Mishkan’s Board of Directors

Our rocking Board of Directors is leading our organization as we grow and realize our vision.

Meet the incredible group of smart folks who love this organization and are going above and beyond to put their time, talents, and treasure to ensuring our long-term sustainability. Our Board’s primary role is to help envision Mishkan for the present and future and ensure our financial sustainability and stability. They keep us motivated and grounded as we continue to pioneer new entryways into Jewish life.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the Mishkan Board, we’d love to talk to you.

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Antonio García

Antonio García

Board Member

Antonio García (he/him) is Head of Design at TXI, founder of Dadwell & Co. and Board Advisor to AIGA Chicago. In addition to design leadership, Antonio is a mentor, educator, and lecturer. If he’s not hard at work, Antonio is most likely DJing, drawing, or training for his next marathon. Antonio is a long-time Mishkanite and dad to two Mensch students.

Adam Case

Adam Case

Treasurer

Adam Case (he/him) was drawn to Mishkan for its vibrant vision of Judaism, and is thrilled to support this community by serving on the Board. He lives in Lincoln Square with his wife Alicia and children Elsa and Ben, who both attend the Mensch Academy. He works for Right At School, an organization that provides high-quality after-school programs across the country.

Hannah Bloom-Hirschberg

Hannah Bloom-Hirschberg

Board Member

Hannah Bloom-Hirschberg (she/her) is the Director of Strategy and Outreach for JECELI @ JTS, a program for Jewish early childhood education professionals which seeks to transform Jewish education through collaborative leadership. Prior to this role, she developed professional development curricula for daycare providers and taught young children. Hannah holds a Bachelor’s  from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s from Erikson Institute. She serves on a number of JUF committees as well as the Board of Vanderbilt Hillel. Hannah lives in Andersonville with her husband, Gary, and their children.

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann

Board Member

As the founding Rabbi of Mishkan, Rabbi Lizzi (she/her) is also on the board. Read more about her here. 

Josh Turnbull

Josh Turnbull

Board Member

Josh (he/him) is a vice president at TransUnion, responsible for the company’s business with 5,000 banks and credit unions in the United States. Recognized as an industry innovator and a frequent speaker, his career in financial services technology and data has focused on business management, strategy, and marketing roles. Josh lives in Portage Park and has a passion for travel and the culinary adventures that come with it.

Abigail Kuchnir

Abigail Kuchnir

Board Member

Abigail Kuchnir (she) is a second year law student at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, focusing on land use law and commercial litigation. Before law school, she worked as a paralegal in a small law firm focusing on property tax appeals. Abby moved to Chicago from Massachusetts in 2015 and fell in love with Mishkan as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. She now lives in the Southport corridor with her husband Jacob and enjoys playing board games with friends, practicing yoga, and spending time with family in Chicago and New England.

Sarah Garza Resnick

Sarah Garza Resnick

Board Member

Sarah Garza Resnick (she/her) is the President and CEO of Personal PAC. Prior to this role she was the Chief Deputy Assessor for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi, the Chief of Staff to Cook County Clerk David Orr, and a Cook County Public Defender. Sarah Garza Resnick graduated from Cardozo School of Law, where she worked at the Innocence Project. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from Brandeis University and her master’s degree in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics. She is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (2023), an Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership Fellow (2018), and serves on the board of Mishkan. Sarah lives in Bridgeport with her two children and their cat.

Katherine Linzer

Katherine Linzer

Board Member

Katherine Linzer (she/her) is originally from Pittsburgh and moved to Chicago in 2013 by way of San Francisco and London, and attended a Mishkan service on her first Saturday in Chicago. She has been an enthusiastic and devoted community member ever since then. Katherine is a partner at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where she focuses on health and human services with an emphasis on Medicaid. Katherine is a member of Mishkan’s finance committee and also serves on the board of Junior Achievement Chicago. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, travel, writing, and meditation