Melissa Balaban is the Executive Director and Founding president of IKAR. Prior to joining IKAR, Melissa was Assistant Dean at the University of Southern California Law School, Directing Attorney of Public Counsel’s Child Care Law Project, a senior consultant for a national human resources consulting firm, and an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount MBA program.
By Melissa Balaban
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In 2004, when we founded IKAR and developed our membership model, we were acutely aware of the allergy most young Jews had to Jewish institutional life. We had an idea of how to address the pervasive sense of alienation and disaffection that many Jews, particularly those in their 20s and 30s, were experiencing. The four…
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