Our Team:

JTEC is created and run by six young Jewish women. All of JTEC's founders are alumnae of the 2019-2020 cohort of the Rising Voices Fellowship, a Jewish Feminist leadership and writing program run by the Jewish Women's Archive.

Madeline Canfield

Madeline (she/her) is a first-year student at Brown University from Houston, TX. She is deeply devoted to social justice activism, with an emphasis on climate justice: she is a co-founder of Houston Youth Climate Strike, an organizer with the Sunrise Movement, an intern for the Jewish Youth Climate Movement, and a member of the Zero Hour partnerships team.

Lila Goldstein

Lila (she/her) is a first-year student at Brandeis University from Wellington, FL. She is planning on majoring in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and is the education coordinator of the Brandeis Reform Chavurah. Outside of school, Lila is an intern with the Jewish Women's Archive and a participant in New Voices Magazine's Resilient Writers Fellowship.

Ellanora Lerner

Ellanora (she/they) is a first-year student at Clark University from New London, Connecticut. She is studying History, Education, and Spanish on a Secondary Education track. Outside of JTEC, she is an editor at Risen Zine and active in Clark's Jewish community, theater, and the Worcester community.

Lilah Peck

Lilah (she/her) is a high school senior from Charlotte, North Carolina. She acts as president of her school Interfaith Club, where she leads forums relating to Jewish identity and current events. On campus, she is also a leader within the Diversity Awareness Forum Executive Committee, and is Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper. Lilah is passionate about Judaism, activism, history, and theatre, and she looks forward to exploring these topics further in college.

Maddy Pollack

Maddy (she/her) is a first-year at UMass Amherst from Austin, TX. She is currently pursuing a degree in English and likes to read and do ballet.

Dahlia Soussan

Dahlia (she/her) is a high school senior from the Bay Area, CA. Deeply invested in her school community, Dahlia has led Israel Club, Road 2 Change (a gun violence prevention club), the Moot Beit Din team, and the Minyan (prayer quorum). For the past year, she's served as the Jewish Life Commissioner on Student Government. Dahlia hopes to study diplomacy, writing, religion, and gender in university.