Thursday, May 25th | 7:30PM Tikkun Leil Shavuot – Torah of Reservoir Hill
Friday, May 26th | 9:30 AM Shavuot Services – Day 1 Readings
Saturday, May 27th | 9:30AM Shavuot Shabbat Services & Yizkor – Day 2 Readings
Saturday, May 27th | 4PM Tikkun Lil Shavuot
Alfred Shirley | Career & College Readiness Coordinator
Alfred Shirley, who is a graduate of the University of Virginia, brings his experience with youth engagement, passion for community organizing, and knowledge of inequities propelled by white supremacy to his role at St. Francis. Alfred has extensive skills in mobilizing people towards their goals and a dedication towards reinforcing a pipeline of leadership in our community. Alfred serves the community as St. Francis’ College and Career Readiness Coordinator by creating spaces for youth to safely be experts of their own experiences.
Angela Miller | Community Engagement Manager
Angela Miller was born and raised in Northeast Baltimore and is a graduate of Towson University. From a young age, Angela felt a passion for a holistic approach to community work, as seen through her own volunteer work with organizations like SFNC throughout her high school/college years. Angela spent the bulk of her young professional career gaining her administrative, operational expertise at Johns Hopkins Hospital & University, and serving on the Stonewall Sports Baltimore nonprofit board as the Operations Director from its inception in 2020 through 2022. Angela left her career in healthcare to work for SFNC in February 2021 and has never looked back since.
Anika Stroman-Poole | Family & Community Advocate
Anika Stroman-Poole has 15+ years of experience mentoring and teaching students/adults in the DMV area. She loves volunteering and specializes in Case Management for families, building rapport with staff, families and children, and providing employment opportunities, housing and food services for clients. Anika has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from CCBC in Dundalk, MD and attended Coppin State University and Strayer College. Anika is Certified as a Community Health Worker and is a graduate of No Boundaries Coalition (@noboundaries21217) as a Block Captain for her community.
Shakera Rahimi – Afgan Alliance Coordinator
Shakera Rahimi is an Afghan physician, who has served as a public health professional in various US government programs in the United States and Afghanistan. She is also one of the DOJ partially Accredited Representative graduates from VIISTA program. She is passionate about working for and with refugees around the world. Shakera uses her positive attitudes and tireless energy to encourage refugees and others to work hard and succeed.
Ray Kelly – Executive Director
A Baltimore-based advocacy group, Citizens Policing Project focuses on elevating community voices around public safety and empowering them to lead efforts to promote a safer City. Ray is a seasoned community organizer, advocate and activist and is recognized internationally for his work in social and restorative justice. Ray has worn many hats in service to Baltimore from founding the West Baltimore Community Commission on Police Misconduct with Susan Burke and Rebecca Nagle, to serving as CEO of the No Boundaries Coalition and Chair of the Community Oversight Task Force mandated in Baltimore’s consent Decree. He was later named the lead community liaison for the independent monitor appointed by the federal court. He continues to make space for the most difficult conversations and is a national leader in the areas of community policing and police reform. Most recently he was elected to the administrative charging committee of Baltimore’s Police Accountability Board and has been appointed and commissioned by Governor Wes Moore to the Maryland Police Training and Standards commission until 2026.
Rachel Kutler – Baltimore Senior Organizer
Rachel joined JUFJ in 2021 as a Baltimore community organizer. She primarily supports local work focused in Baltimore City and County. Rachel previously worked most deeply in the area of community organizing as a Leadership Organizer for the United Workers Association. In this position, she was the lead organizer of the Baltimore Housing Roundtable, a coalition that was founded and grew to 20 organizational members under her leadership. Through this work, she organized and led two successful ballot initiative campaigns, resulting in the $20 million Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Most recently, she served as the Community School Coordinator at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School. Rachel was raised in the area and attended Krieger Schechter Day School in Pikesville.