Ethan Blake

Madrichol (Resident Advisor)

Ethan hails from unsung and diverse West Orange, NJ and is passionate about the intersection of religious community, justice, and art.  After graduating from Brown University in 2017 with a degree in Urban Studies, he served as the enrichment director for Seattle Jewish Community School, an Israeli-Palestinian activist organizer for Extend Tours, a fellow at Urban Adamah, a kitchen apprentice at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, a leadership fellow at Romemu Yeshiva, and the creator of an Eco-Kashrut food pop-up in New York called Farmwich.  

He is also a writer whose work has been published in Civil EatsThe ForwardSalon, and Tricycle among others.  He is currently working on a book called “When I Grow Up, I Want to Become a Bicycle.”

When not singing Shabbat niggunim and mentoring Tivnoodles, Ethan can be found reading, biking or hiking in Forest Park, experimenting with the perfect recipe for non-dairy ice cream, and enjoying the architecture of Portland’s craftsman bungalows.


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