you can find Emily riding her beloved bicycle, dancing, practicing her baritone ukulele, or eating salty foods. Emily is currently residing in Brooklyn.

New York, NY |
Lauren Greenberg   Program Manager

Lauren is the Program Manager for Teva. Prior to joining Hazon, she participated in the Adamah Fellowship and worked in Operations at UBS. Lauren holds a degree in English from Tufts University, and she studied at St Anne’s College at Oxford University as well. She currently lives in Brooklyn, where she is part of the leadership of an independent minyan. Though she has always been interested in conserving resources, it was during Adamah that Lauren became fully aware of the sense of empowerment derived from actively working to reduce waste. This is also her favorite aspect of the Teva curriculum. Outside of Teva, Lauren enjoys running, baking desserts that contain vegetables, and contemporary American fiction.

New York, NY | 212.644.2332 x322 |
Frances Lasday   Teva Lead Program Staff

In her role as Teva Lead Program Staff, Frances is thrilled to be spending her time nerding out over curriculum development and referring to the vast library of books in the Teva office. Frances came to Hazon to live and work on the Topsy Turvy Bus which she did for two summers before settling at Isabella Freedman to work for Teva in the Fall of 2016. Frances graduated from the University of Vermont in May 2016, with a major in Environmental Studies, a minor in Food Systems and a thesis on the possibility of local kosher meat in the state of Vermont. In her free time she enjoys reading, starting knitting projects, general silliness, and getting dirty.

Falls Village, CT |
Elan Margulies   Director of Teva

As the Director of Teva, Elan aims to inspire joy and reverence for the natural world by introducing students to earth-based Jewish traditions and the wonders right outside their door. He has taught ecology at Eden Village Camp, the Student Conservation Association and the Cornell University Naturalist Outreach Program, led hikes in Israel, volunteered in the Kalahari Desert, worked for the US National Park Service, and directed a Jewish educational farm outside Chicago — where he learned that the best way to catch a goat is to run away from it. Before returning to Teva he pursued graduate studies in forest ecology at University of Michigan and The Hebrew University. In his free time, he enjoys finding wild edibles, brewing ginger beer and working with wood and metal.

Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x401 |
Kate Re   Associate Director of Teva

As Associate Director of Teva, Kate works with the team as they bring transformative Jewish nature experiences to early childhood through adult participants. She holds a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and has a professional background in Jewish environmental teaching and management. She is a passionate advocate for all things natural, sustainable, and community oriented.

Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x400 |