Kara is an advocate for religious pluralism in support of the Reform movement both in the US and in Israel. As a Jew of color, she is an activist for the Jewish adjacent community and serves as co-chair of the Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Board Committee through the Union for Reform Judaism. Kara is also a board member at Temple Beth El in Hillsborough, New Jersey, contributing to its growth and development. Kara was a past Makloket Matters fellow through Pardes and is a 2023 IPF ATID Charles Bronfman Convener. She volunteers time to a spectrum of Jewish organizations.
Professionally, Kara is Project Shema's Director of Stakeholder Engagement. She has extensive program management and strategic planning experience in the not-for-profit, pharmaceutical, and higher education industries. Kara has an M.P.H. in Public Health Informatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a focus on system evaluation and project management. She graduated with a BA in Economics with a minor in applied ethics from Rutgers University–Newark. Kara lives in Central New Jersey with her two children, ages 2 and 11, and her partner of 8 years. When she’s not volunteering, chasing a toddler, and being a “dance mom”; Kara enjoys drawing, running, and Torah study.