Activist. Community Builder. Storyteller.
Alison Lebovitz’s commitment to tikkun olam runs deep. Her grandfather’s seemingly small act of kindness to a stranger ultimately helped that person contribute to the Montgomery Bus Boycott - the boycott sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks and which led to the banning of segregated buses. A witness to personal acts of compassion that caused ripple effects and helped changed the future, Alison is passionate about acting boldly in our own spheres of influence.
A force for change, Alison now helps future leaders combat prejudice, hatred and discrimination and convey these lessons to future generations. Inspired by The Paper Clips Project, she co-founded the non-profit One Clip at a Time, an interactive program that trains educators to teach the history of the Holocaust and the impact it had on the world. Through the program, teachers and students are empowered to make positive changes in their own communities.
Alison combines her penchant for humor with her unique gift for storytelling to deliver an inspiring and motivational message about family, tikkun olam, and the power of Jewish community. Entertaining and dynamic, she is the host of The A List with Alison Lebovitz, a weekly television series for PBS, a TED Talk pro, and the author of Am I There Yet? a collection of her candid essays and life-inspired stories.
As past co-chair of National Young Leadership for the Jewish Federations of North America, Alison has seen the effects of Jewish Federation’s work all over the world, and has been moved to help others realize the power and responsibility we all have to make our world a better place.