September 02, 2014
Take a break! Go on Taglit-Birthright Israel with UW Hillel this winter! Registration for new applicants opens September 9. Did ...
Registration and Tickets
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UW Hillel Welcome Week Highlights!
Visit the Welcome Week Page for more information.
Friday, Aug 29
Pre-Shabbat Schmooze & ...
Welcome Back BBQ
Wednesday, September 6, 6-8 PM
Will you be there?
Our NEW Restaurant is now open!
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 PM-7:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM -2 PM
Sunday: 10 AM-7 PM
There's one more day left to audition for Jewop,
UW Madison's only Jewish a cappella group!
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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.
608-256-8361 ext. 702
Jennifer Jennings, Administrative Director, plans events, manages data, and communications 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.
608-256-8361 ext. 705
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.
608-256-8361 ext. 709
Lily Nagy-Deak grew up in Portland, Oregon, where she spent most afternoons in its bookstores and forests. Lily holds dual BAs in Theatre Arts, and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. She spent a year studying full time as an Education Fellow at Yeshivat Hadar in NYC, and most recently served as the Interim Education Director at Beth Israel Center here in Madison. Lily has been working in Jewish Education for 10 years, and is excited to join the Hillel world and work with college students. Outside of work, Lily enjoys a good cup of coffee, baking, and backpacking.
608-256-8361 ext. 706
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.
Shlomo Geller and Ora Geller are proud to be the first-ever JLIC Educators at UW-Madison. They arrived in early August from Israel with their one-year old daughter, Hephzibah. Shlomo was born in Israel and served in the IDF as an infantry soldier. He spent six years studying at Yeshivat Beit Orot in Jerusalem. and later received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics from Ariel University. He worked for a year as a lecturer at Ariel University and in a Tel Aviv research group. Shlomo is currently finishing his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Technion in Haifa, where the couple lived. Shlomo enjoys playing soccer, playing musical instruments, and watching movies.
Ora was born in New York, and at four months made Aliyah with her parents to Hashmonaim. After high school she did her community service on Kibbutz Shluchot. She received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Ariel University in Business and Economics. Ora loves painting, puzzles, and cooking.
Rebecca Joey Schwab, Class of 2013 and one of UW Hillel’s student leaders, is thrilled to begin working for UW Hillel. Rebecca spent the greater part of her youth involved with the Young Judaea youth movement, and dedicated herself to Jewish a cappella and teaching Hebrew throughout college. Rebecca most recently worked for the Jewish Federation of Madison as the Assistant Director of Camp Noar Bogrim. After four years of working with the Federation's Midrasha program for, she feels herself a part of the Madison community. Israel education and exploration is high on her list of ways to start the day. Rebecca studied Hebrew literature and Jewish history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Jewish Studies B.A., Hebrew and Semitic Studies B.A., and a certificate in Middle Eastern studies.
608-256-8361 ext 703