Rabbi Evan Krame
Evan J. Krame was ordained as a rabbi by the ALEPH Ordination Program in January 2015 and is currently a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders. He has served as president of several non-profit organizations, including the Hillel at George Washington University and Shared Horizons, Inc.
In addition to leading the Jewish Studio, Evan also serves as a founding builder of Bayit, a national organization that provides innovative tools to build a new Judaism. His honors include Hillel’s Exemplar of the Year, Israel Bonds Young Leadership Award, the Jewish Federation of Washington’s Campaigner of the Year, ORT’s community leadership award and the Shared Horizons Humanitarian award.
In addition to his religious activities, Evan is also a partner at Krame and Biggin, a Maryland law firm specializing in estates and trusts work with a focus on assisting families of persons with special needs. Evan is a graduate of Brandeis University and George Washington University Law School and has an LLM in Taxation.
Cantor David Abramowitz
David Abramowitz was ordained as a Cantor by the ALEPH Ordination Program in January 2016 and received his certificate as a spiritual director in January 2017. David enjoys leading Shabbat morning services at the Charles E. Smith Life Communities in Rockville, Maryland twice a month and officiates life cycle events year round.
In his other professional life, David is the Mid-Atlantic regional technical lead at Trend Micro, a specialist in computer and network security. In his free time, he enjoys playing drums and singing in a rock cover band, and playing in an adult ice hockey league.
David graduated from Brandeis University with a B.S. in Computer Science and received his Masters in Computer Science from The George Washington University.
Rabbi JoHanna Potts
JoHanna Potts is the Education Director at the Jewish Studio of and currently serves as the Educational Consultant to Advancing Wisdom and Education, Inc. JoHanna’s passion is to bring en-joy-ment to Jewish learning, with a view toward empowering individuals to create lives of meaning through Judaism.
JoHanna's most recent roles include CEO of the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning, Director of Education for Temple Shalom (Chevy Chase) and Solel (Bowie), Director of the Primary School at Washington Hebrew and Middle School Director at Gesher Day School. She also facilitates professional development workshops for educators and served as co-chair of the Conference for Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE) at Duke University.
In community life, JoHanna has served as vice-president of the former Board of Jewish Education, as well as chair of the Educator's Council of Greater Washington. She holds a degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Art and Archaeology and earned a Masters in Education and Human Development and Jewish Studies from The George Washington University.