Evan Lerner Traylor
April 2, 1994
Black/White & Jewish
Oklahoma –> Kansas –> New York City –> Washington D.C.
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Evan Traylor is a community builder, educator, activist, and writer who strives to bring more love, justice, peace, and truth into communities around the world.

Here are just a few of Evan’s favorite things:

  • Judaism
  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Playing and Watching Sports
  • Singing and Dancing
  • US & Israel Politics
  • Kansas Jayhawk Basketball
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Road Trips
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Relaxing Weekends

Originally from Oklahoma City, Evan grew up as part of a loving family and was always active and connected with sports, music, school, and the Jewish community. He graduated in May 2016 from the University of Kansas studying political science, Jewish studies, and leadership studies. During his senior year at KU, Evan was selected as the winner of the ExCEL Award for excellence in community engagement, education, and leadership. After college, he spent two years in New York City working for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) as its first Presidential Fellow for Millennial Engagement, and then two more years Associate Director for College Engagement at URJ in Washington D.C. He is currently a first year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Evan has been an active member of the Jewish community and is an alum of NFTY, URJ Greene Family Camp, URJ Kutz Camp, NFTY in Israel. Previously, he held leadership positions as the North American President of NFTY, engagement intern for Kansas Hillel, trustee on the URJ Board, student member on the Hillel International Board of Directors, program director at the URJ Kutz Camp, and co-founder of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. Evan was selected for the New York Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” in 2016.