We help create the warm and welcoming Shabbat that makes us Mishkan. Welcome.
Hannah Barg is a St. Louis, Missouri native with a passion for education, radio and storytelling. Hannah graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Anthropology. She has worked at StoryCorps and Israel Story (the Israeli version of This American Life!), and she currently works freelance audio producer. Hannah’s favorite thing about Mishkan? The people, stories, warmth and music of Mishkan make me grateful to contribute to helping this wonderful community thrive!
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 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 friends. She is so excited to be a part of the Mishkan community.
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.
Program and Engagement CoordinatorHannah 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.
Shabbat CoordinatorZak 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.