Hillel welcomes the following new professionals who have begun their work at Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center since mid-October.
Blake Goldmerstein, Assistant Director for Development. Blake joins Hillel with over eight years of non-profit experience in development operations, having worked at the Lymphoma Research Foundation, NY County Dental Society, and the Health Care Chaplaincy in NYC, and after relocating to DC last year, most recently at the Women's Campaign Forum here in Washington.
Seth Goren, Project Consultant in the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning. Seth joins the Schusterman International Center from the Hillel at the University of Pittsburgh, where he had been working with their graduate student programs.
Seth has both a legal and a rabbinic background. He practiced law for five years before deciding to go to rabbinical school at Hebrew Union of College, where he was ordained as a rabbi. As project consultant, Seth will be focusing on a number of educational projects, including TalkSpace, student leadership initiatives and educational curricula for various projects.
Yael Kletter, Associate for Organizational Learning and Campus Advancement. Yael graduated from the University of Maryland in 2006 where she studied Government and Politics as well as Judaic Studies. She was a member of Hillel’s Jewish Leadership Council, a member of Hillel’s Board of Directors, and a leader of the tzedek student group. She also spent a year in Hillel's Weinberg Tzedek department as an intern.
In addition to her deep experience with Hillel, Yael brings political and organizational savvy and intuition and knowledge of American Judaism to her position, particularly due to her thesis on American Jews and voting behaviors in Presidential elections. She comes to us most recently from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.
Elizabeth Posner, Associate for Development. Elizabeth recently completed her master's degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also earned a portfolio in religious studies. Her graduate research focused on a small Jewish community in northern Mexico. While completing her graduate degree she worked as a professor's assistant in the Latin American History Department and served on the Board of the Latin American Studies Student Association for two years.
Elizabeth comes to Hillel with over two years' experience in international non-profit organizations based in New York City. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from New York University, as well as a certificate in English language teaching to adults from International House in London. She has taught English in London, Mexico, New York, and Texas. She will be working closely with the Development team to oversee Hillel’s stewardship strategy for top funding partners, as well as to develop proposals and provide support for grant-writing and reporting.
Evelyn Rollins, Senior Accountant. Evelyn is not new to the Schusterman International Center; From 2001 to 2006 Rollins worked as a Hillel staff accountant before assuming the role of senior accountant at So Others Might Eat (SOME) in Washington, D.C. While at SOME Evelyn was oversaw the accounts payable, receivable and grant management functions. Upon the loss of a major funding source, Evelyn temped briefly before being approached by Hillel to assume a newly created position as senior accountant. With the major expansion of the SIC, this role will assist in the increasing financial needs of the organization as a whole.
Rachel Salzman, Associate for the Summit on the University and the Jewish Community. Salzman received her B.A. in European History from the University of Pennsylvania and just completed her M.Phil in Russian Studies at the University of Cambridge. She was active in Jewish life at both universities, and worked on several dramatic productions.
Laura Silberman, Associate Director of the International Division. After spending several months at Hillel's International Center helping Hillel retool its marketing efforts for Taglit-Birthright Israel, Laura has joined the International Department to work on advancing and strengthening Hillel’s global agenda. Laura brings with her nearly a decade of management experience in the non profit world.
Brian West, Building Services Associate.
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