Yiddish Troubadour, Ping Pong Extraordinaire, Spiritual Activist.
Base co-founder and Senior Rabbi of the Base: DTWN
Prior to joining the Office of Innovation, Avram served as a rabbi in training at The Carlebach Shul, The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, The Educational Alliance and Hunter College Hillel. In 2012, The New York Jewish Week selected him as a "leading innovator in Jewish life today," as part of their "36 Under 36" section. Avram's writing has appeared in The Forward, Tablet,Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Week, The Huffington Post and Kveller, among other blogs. His work has brought him to China, Ethiopia, Israel, Sweden, and Australia, where he has co-led high holiday services in Melbourne with his wife Yael.
Avram grew up in Riverdale and Teaneck, speaking Yiddish at home, surrounded by music. Yiddish folk arts festivals, musical theater, Camp Ramah, Young Israel, and pickled herring were all part of his childhood milieu.
Avram studied at Sarah Lawrence College, Bergen Community College, Yeshiva University's Belz Cantorial School, Yeshivat Hadar and City College's Educational Theatre department. He graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Mlotek completed units of clinical pastoral education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Avram is the proud Tati of Revaya.