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Paul Entis

Paul Entis

Paul Entis, JFE director, is passionate about all things culinary: good food, kitchen gadgets, hosting brunches, ordering artisanal ingredients online, adapting recipes, watching Top Chef, you name it. He’s worked in the nonprofit world for close to 20 years as a fundraiser, event planner, administrator and program director. Paul served as the Site Director for AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps’ DC site and Hillel Director at the University of Southern California and UMass/Amherst. He is interested in food as a social justice issue and volunteers at N Street Village helping prepare a monthly meal for the agency’s clients.

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Merav Levkowitz

Merav Levkowitz

Merav Levkowitz is JFE’s digital content manager and editor and an independent writer, editor and content strategist. The daughter of an Israeli and a Colombian, Merav speaks six languages and has eaten her way around the globe. At any moment, Merav is planning either her next meal or her next trip—or both.

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Jodi Ochstein

Jodi Ochstein

Jodi Ochstein is a social media strategist and owner of Ochstein Strategies. She is a longtime activist and has worked for nonprofit organizations and volunteered for causes for over 10 years. Extremely active in the Jewish community, Jodi has co-founded a Potluck Shabbat group and started a social group for Jewish adults called L’Chaim v’Yayin (To Life and Wine). Her favorite flavor of ice cream is olive oil.

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Linda Kraner

Linda Kraner

As a member of the United Jewish Endowment Fund team at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Linda Kraner is proud to be a part of the founding team of the Jewish Food Experience. Passionate about engaging members of the Jewish community, she has spent her career working on ways to encourage people to take advantage of what the community has to offer. She enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends with new and interesting recipes.