We would like to introduce two of our Or Tzedek summer counselors, Graie Barasch-Hagans and Hannah Arwe. We are excited to welcome such experienced and passionate people to the team.
Graie is a St. Louis native who is currently living in Philadelphia while pursuing a Masters in Public Policy from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.
Last year he spent a year in service through Americorps Vista in New Orleans. Graie is an active member of Kol Tzedek, a Reconstructionist Synagogue in West Philly.
He is passionate about Judaism, social justice, public education, and working with youth. Graie is excited to be spending this summer with Or Tzedek!
Hannah is currently finishing her master’s degree in Women’s & Gender Studies at DePaul University. She has a passion for social activism, specifically when it is grounded in principles of transformative justice and community accountability.
Hannah has focused most of her educational and professional efforts in anti-violence work, specifically domestic violence and youth violence, and has been educating Chicago youth as well as advocating for survivors of domestic violence since she moved to Chicago 3 years ago.
At DePaul, her research has focused on anti-racism and dismantling white privilege. Hannah is excited to bring her Jewish identity into her social justice work, and can’t wait to get started at Or Tzedek this summer!