Jews in ALL Hues is PROUD to have the insight and guidance of our board!
Cody Greenes is a plaintiff’s attorney with a focus on product liability and mass torts. Cody spent his early childhood in various cities across the United States and his teenage years in Surrey, England. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara (’05) and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (’08).
Cody grew up in a secular, mixed-heritage household – his extended Jewish family got together for Passover Seder most years, and each December they placed their Star of David on top of the Christmas tree (and received 9 days of presents!). He became bar-mitzvah but did not belong to or attend a synagogue for the following 13 years. After moving to Philadelphia and meeting young Jews with similar interests, including JIAH founder, Jared Jackson, he is now a fully invested and active member of the Jewish community. Cody is on the board or planning committee of several young professional Jewish groups, is a member of a reform synagogue in Center City, and is an alumnus of Moishe House Philadelphia.
Thalia Halpert Rodis is a writer, editor, and educator. She has a background in fundraising and grant-writing. Thalia currently teaches Hebrew school and preschool, and she is the communications coordinator for her town.
Thalia is a dual-heritage Jew with adopted, multi-heritage, and queer Jewish family members. Thalia’s childhood was spent in a racially and economically diverse Brooklyn neighborhood. She then moved to the (drastically different) white suburbs of New Jersey in the fourth grade. Thalia grew up cracking red eggs on Greek Easter with her father’s family and breaking matzah during Passover with her mother’s family. She became attached to Jewish customs and ideas — particularly those relating to Tikkun Olam and social justice — around the time of her Bat Mitzvah. She has been committed to Jewish learning and social action ever since.
Graie Barasch-Hagans is a Philadelphia based educator and community organizer. Originally from St. Louis, Graie has dedicated himself to a Jewish pursuit of justice. His pursuit of justice has led him to complete a Masters in Public Policy from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University and organize around education justice issues with POWER [Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild], the Philadelphia federation of the National PICO Network. Graie believes deeply in the power of community to bring about the world that G-d has given us the capacity to make – a world in which all may live in full peace. Graie uses he/him pronouns and identifies as a queer trans Black Jewish man.
Tonda Case is an Afro-American Jewish Woman, strategic thinker, emerging writer, activist, and educator. Through Greenwood Babies, she is currently developing a Family Support and Education Consultancy and System of Care offering postpartum doula services, child care, training and loving support for families in the Bay Area. Her additional social justice activism focuses on relationship building, advocacy, and strategic planning in the Jew of Color community. She serves on the Coalition Building Workgroup and Membership Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council, East Bay. She is a proud member of Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Training Cohort 14.
She holds a BA in Ethnic Studies and an MBA, both from Mills College.
Jared Jackson, Founder and Exec. Director of Jews in ALL Hues has been on the cutting edge of Jewish community programming and Jewish diversity advocacy for the past seven years. In 2008 he received the Schusterman Family Foundation’s Charlie Award for excellence in communal service and was recently named one (at #1) of “Ten Young Jews [Who] Will Change the World” by Maariv News. Jared also teaches music/Jazz improvisation/saxophone and Hebrew lessons and is a proud newlywed.