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Susan Abravanel

Susan Abravanel is the President of Susan Abravanel Consulting, LLC, working through professional development and curricular design to advise school districts and educators in the implementation of project-based service-learning. Born and raised in Canada, she holds a BA and MA from York University (Toronto), and an Ed.M. in Education and Social Policy Analysis from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Susan is passionate about the importance of interfaith and intergroup relations in community advocacy. For more than 35 years, she has served in leadership positions on local and national boards and advisory councils. In Portland, Oregon she was the professional director, lay leader and president of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a member of the board of the Portland Jewish Federation, and chair of its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). In

Washington, DC she was an AJC Board member, leading the Board’s Mentor program and co- leading its LDS/Jewish Dialogue.

Nationally, Susan has been a Vice Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), co- chaired three JCPA national conferences, and was a long-term member of the AJC Board of

Governors, leading its Engaging America and Advocacy National Task Forces. Internationally, she is a current Board member of Yahel, an Israel-based service-learning nonprofit developed to transform individuals and communities through social change.

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