Dave Snyder was born and raised in Minneapolis, and is one of the founding families at Shir Tikvah. He has spent nearly 25 years as a labor, campus, faith based and community organizer, starting with 10-day training with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago in 1998, and including a 7 year stint with JCA back in the day. Dave has a BA in Philosophy from Goucher College and a Masters degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (ask him about the time Noam Chomsky visited the living wage sit-in that Dave helped to organize and Dave got tongue-tied asking him about esoteric philosophical questions!). Dave is also on the Board of Directors of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Dave and his wife Kristy have two adorable, mischievous children, and in his spare time -- hah! What spare time?