Jade Gordon (she/they) is a passionate advocate for social justice and a dedicated member of the Tulane Hillel team, where they currently serve as the Springboard Social Justice Fellow. Originally hailing from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, Jade’s journey led her to Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with highest honors, graduating summa cum laude in May 2022. While living in Nacogdoches for college, they founded the first, completely student-led, Hillel at SFA and served as the president, leading the Hillel for the three years they were on campus. Deepening her connection with the broader Hillel movement, Jade also served two years on the Hillel International Student Cabinet, with her second year serving in the role of Co-Chair and as a voting member of the Hillel International Board of Directors.
Since moving to New Orleans in July 2022, Jade has woven herself into the fabric of the local Jewish community. As a resident of the New Orleans Moishe House, they passionately curate engaging programming designed for young Jewish adults in the Crescent City. Alongside her roles on the board of Tribe through Gates of Prayer Synagogue and her active participation in the Social Justice Committee of JNOLA with the Jewish Federation of New Orleans, Jade continues to make a meaningful impact on various facets of Jewish life in New Orleans. Additionally, on Sunday mornings, Jade steps into a different role, teaching religious school for a dynamic group of sixth and seventh graders at Gates of Prayer Synagogue.
Beyond their professional and communal engagements, Jade is a Texan through and through and in their free time, they love spending time outdoors, exploring cool museums, crocheting, and hanging with their cat French Toast.