Kara A. Wilson (she/her) was selected to participate in the Just Zionism Program in November of 2022. She was born, raised and currently lives in central New Jersey. She has worked in program management in the pharmaceutical, higher education, and non-profit fields, and holds a master's degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Kara is an active member of Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, New Jersey and serves as the co-chair of the temple's DEI working group, a part of their Tikkun Olam Coalition. Kara is committed to doing everything she can to make a welcoming space, grounded in justice, for her two beautiful JOC kids: Celia (10) and Jonah (2).
Nearly two months ago, our Just Zionism group landed in Israel as the election to cement a far-right government in the Knesset was taking effect. When we landed, I had a surface-level understanding of Israeli politics but was about to get a crash course on the election's implications for the activists who were heartbroken by the results.