Seth is so excited to join the CU Boulder Hillel team as the Executive Director! Originally from the small town of Boring, Oregon (and yes, that is the real name of the town), Seth has worked in various educational capacities, both domestically and in Israel, and has taught and facilitated leadership courses at the University of Colorado Boulder. In Seth’s most recent role at Hillel International, he served as the Associate Director of Leadership Programs for Hillel International’s professional development department, Hillel U. Through his role with Hillel U, Seth managed the ACCELERATE: Weinberg Executive Training Program for aspiring Hillel Executive Directors and oversaw a year-long comprehensive onboarding program for all new Hillel professionals. Prior to his work with Hillel U, he worked as the Director of Jewish Student Life at Central Florida Hillel, as well as spending a year in Netanya, Israel as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow.
In addition to his professional experiences, Seth is currently studying for his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado, where he will apply his course content to his new role as Executive Director. When he is not working as an educator, you can find Seth writing music, performing, playing ice hockey, traveling, hiking, and enjoying the Colorado playground with his wife, Debbie, and daughter, Hannah. Debbie is also a part of the Hillel family as the BICEP and Israel Engagement Manager for Hillel International.
Noah grew up in Boulder, Colorado and was active in the Jewish community from an early age. Noah served on local and regional youth group boards and began teaching Hebrew and religious school at his local synagogue in high school. He attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology. After graduation, Noah got back into the Jewish professional world by staffing CU Boulder Birthright trips to Israel, which eventually lead him back to Hillel. He has been with CU Boulder Hillel since January 2017. Outside of work, Noah enjoys traveling, cooking, sports, and spending time with friends.
Sydney is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Women's Gender Studies and Cultural Communication Studies. As the IACT Coordinator, she loves all things Israel! Her first trip was in 2010 with her overnight camp on a 3-week excursion which included a sea-to-sea hike! After her first trip to Israel, she was sold and couldn't wait to get back. In 2015 she went on Birthright Israel and then extended her trip for an internship with AHAVA Cosmetics where she lived in the heart of bustling Tel Aviv! This last year Sydney worked for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland as their Public Education Initiative Fellow, overseeing their reading volunteer program in the inner-city schools of Cleveland. Sydney led her first Birthright trip in July 2018 through Cleveland, and is excited to lead many more through CU Boulder! If you have any questions regarding Birthright Israel, please send me an email!