April 07, 2014
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This past weekend, Jewop — UW-Madison’s very own Jewish a cappella group — took home several impressive ...
Celebrate Passover at UW Hillel this April!
UW Hillel offers seders on both the first and second night of Passover ...
See you at Shabbat!
Our next Shabbat is Friday, April 4.
Sponsored by Marla and Adam Gamoran.
Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Services at 6 PM
Free Shabbat Dinner at 7 PM
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Rock for Peace
A Battle of the Bands raising money for Hand in Hand:Center for Jewish Arab Education in Israel
Thursday, April 24 7-10 PM
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Nominate your friends, favorite program, and organization!
Award Ceremony at Student Appreciation Night
May 8, 2014 at 6:30
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Greg Steinberger holds a master's degree in social work from the Sol Drachler Program in Jewish Communal Leadership at the University of Michigan. He has worked for the UW Hillel since 1999. Prior to coming to the UW Greg worked at the Ohio State University Hillel, where he served as associate director, and learned at the knee of our talented and creative director Joseph Kohane. Greg received the 2002 Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award for his work to transform the UW Hillel Foundation into one of national recognition and excellence. Under his leadership, the UW Hillel has been transformed from a small well-liked, yet sleepy, campus institution to one that reaches increasingly large numbers of Jewish students, and is an example for what Hillels can and should become.
UW Hillel graduates can be found working in every major Jewish organization in America. To this end, Greg was recognized at the 2004 AIPAC policy conference as an "ally of the year" for his work in developing pro-Israel activists at both the lay and professional level.
Rabbi Andrea C. Steinberger serves as a rabbi at the Hillel Foundation at the University of Wisconsin. She provides spiritual leadership and pastoral counseling to members of the University of Wisconsin’s Jewish community, and helps create and expand opportunities for the exploration and expression of Jewish life and values at the University of Wisconsin. Rabbi Steinberger also represents Hillel in the larger Jewish community, as well as in the general university community.
Rabbi Steinberger received her ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997 and her BA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Scott was born and raised in Utah. Received his B.A. in History from the University of Utah and then attended the University of Wisconsin in the Secondary Ed Certification department. Scott has a wide range of skills and has worked as an educator, chef, painter, jeweler, and in the specialty coffee industry. He met his wife, Rachel Krinsky, in Utah and moved back to her home town of Madison . He has 2 children, Kenna and Nathan. In his spare time he enjoys long distance road bicycling, cooking, playing Ultimate Frisbee and being with his family.
Jennifer Jennings, Director of Jewish Student Life, is excited to be back in Madison working for UW Hillel. Jennifer most recently worked at Jewish Child & Family Services in Chicago as the Grants and Planning Associate and as a religious school teacher at Chicago Sinai Congregation. Jennifer was a leader of Limmud Chicago, sitting on the steering committee and leading the program committee for the past two years. She has an M.A. from University of Chicago Divinity School and a B.A. in Government from Smith College. Jennifer enjoys hiking, reading, browsing bookstores, and drinking really good coffee with friends and family.
Jeremy was born and raised in Sarasota, FL, and graduated from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, with a BA in Health Care Management. During his time spent in Gainesville, Jeremy worked for Hillel at the University of Florida, as a Shabbat and Holidays Programming intern, and as a Jewish Student Education Programming intern. After becoming engaged on top of Masada, on a Hillel Birthright trip, Jeremy and his wife Andrea were married at the University of Florida Hillel. When he isn’t working, Jeremy enjoys playing guitar, discussing all things Jewish, and spending time with his wonderful wife Andrea, and their dog Zoe.
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Rinat was born in Ukraine and raised in Israel. Rinat has BA in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science from Bar- Ilan University and School of Radiology at the Medical Center “Asaf HaRofe” in Israel. Rinat also holds Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from the Spertus Institute in Chicago. She moved to Madison from Chicago two years ago following her husband who is a professor at UW-Madison. Prior to joining UW Hillel as a Development and Marketing Associate she volunteered for one year at UW Hillel and at Jewish Social Services. Rinat participated in the Future Directions program of the Jewish Federation of Madison and she is a member of Family Education Committee. Rinat is a mother of two, Liane and Adam. Rinat enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and travelling.
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Mickey Azizullahoff Komar was born in Jerusalem and later moved with his family to Efrat. After high school, Mickey joined a 5 year program on Kibbutz Ein Tzurim where he studied in a Yeshiva (Jewish Collage) for 2 years and then another 3 years in the IDF. After the army Mickey worked with different youth groups and spent a year with World Bnei Akiva “Tafnit” year program for youth from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Mickey then went on to study for his BA in Education and Youth Studies in Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva during which Mickey met and Married his wife Racheli. Mickey and Racheli are now here in Madison as the Jewish Agency for Israel Shlichim (Ambassadors) and work both with the Jewish Federation of Madison and UW Hillel Israel Fellows.