Hannah Henschel (they/them) brings their background in advancing Jewish life to be more equitable for all to their current work as Keshet’s Associate Director of Education and Training. Keshet is a nonprofit working towards full equality of all LGBTQ Jews in Jewish life. Keshet equips Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued, and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Hannah worked as a Tzedek Social Justice Fellow at the Asheville JCC where they were able to create the first-ever JCC Transgender inclusive locker room policy. After their time as a fellow, they worked locally at the Ohio State University as their Innovation Fellow. Most recently, Hannah worked for Hillel International as their Manager for Engagement and Wellness where they managed and facilitated numerous cohorts for Hillel International professionals and college students, focusing on disability inclusion, mental health, and LGBTQ+ inclusion. While working at Hillel they designed Hillel’s International’s first-ever immersive abroad opportunity specifically for LGBTQ+ college students and helped bring mental health training to hundreds of international college campus professionals.