Beach Hillel

The home for Jewish college students in Long Beach and surrounding areas
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What is Beach Hillel? Who is Beach Hillel? Find out more!

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Whether it’s weekly events, special one-off events, or holiday programming, Beach Hillel has a variety of things happening to engage students.

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Are you a student looking to get more involved, even internships?

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Beach Hillel can’t do what it does without community support and greatly appreciate your help in making it happen!

Beach Hillel has a variety of programming to help Jewish students at CSULB and area schools connect with other Jewish students as well as with their Jewish heritage


The folks who make Beach Hillel run

Rachel Kaplan

Executive Director
Rachel Kaplan serves as the executive director for Beach Hillel, where she has proudly been working for the past 7+ years. She is happy to provide an enriching opportunity for students on campus.

Joel Bond

Innovation Specialist
Joel is entering his second year as the innovation specialist for Beach Hillel, as part of the Springboard Fellowship, run by Hillel International.

Chaya Leah Sufrin

Jewish Educator
Chaya Leah Sufrin is a busy woman and we’re happy to have her as a part-time Jewish educator (she’s got a lot going on!)

Maya Unger

Israel Fellow
Maya is our incoming Israel fellow

Ally Levine

Ezra Fellow
Ally Levine is our first-ever Ezra Fellow and will be serving as our engagement associate. Ally graduated from the University of Kansas and then spent a year in Israel using her teaching credential to teach 4-6th grade classes in English. Ally is happy to be returning to Southern California after 5 years!

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