New Sisisky Fellows selected
Four years ago Susan and Mark Sisisky created the endowment known as the Susan and Mark Sisisky JDC Global Enrichment Fund. In a highly competitive process, carefully screened young adult Jewish leaders are chosen to travel with other Jewish leaders from other cities to learn the important work of the American Joint Distribution Committee around the world.
Each fellow has returned home to Richmond with a unique perspective inspired to do more. The Sisisky Fellows selection committee recently met to choose the 2018 fellows. They are Elliot Warsof, Holly Moskowitz and Brian Strauss. These fellows will choose service experiences, including education events and programs and leadership development opportunities, and will return to Richmond to share their newfound knowledge and experiences with our community.
Elliot Warsof is from Virginia Beach and moved to Richmond in 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he received a bachelor’s in marketing and advertising. He is a real estate broker for S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co., where he handles leasing and sales of commercial properties for third-party clients. He is a Jewish Community Federation of Richmond board member, serves on the Enterprise Circle and Network JCFR committees, and is a graduate of the JCFR young leadership program – Community Leadership Institute.
He also is the advisor for the Richmond AZA Monarchs Chapter of the B’nai Brith Youth Organization. Elliot is the president of his Business Networking International chapter and is a member of the Urban Land Institute where he participates in the young leadership program. Elliot’s biggest passion lies in learning, be it through reading, traveling, or conversing and connecting with others. Although he is still new to the area, he has quickly immersed himself in the Richmond culture and community and looks forward to enjoying and assisting in its continued growth.
Holly Moskowitz is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner having graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing with a BSN and a MSN in 2012. She currently provides exceptional health care at VCU Health in the field of general gynecology and high-risk obstetrics.
Holly also graduated from the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College where she was Phi Beta Kappa and has degrees in philosophy and religion. She began her working career as a part of an organization that supported interfaith cooperation internationally through the sale of Fair Trade coffee.
She grew up in Richmond and attended the Rudlin Torah Academy. Holly is on the Network JCFR committee, a member of the JCFR Pearl Society, a member of the Virginia Society of Nurse Practitioners and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and a proud life member of Hadassah.
Brian Strauss joined Jewish Family Services in the spring of 2015, where he now serves as the human resources and operations supervisor. Since the fall of 2015,
Brian also has worked for Congregation Beth Ahabah as its youth and teen engagement specialist. As of this August, he started working for the University of Richmond as its interim Jewish Life advisor.
Brian graduated from the University of Richmond in 2014 and is a student at Villanova University pursuing a master’s in public administration. When he is not studying or working, Brian can be found eating at new restaurants, hanging with his friends and attending Network JCFR events.
The Sisisky Fellows Committee is chaired by Clare Sisisky and includes committee members Michal Coffey, Adam Beifield, Zach Sisisky and Shoshanna Schechter.