Alyson Solomon

Alyson Solomon is originally from Portland, Oregon, and was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Boston. She currently serves as the Assistant Rabbi at Congregation B'nai Brith in Santa Barbara, CA. Prior to entering Rabbinical school, she received her undergraduate degree in International Diplomacy and World Affairs and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College in Los Angeles. During college, she was awarded a grant to study the Jews of India, lived and created stone sculpture in Zimbabwe, interned at the United Nations, and wrote her thesis on Jacobo Timmerman, the activist journalist of Argentina. She later served as a change-management consultant to Jewish non-profits and then worked as the assistant to the president of American Jewish World Service in New York.

Getting Down and Dirty with AJWS

Noah Farkas, Adam Greenwald, Stephanie Ives, Scott Perlo, Alyson Solomon

Join us for a roundtable discussion about the challenges and complexities of global service. Presenters will speak about their experiences in developing countries and what it's like to confront poverty firsthand; community leaders will tell stories of their on-the-ground experience getting their hands dirty to make a change in the world. Take this opportunity to find out what led them to take this journey and how it has affected their lives and careers.