Moed is a community-based volunteer organization. We welcome your involvement.
Cantor Rebecca Carl
Rebecca is originally from Austin, TX! She has also lived in New Orleans, Paris, Israel, New York and Philadelphia- where she landed in 2008 ad still calls home! Cantor Carl received her M.S.M in Sacred Music and Investiture as a Hazzan from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Cantor Carl is a full-time staff chaplain at a local pediatric hospital. In her free time she keeps busy with teaching Hebrew School, tutoring, and Improv! She is also part of the LimmudPhilly steering team and the co-chair for this years Young Limmud! Cantor Carl is excited for the opportunity to be a part of Moed and looks forward to engaging in community with you!
I’m stoked to help lead and support the creation of the Moed Community! Arielle Wernick, my spouse, and I are congregants of AJ, living in Center City. I have lived all across the US and in England, but ended up in Philly and absolutely fell in love with this city. It’s my hope that Moed offers a chance for you to experience some ruach downtown on a Friday night, or whenever we may be hosting various events. When not creating dynamic Jewish programming, I’m an attorney in the city. I’m an ex-resident and current community member of Moishe House Philadelphia, and am on the board of multiple national and local Jewish organizations, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the National Museum of American Jewish History.
George is the Philadelphia Operations Manager for Instacart, a same day grocery delivery service that allows you to buy groceries online from your favorite supermarkets and have them delivered to your door within an hour. Prior to joining the Instacart team, George worked at two other startups. He was an Account Manager at Bidpal, a mobile bidding fundraising software company and a Sales Manager at Soom Foods. He has a BA from Muhlenberg College and an MBA from Temple’s Fox School of Business. Besides helping with Moed, George is chairing this years LimmudPhilly Jewish learning conference and community market chair of Hazon Jewish Food Festival. George is a native Philadelphian and is passionate about the local food and startup scene.
Jonathan is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University’s Community and Economic Development Graduate Program and carries a long-standing commitment to urban revitalization related projects. His professional experience began in 2005 as a consultant in comprehensive land use planning and design. Over the following 5 years, he was able to develop a planning career that continues allowing himself to best meet a client’s development needs on a variety of scales. Combining his professional planning and graphic design experience with that of his academic careers, Jonathan entered the field of community and economic development as a project manager in 2011. As an independent consultant, he continues working alongside local businesses, governments and non-profits to meet a variety of new economic development goals through community assessments, market analysis, visioning, grant funding and administration.
Kevin is an associate professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. An expert on Internet and telecommunications policy, Werbach served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team, and has advised the FCC and U.S. Department of Commerce. He is a pioneer in the emerging field of gamification, the co-author of For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business, and creator of the Coursera Gamification massive open online course (MOOC), with over 350,000 enrollments. He was named Wharton’s first-ever “Iron Prof” in 2010. Earlier in his career, he edited the influential technology newsletter Release 1.0, and helped develop the US Government’s Internet and e-commerce policies as FCC Counsel for New Technology Policy in the Clinton Administration.