March 13, 2015

Staff

ChayaLeah Sufrin
Executive Director, Long Beach Hillel

Bio coming soon!

Ally Levine 
Director of Jewish Student Life and Springboard Fellow, Long Beach Hillel

Ally Levine graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in elementary education! After college, she spent a year in Netanya, Israel using her teaching credential to teach 4-6th grade classes in English while soaking in the Mediterranean sun and eating all the falafel she could. Ally is happy to be back in Southern California after 5 years and is looking forward to being a part of the wonderful Long Beach Jewish community.

Ally is passionate about Jewish learning and coffee. She helps with holiday events, Shabbat dinners, weekly discussions, and more! She is always excited to grab a coffee and chat!

Reach out to Ally at Ally@BeachHillel.org

Shir Horovitz
Israel Fellow, Long Beach Hillel

Shir grew up in Petach-Tikwa. She served as a commander in the Israel Defense Force and recently graduated from university with a degree in Leadership and Human Resources.

Though she has traveled to eight different countries, this is her first time in America and she is grateful for the chance to begin a new chapter of her life in Long Beach. In her role as a mentor and educator at Beach Hillel, Shir is excited to share her love of Israel with students, holding space for them to ask questions, honor complexity, and engage deeply with what it means to be a Jew in today’s world.

In addition to coordinating immersive learning opportunities and engaging students in the Taglit Birthright experience, Shir will be available for anybody who would like to grab coffee and discuss Israel.

You can email her at shir@BeachHillel.org

Bri Rubin
Springboard Innovation Fellow, Long Beach Hillel

Bri Rubin was born in Texas and grew up primarily in Massachusetts. She studied Psychological Sciences and Studio Art at the University of Vermont and is also a certified yoga teacher. As a college student, she spent three summers traveling around the state of Vermont, generally in the woods on a bicycle, working as a canvasser for an environmental nonprofit. After graduation, Bri traveled to Latin America where she painted murals at hostels and taught yoga at wellness retreats and intentional communities.

Bri loves holistic wellness and honored to be in a position where she can support students as they journey through their college years. She is beyond grateful for the opportunity to deepen her connection to Judaism, expanding her knowledge and understanding of what it means to be Jewish while inspiring students to do the same.

Bri may be emailed at bri@BeachHillel.org

 

Rabbi Drew Kaplan
Shabbat & Holidays Rabbi, Long Beach Hillel

Rabbi Drew Kaplan serves as our Shabbat and holidays rabbi, MC’ing meals at Shabbat and holiday dinners. Having served as the rabbi for over six and a half years for Long Beach Hillel through SoCal Jewish Student Services, Rabbi Drew now provides a merry leadership of such dinners, both in leading blessings, as well as offering advice and wisdom. Rabbi Drew also occasionally teaches throughout the year for Beach Hillel.

Rabbi Drew can be reached at Rabbi@BeachHillel.org

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