Essie Shachar-Hill

Essie Shachar-Hill is the Chicago education and training manager for Keshet, the national organization working for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. Essie is a graduate of the Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. They have a passion for group facilitation and creating radically inclusive spaces, and much of their work involves training Jewish institutions to be more inclusive. Previously, Essie worked for a Chicago-area girls’ empowerment organization that helped underserved populations build resilience, healthy life habits and leadership, as well as worked in Michigan facilitating after-school groups for middle and high school students. Before pursuing their MSW, Essie was a corps member in AVODAH: the Jewish Service Corps. They currently facilitate a monthly group for trans and nonbinary Jewish teens through Moving Traditions.


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