JFGI Welcomes 3 New Employees

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis welcomes Han Jacobs Meadway, Director of Planning, Andrea Hirsch, Communications Manager, and Roberts Alder, PJ Library Coordinator.


About Han:

LIVES WITH: Husband AJ, two dogs, and an angora rabbit

HOMETOWN: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION: B.A. in American Studies from Smith College, J.D. from Drexel University, M.S.W. from Bryn Mawr College

BACKGROUND: Worked as Associate Director for Social Responsibility at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (focusing on programs addressing older adults, food security, and vulnerable populations) and managed the Northeast NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community). Served on the leadership committee of GenPhilly, a group of aging professionals, and as co-chair of the LGBT Elder Initiative board in Philadelphia.

HOBBIES: Running, knitting, and travel.



About Andrea:

LIVES WITH: Big orange cat named OJ

HOMETOWN: West Bloomfield, MI (near Detroit)

EDUCATION: B.A. in Journalism from Western Michigan University

BACKGROUND: In reverse chronological order, marketing coordinator at architecture and design firm Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, communications coordinator at Eskenazi Health, producer at WISH-TV 8, editor at Zionsville Times Sentinel, reporter at Hendricks County Flyer, police and court reporter in Marion, IN.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS: I have been living in Indianapolis for almost 12 years. I love the Midwest because of the people, four seasons, and way of life. I continue to call Indy my home because I like the small nightlife pockets of downtown, and how much the city is growing. While I miss my family and home, I am only a few hours’ drive away!

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME: My favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs, although I have a tiny gluten allergy so I use chickpea pasta instead! I will never say no to street tacos from Bakersfield though!

HOBBIES: Cooking, teaching cycling classes, and being in the company of friends.



About Roberta:

EDUCATION: B.A. in History with emphasis in East European and Jewish Studies from IU, Masters in Library Science from IUPUI, Master’s in Education and Technology from WGU

BACKGROUND: Member of the Indianapolis Jewish community for more than ten years. Volunteer at local synagogues, libraries, and the Hasten Hebrew Academy (which her children attend) in the cafeteria, early childhood library, and with the PTO

HOBBIES: Reading, walking the dog, music, cooking for friends and family


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