Neubauer Executive Director | Associate Director | Assistant Director | |Senior Jewish Educator | Director of Development |Program Associate - Taglit-Birthright Israel | Program Associate | Development Assistant | Administrative Coordinator | Rabbinic Fellow
Jeffrey Summit, Neubauer Executive Director, is a double Jumbo, having received both a MA and Ph.D. from Tufts. He also serves as Tufts' Jewish chaplain and Research Professor in the Department of Music and the Judaic Studies Program. His CD "Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda" was nominated for a GRAMMY award. He recently finished a new CD for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings on the music of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim coffee farmers of the Delicious Peace Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative in Uganda. He is passionate about hiking, guitars, mandolins, traditional American music and Jewish music.
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Lenny Goldstein, Associate Director, is the Chief Operating/Financial Officer of Tufts Hillel. He works closely with the Executive Director on issues regarding strategic planning and organizational management and is responsible for fiscal and budgetary management, facility utilization, staff management and administration, as well as financial and board resource development. Lenny holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Boston University. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys live theater, great books and bad tv.
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Bloom, Assistant Director & Repair the World Director of Social Justice
is responsible for overseeing the vast array of programming at Tufts Hillel. As Repair the World Director of Social Justice, Lauren's work has a special focus on making social justice an integral component of work on campus. Lauren is a Syracuse alumna,
and holds a graduate degree in Social Work. Prior to her appointment
at Tufts Hillel, Lauren directed youth programming at a large
synagogue and has also worked extensively with the foster
care system and troubled youth.
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Rabbi Kerrith Rosenbaum, Senior Jewish Educator
Kerrith is originally from Weston, Connecticut. She received her BA from Wesleyan University where she was a religion major. Upon graduation she worked for UJA-Federation of New York in the Educational Resources and Organizational Development department. She spent the next five years working as the Family Life Educator and Director of Teen Programming at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in New York. While at JTS Kerrith was a recipient of the Neubauer Fellowship, served as the Rabbinical School Admissions Intern and was the Resnick Intern at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Pennsylvania. She is passionate about creating space for students to explore and articulate their own Jewish identities and about being a partner in engaging the world through a diversity of Jewish lenses.
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Fran Kantor, Director of Development
Fran is responsible for raising the funds required to support the Tufts Hillel programs. She transitioned to development from the corporate world with the desire to find more meaningful work and is pleased to say that she’s never looked back. Prior to coming to Tufts, Fran held positions of increasing responsibility raising funds for The Rashi School and, most recently, served as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Kehillah Schechter Academy. Originally from New York, Fran lives in Brookline where she is an active member of Temple Beth Zion and has been on their Board for a number of years.
Adina Allen, Rabbinic Fellow
Adina Allen is a fourth-year rabbinical student at Hebrew College and a Tufts alumna. Originally from Oak Park, IL Adina graduated from Tufts with a BA in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. While at Tufts she directed the Tufts Wilderness Orientation Program. Upon graduation Adina explored the connections between Judaism and organic farming as an ADAMAH environmental leadership fellow. She went on to serve for two years as the Assistant Editor of Tikkun magazine in the Bay Area. As a rabbinical student Adina was a recipient of the Wexner graduate fellowship and is currently a CIRCLE interfaith leadership fellow. Her passion lies at the intersection of Judaism, ecology and creativity.
Alyza Weinberg , Program Associate
Alyza is responsible for supervising our student board and student executives. Alyza also plays a critical role in Hillel's Alternative Spring Breaks. Alyza was born and raised in Canada and graduated from the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Before moving to Boston, Alyza participated in AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps and worked at a public charter high school in inner-city Washington, DC.
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Andrew Cohen , Program Associate-Taglit-Birthright Engagement
Andrew is responsible for connecting with the Jewish student community and organizing the Birthright trips to Israel. Andrew Cohen is originally from Orlando, Florida. He attended the University of South Florida, where he received his degree in Business Management. While in college, Andrew was very active within his Jewish community. He served as the AIPAC Campus Liaison, Hasbara Senior Fellow, and was the Hillel Grinspoon Intern. His first trip to Israel was on Birthright in the winter of 2007. That experience had a huge impact on his life and began his desire to encourage students to participate in such an inspiring trip as well.
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Lesley Kristeller, Development Associate is responsible for assisting in raising funds in support of Tufts Hillel's mission and vision. Lesley holds a B.S. in Business from Salem State College. Prior to holding a position at Hillel, Lesley had a longtime career in the Telecom and Public Safety industry. She is an avid gardener and local Medford resident.
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Tracy McNamara, Administrative Coordinator is responsible for all of the logistics regarding the Tufts Hillel building and students programming. Tracy is originally from Canton, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Tampa where she received her degree in Psychology. After college, Tracy participated in Otzma, a 10 month volunteer in Israel. After the program, Tracy was incredibly inspired to work in the Jewish world and began has now begun her journey!
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