Spotlight On: Ashira Konigsburg

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I’ve been Chief Program Officer at USCJ since July 2021 and with the Rabbinical Assembly since 2009 where I’m currently the Chief Operating Officer. In this combined role, I have the privilege of ensuring that there’s coordination in the programming of both organizations. My goal is  to build the structures of our movement so that we serve not only congregations and rabbis but also those who don’t fit into either of those categories. This is what excites me most about the alignment between USCJ and the Rabbinical Assembly, a chance to think creatively about what structures our people need and how to help build them.

The network of people who have come through the Conservative movement is vast and full of talent. There are countless professionals and lots of engaged individuals. I aim to ensure that there’s a space for the entire network to come together to grow, connect, learn, find meaning, and to act to improve the world.

Fun facts: I have a pilot’s licence (though I don’t use it much since moving to NYC). I also enjoy climbing, hiking, traveling, and reading. I also love the challenge of taking ideas and bringing them to fruition. My role at the RA has enabled me to do that and I am looking forward to achieving success for USCJ and the Conservative movement as a whole. 

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