Team Mishkan

We may be small but we are mighty.

From our home-grown, local Rabbi and founder, to our super-human staff of 6 and growing, Mishkan’s staff has (collective) decades of experience envisioning, creating, growing, sustaining and organizing community.

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann

Lizzi Heydemann catalyzed the founding of Mishkan Chicago in September of 2011. She graduated with Honors from Stanford University, and was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles in 2010. Her first job out of school was as the first Revson Rabbinic Fellow at IKAR in Los Angeles. Mishkan contains the DNA of IKAR in Los Angeles, B’nai Jeshurun in New York, and the ecstatic, musical and meditative Jewish tradition that emerged out of South America to give rise to that approach here in the States.

Meet our Rabbi & Founder

Rachel Cort

Rachel Cort

Managing Director

 

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Rabbi Lauren Henderson

Rabbi Lauren Henderson

Jewish Emergent Network Rabbinic Fellow at Mishkan

 

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Ilana Gleicher-Bloom

Ilana Gleicher-Bloom

Vision Director of The Mensch Academy & Director of Family Programs

 

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Ellie Spitz

Ellie Spitz

Director of Community Engagement and Wellness

 

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Rachel Gray Alexander

Rachel Gray Alexander

Marketing & Communications Manager | Membership Coordinator

 

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Natalie Dibo

Natalie Dibo

Rabbinic, Executive & Administrative Assistant

 

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Rachel Goldberg

Rachel Goldberg

Lead Educator at Mensch Academy & Mishkan Program Coordinator

 

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