Alli Lesovoy

Design Strategist, New York

Bringing to light

New York community dedicated to dreaming into–and building–new possibilities for dynamic Jewish life

The basics

Alli has an extensive background in building community through Jewish innovation. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, she participated in every Jewish community she could find: NFTY, Diller Teen Fellowship, Jewish Teen Foundations, URJ Camp Newman, and more. These programs wove together Jewish community and social justice, which led her to join Repair the World’s inaugural fellowship in Baltimore immediately after graduating from college. At the end the year, Alli was handpicked by the organization’s senior leadership team to develop the first expansion site in New York. For four years, she worked on a small team to enhance the new program, modifying and expanding upon their original model to fit the specific needs of the local community.

Alli holds a BA in Sociology from UC Davis. She has also participated in the Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education; the We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York; and Amplifier’s Giving Circle Incubator.

How Alli finds meaning and comes together with others

A classic extrovert, Alli gains energy by being around people and therefore gathers a lot. She can often be found with friends sitting around a Brooklyn table filled with food and drinks, debating topics ranging anywhere from social justice issues to classic Jewish texts.