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San Francisco Hillel is a beneficiary of The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The Koret Foundation, and The Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund. San Francisco Hillel is accredited by Hillel International: The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life.
Ollie Benn Interim Executive Director
Ollie is very active in the Bay Area Jewish community, where he recently sat on the Jewish Community Federation's Board of Directors as a board observer, served in the Federation's Fed Fellows program, and served on the Jewish Community Relations Council's metropolitan council. Professionally, Ollie worked for many years as a lawyer (primarily at the international law firm Duane Morris) representing corporate and technology clients, before founding and running a medical device company. In his free time he loves soccer, yoga and skiing. Email Ollie
Office: (415) 333-4922 ext. 16
Rachel Nilson Assistant Director of Jewish Student Life
Rachel Nilson grew up in Sonoma County, where her Jewish experiences revolved around her synagogue. As a student at San Francisco State University, where she majored in History and minored in Jewish studies, she was active with SF Hillel's student board, Israel Coalition, and as a Koret Israel Intern. Jewish campus life opened up a whole new focus for her, and now as the Assistant Director of Jewish Student Life she is passionate about working with students to sustain a welcoming, fun, and diverse Jewish community. Outside of Hillel Rachel enjoys participating in projects such as Abraham's Vision, visiting museums, hiking, and travel. Email Rachel
Office: (415) 333-4922 ext. 14
Sima Toledano Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel
Sima is excited to return for a second year at San Francisco Hillel! Before moving from Tel Aviv to the world's best city, Sima served three years in the IDF as company commander, reaching the rank of Second Lieutenant, at Havat Hashomer, a base focusing on juvenile delinquent basic training. She then entered Tel Aviv University, where she majored in sociology and psychology. In her spare time, Sima enjoys dancing, reading, concocting new cocktail recipes, and studying philosophy.
Office: (415) 333-4922 ext.15
Koret Student Fellows 2013 - 2014
The Koret Student Fellowship empowers students to take ownership of their Jewish campus community and enhance professional skills and experience. The fellowship consists of a cohort of 5 - 6 students, each charged with a different area of responsibility, who alongside our staff, collectively co-design and implement San Francisco Hillel's strategy for engagement, programming, education, development, and community relations.
Student Engagement Fellow: Ali Uro-May
Campus Liaison Fellow: Cory Rayden
Israel Education Fellow: Jason Steckler
Social Media and Public Relations Fellow:
Community Relations Fellow: Aaron Fisher
The Peer-Network Engagement Internship is designed to enhance Jewish life on campus. The
internship establishes a cohort of 3 - 5 student interns charged with
building relationships with their uninvolved peers and connecting them
with Jewish resources and opportunities on campus.