Meet Entwine’s Alumni Volunteer Shabbat Coaches…

Analucía Lopezrevoredo
(Bay Area)

Inspired by the dynamic world in which she lives, Analucía is an explorer, gastrodiplomat, social worker, and global Jewish community activist and enthusiast. As the current Manager for OneTable in the Bay Area, she is on a mission to engage more Jewish young adults in unique and transformative Friday night Shabbat dinner experiences. A member of San Francisco's JDC Entwine Planning Group, Analucía has travelled with Entwine to Haiti and has chaired a number of city events including: Cuba in Focus, Experience 100, and A Taste of Sefarad.

A Sephardic Jew-tina born in Lima, Peru, her passion for the Jewish diaspora is personal and profound. Analucía is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian, and Ladino, and jumps at the opportunity to learn new languages.

Analucía’s ideal Shabbat dinner: on the moon, and she would invite Elf (as in Will Ferrell’s character…)

Yoni Levinger
(San Diego)

Yoni Levinger studied Hebrew and Judaism in Israel for two years before starting his college track toward a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He currently works as an executive recruiter within healthcare administration. He is originally from Los Angeles and has recently relocated to the San Diego region after living in New York for the last 15 years. He is currently involved in several local Jewish organizations including The Chai Group (part of Beth-El Synagogue) and the Jewish Federation's young adult division (NextGen). Yoni is also very strong supporter of Jewish continuity and is always looking for creative new ways to share the message of Tikkun Olam throughout the world. JDC Entwine has allowed him the opportunity to build strong bonds with Jews around the world and it has greatly enhanced his Jewish pride. He is active in Entwine’s San Diego Learning Network.

Yoni’s ideal Shabbat dinner: an outdoor Friday night meal in the old city of Tzfat (Safed) and my esteemed guests would be Moses, Martin Luther King Jr., Jerry Garcia and Queen Esther.

Lizzy Solovey

Lizzy teaches High School English at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School in Baltimore, MD. As a Russian immigrant, Lizzy pursued the opportunity to reconnect with her roots through JDC Entwine. In 2012, she traveled to Ukraine with her peers from Hillel to understand how different her life could have been if her family had stayed in the Former Soviet Union and discovered how grateful she felt to have the opportunities and religious freedom available in the United States. Three years later, she flew to Argentina on the first-ever Russian-speaking trip for Jewish young adults (RSJ) and consequently felt inspired to take responsibility for strengthening the RSJ community in Baltimore. Through several initiatives, including becoming a JDC Entwine event co-chair, a Moishe House Without Walls Host, and a volunteer leader with Jewish Volunteer Connection, Lizzy has developed meaningful programming to engage RSJs in the greater Jewish community. She hopes to follow her passion and continue this work as an RSJ trip chair in 2017.

Lizzy’s ideal Shabbat dinner: in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, listening as Dumbledore delivered the D'var Torah at her table.

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