Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman

Written by: buildcreate on October 22nd, 2015

Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman is The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Executive Director of Berkeley Hillel. Before coming to Berkeley Hillel he served as the Director of Hillel at the University of Colorado at Boulder, upon completing his Rabbinic Studies at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Adam grew up in Los Angeles and was active… read more

Lauren Fleischman

Written by: buildcreate on October 22nd, 2015

Lauren Fleischman is the associate director at Berkeley Hillel. An east coast native, Lauren lived in New York City and completed a Master’s degree in Experiential Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Prior to living in NYC, Lauren spent two years studying at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies… read more

Emily Hirschman

Written by: buildcreate on October 22nd, 2015

Emily Hirschman is commonly referred to as “The Glue” on staff. She is the utility always on hand to help hold the staff and Hillel together. She works hard to make Berkeley Hillel run like a well-oiled machine and makes sure that staff and students have what they need to best serve the Jewish student… read more

Rabbi Maya Zinkow

Written by: Emily Hirschman on April 9th, 2021

Rav Maya is thrilled to be the Senior Jewish Educator at Berkeley Hillel! Maya is west coast-born, midwest-raised, and east coast-schooled, and is happy to be returning to her birthplace in the Bay. She received rabbinic ordination and a Masters in Jewish Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary as a Wexner… read more

Jessica Nevins

Written by: Emily Hirschman on August 2nd, 2021

As the Director of Leadership at Berkeley Hillel, Jessica works closely with student leaders serving on the Student Board, Schultz Engagement and Leadership fellows, and Student Group executive representatives. Together, we are growing our student-led programming and strengthening the many ways to be involved in the Berkeley Hillel Community. Jessica first served as Berkeley Hillel’s… read more

Hannah Snyder

Written by: Emily Hirschman on August 17th, 2022

Hannah is so excited to be a part of the Berkeley Hillel community as the Program Associate! Before Berkeley, Hannah attended Tulane University where she completed a degree in Jewish Studies and Public Health with minors in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Religious Studies.  They were an active member of the Tulane Hillel community and… read more

Noga Vilder

Written by: Emily Hirschman on July 27th, 2023

Noga is thrilled to join Berkeley Hillel as the new Israel Fellow! Originally from Zichron-Yaakov, Israel, Noga has spent the last three years in Tel Aviv. She holds a master’s degree in political science from Tel Aviv University. Prior to joining Berkeley Hillel, Noga worked at Intel Israel, focusing on community relations, volunteering, and corporate social responsibility…. read more

Chance Reiniesch

Written by: Emily Hirschman on July 27th, 2023

Chance is thrilled to be joining Berkeley Hillel as the Social Action Associate. Prior to Berkeley Hillel, Chance attended Augsburg University where he completed a degree in Film with a minor in Music Production. While at Augsburg, he was involved in Minnesota Hillel, Interfaith Scholars, and the campus radio station. He is excited to continue… read more

Maddie Schaeffer

Written by: Emily Hirschman on June 16th, 2022

Maddie is excited to join the Berkeley Hillel team as the Marketing and Development Manager. Maddie works with the fundraising team to build and execute grassroots campaigns for Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of Arizona Hillel. Before coming to Hillel International, Maddie spent three years as the Development Associate for Oregon Hillel. Originally from the… read more

Anna Fogelman

Written by: Emily Hirschman on August 7th, 2022

Anna Fogelman is Berkeley Hillel’s office manager.  Her job is to help keep Hillel running  smoothly so the program staff can focus on creating great programs and supporting Cal’s incredible Jewish student community.  Anna previously worked as Berkeley Hillel’s Development Director from 2010-2013 and she is thrilled to be back after a 10-year hiatus. Organizing, supporting… read more