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Kara Wilson

VP of Operations

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 Elin Hillsborough, New Jersey, contributing to its growth and development. Kara was a past Makloket Matters fellow through Pardes and is a 2023 Charles Bronfman IPF ATID Convener. She volunteers time to a spectrum of Jewish organizations including the Religious Action Center in New Jersey (RAC-NJ) for voting equity efforts and recently on a local Federation health equity project to combat “period poverty” in the US.

Professionally, Kara is Project Shema's VP of Operations. 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 6 years. When she’s not volunteering, chasing a toddler, and being a “dance mom”; Kara enjoys drawing, running, and Torah study.

Kara Wilson
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