This past Monday a group of Israeli university students came to visit Charlottesville and speak with UVa students at the ...
Before I came to Israel, I really had no connection with the Jewish side of myself. My family celebrated Rosh ...
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Jake Rubin, Executive Director Originally from Richmond, Jake holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University. In 2009, he received his Rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), from which he also graduated with a Master's of Arts in Hebrew Letters. While a student at RRC, Jake served as the Jewish Student Advisor at Swarthmore College, an affiliate of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia. He also worked as a chaplain for Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia and as an educator and student Rabbi for a number of congregations during his time at RRC. Prior to rabbinical school, Jake was a fellow for PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values. Jake has joined our community along with his wife Lindsay and their children Sophie and Jonah. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debbie Stone, Assistant Director
Born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, Debbie began her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and earned her degree at Fairfield University graduating cum laude with B.A. in History and a minor in Religious Studies. Post college, she worked in finance at a Hedge Fund, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Debbie then changed her career path to follow her passion for education. She earned a graduate degree in Secondary History Education with a Master of Arts in Teaching. To continue on the path of education, in 2013-2014, Debbie moved to Israel where she volunteered and taught English to underprivileged students in Netanya for MASA Israel Teaching Fellows. While in Israel, Debbie was selected to take part in the MASA-Hillel Fellowship, which led her to join our team at the Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at UVa. In her spare time, you can find Debbie staying active by traveling, cycling, running or skiing. She can be reached email@example.com.
Melissa Kansky, Israel Engagement Associate
Melissa is thrilled to join the staff at the Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at the University of Virginia and work as the Israel Engagement Associate. She recently completed her first year as a Hillel professional at the University of Florida, and she is excited to continue supporting blue and orange (and now Mr. Jefferson). Melissa graduated from Elon University, where she developed a love of country music. However, she remains a proud Jersey girl, who more closely affiliates with Bruce Springsteen than the cast of Jersey Shore. Her favorite things include macaroni and cheese, coffee, ice cream and laughing. She also loves to read, hike and travel. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.