Executive Director, Long Beach Hillel
ChayaLeah Sufrin, raised mainly In Southern California, always dreamed of working on a college campus. After attending university in New York, ChayaLeah moved back to So Cal and spent 15 years teaching High school Jewish history and as the Education Director at Shul by the Shore. For the past few years ChayaLeah served as the Jewish educator at Beach Hillel and just recently moved into her current position as Executive Director. ChayaLeah has been married to her husband Boruch for 18 years and together they have 4 sons. Jewish education and building community are ChayaLeah’s two main passions- she also loves the New England Patriots.
Reach out to ChayaLeah Sufrin at clsufrin@BeachHillel.org
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 Levine at Ally@BeachHillel.org
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.
Reach out to Bri Ruben at bri@BeachHillel.org
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.
Reach out to Shir Horovitz at shir@BeachHillel.org