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Matt Green is the Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, in which capacity he also directs the Brooklyn Jews community. A native Michigander, Matt graduated from the University of Michigan, with a degree in History. He stayed in Ann Arbor as a Berman Fellow at Michigan Hillel before entering rabbinical school. In 2015, Matt won the Be Wise Entrepreneurship Competition at HUC-JIR for his project, The Grindr Shabbat Initiative, wherein he applied the popular dating app to Jewish organizing and “queeruv.” Matt lives in Crown Heights.

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Eliza Scheffler is the Rabbinic Intern at CBE and Brooklyn Jews this year. Her soul is bi-coastal, having grown up in Larchmont, NY and living as a young adult in San Francisco, CA. While at Yale University, Eliza earned a B.A. in American studies. After college, she worked in charity evaluation with a focus on global health and development. Eliza is looking forward to her ordination as a Rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on the anticipated date of May 2022. She loves climbing mountains, stocking shelves at the Park Slope Food Coop, and learning Torah from everyone she meets. She lives with her husband in Park Slope.

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Maia Ipp is a writer and co-director of the New Jewish Culture Fellowship. Since 2015 she has lived between Krakow, Berlin, San Francisco, and now New York, working in all those places with Jewish and non-Jewish artists, culture producers, and educators to critically and creatively examine Holocaust legacy and Jewish culture. In 2016-17 she held a research and writing fellowship with the Polish Ministry of Culture and lived in Krakow, where she co-founded Festivalt, a festival of avant-garde Jewish art and ideas. Maia was Associate Director of Creative Writing at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco from 2009-2016. She was part of the team that relaunched the historic leftist magazine Jewish Currents, and now serves as Editor-at-Large. She's a member of the Asylum Arts Network, a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar, and was awarded the Felipe De Alba fellowship for fiction at Columbia University.

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