Stephanie Ives is the director of Education and Community Engagement at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization inspired by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. She joined AJWS in 2010 to establish and develop a new department. In this capacity, Stephanie guides AJWS’s work to advance global citizenship in the American Jewish community. Prior to joining AJWS, Stephanie lived in Boston, where she worked as an attorney at Goulston and Storrs, P.C., specializing in affordable housing finance, and founded the Washington Square Minyan independent synagogue and community. Stephanie received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2003, after which she clerked on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., as well as for Chief Justice Aharon Barak on the Supreme Court of Israel. She attended college at Yeshiva University and later taught in Washington Heights as a Teach for America corps member. Stephanie lives in the Bronx with her husband, Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, and her two children, Noah and Jesse.