Board of Directors

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Brandyss Katz

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Deni Volkoff

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Barbara Alpert

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Emily Sukman

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Felice Adler Shohet

Felice Adler Shohet
President

Felice grew up in Atlanta, GA and moved to Seal Beach in 1997 upon completion of her pediatric residency program. She currently practices Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). She has 2 children both of whom attended preschool at the Alpert JCC! Felice wanted to get more involved in the Jewish community so she participated in the Alpert New Leaders Forum. Following that she became a Jewish Federation Board member and co-chair of the Alpert New Leaders Forum. She accepted a position on the Board of Long Beach Beach Hillel as well as a Lentzer Fellow position. In 2018 she became Board Chair for Long Beach Hillel. Through her work with Long Beach Hillel, Felice hopes to encourage young adults to celebrate Jewish learning and living, pursue social justice through tikkun olam and tzedek, and connect to their peers and their local and global Jewish community. She would like to see all the Hillel students develop a lifelong love of Israel (and the knowledge to advocate for Israel effectively whenever necessary), and encourage them to develop and engage with our Long Beach Jewish community since many of them may be our future leaders. She would like to help Hillel continue to be a place where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel!

Jeffrey Bluntinger, PhD

Jeffrey Bluntinger, PhD

Dr. Blutinger holds the Barbara and Ray Alpert Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and is director of the Jewish Studies Program at Long Beach State. He teaches courses in modern European and Middle Eastern Jewish history and Holocaust.

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Josh Kaplan

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Larry Fell

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Leon Shoag

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Linda Simmons

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Melissa Carr

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Nicolas Lippa

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Sol Hess

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Neil Wasserman

Neil has been the Treasurer of Hillel since 1999. The growth we have experienced throughout these years is propelled by the number and quality of young people Beach Hillel has touched in a very positive Jewish way. When Neil was a student at LBCC and CSULB, Hillel had very little Jewish connections on and off campus. Neil sees these students excited and alive with a Jewish confidence that did not exist many years ago. Today, because of my start with being the Treasurer of Hillel, I am self-employed as the Owner of Neil's Bookkeeping. I have previously worked for a CPA firm in Los Angeles for approximately 12 years.