Pamela Connell

Pamela Connell

Shabbat Coordinator

Pamela hails from Hamilton, ON Canada. She studied the Torah as an undergrad and postgraduate and is mom to three daughters. When she’s not at Mishkan, Pamela is a professional nanny and enjoys knitting, painting, and writing. 

Arielle Dubowe

Arielle Dubowe

Shabbat Coordinator

Arielle is from sunny Los Angeles and studied agricultural communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in central California. She currently works at a P.R. firm representing restaurants, chefs, and hotels. When she’s not working, she’s either buying local bread at the Green City Market or making homemade cards for friendsShe is so excited to be a part of the Mishkan community.

Jordan Golding

Jordan Golding

Shabbat Coordinator

Jordan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from Oberlin College with a BA in Theater and minor in Environmental Studies, he moved to Chicago to pursue a career in acting. He enjoys cooking, composing music, playing pickup basketball, beatboxing, and performing with Chicago’s Drunk Shakespeare Society. Fun fact: Jordan is heir to the royal throne of England.

Hannah Schaeffer

Hannah Schaeffer

Program and Engagement Coordinator

Hannah is a Program and Engagement Associate at Mishkan, where she brings a helping hand and a welcoming face to our growing and vibrant community. Hannah also serves as a doula at Christopher House, where she supports young moms on Chicago’s North Side through labor, delivery and postpartum. Originally from Philadelphia, Hannah is excited to plant roots in her new Chicago home with her partner Jacob and sweet dog Shoko.
Zak Witus

Zak Witus

Shabbat Coordinator

Zak grew up in Huntington Woods, Michigan, a small suburb outside of Detroit. He attended undergrad at the University of Michigan, where he studied art history as well as cognitive science. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. Zak enjoys cerebral TV shows, political history, good food, and steering canoes.