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North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Ari Gauss, Executive Director
Michelle Brownstein Horowitz, Assistant Director
Sarah Cohen Domont, Director of Statewide Initiatives
Itay Asaf, Israel Fellow
Itzik Bader, Charlotte Hillel Jewish Life Associate
Linda Ellentuck, Bookkeeper and Operations Coordinator
Leah Josephson, Development and Communications Associate
Danielle Scheinman, Engagement Associate
Miriam Sichel, North Carolina State Hillel Campus Coordinator
Ari Gauss (email)
Ari is entering his sixth year as NC Hillel's Executive Director, and loves life in The Southern Side of Heaven after twelve years in the northeast. He lived for nine years in New York City, where he served as a Director of Development for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, and also received masters degrees in non-profit management from New York University and Judaic studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He previously earned a BA in Philosophy from Pomona College.
Ari has also worked for Hillel at Tufts University and Yale University. In fact, he and his wife, Hollis, met when they were both Hillel Jewish Campus Service Corps Fellows. Hollis and Ari are the proud parents of Aaron, who is a Tar Heel born and a Tar Heel bred.
A native San Franciscan, Ari also lived in Jerusalem for two years, where he was the Jerusalem Little League Baseball Commissioner and coached the Israeli national baseball team for three summers.
Michelle Brownstein Horowitz (email)
Michelle Brownstein Horowitz, in her fourth year as NC Hillel's Assistant Director, worked previously in a variety of positions in K-12 and higher education. Most recently, she ran an after-school program in the Durham Public Schools while completing her Master's Degree in Multicultural Education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. During her Master's program, Michelle particularly enjoyed teaching an Introduction to Communications class for first-year students.
Prior to living in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, Michelle spent eight years in Washington, DC, earning her B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics and Government from American University, working in political communications and running a dropout prevention program in the DC public schools.
Michelle was also involved in the lay-led Shabbat service and social justice group Tikkun Leil Shabbat, where she served on the leadership group and met her husband, Jonathan. In her free time Michelle likes to run and make jewelry.
Sarah Cohen Domont (email)
Director of Statewide Initiatives
Itay Asaf (email)
Itzik Bader (email)
Charlotte Hillel Jewish Life Associate
Itzik was born and raised in Israel, where he served in the IDF and Israel Police Department. He moved with his wife and children to the US in 2001, settling in New Jersey, where he worked for many years at the YM-YWHA of North Jersey in Wayne, and served as the Hillel Director at William Paterson University. He recently relocated once more with his family to North Carolina and is excited to be a part of the NC Hillel team.
Linda Ellentuck (email)
Bookkeeper and Operations Coordinator
Linda was born
on Long Island, NY and graduated Hofstra University with a BBA majoring
in accounting. She has extensive accounting experience (public &
private), working with Price Waterhouse and Interstate Hotels / Marriott
Hotels, and as a self-employed accountant. She lived in South Florida
for 20 years before moving to Cary, NC five years ago. She is most
proud of her 25-year marriage to her husband, Joel, and her two amazing
children. Her son, Andrew, is a student at UNC-Greensboro and her
daughter, Remy, is entering the 8th grade at Ravenscroft.
Leah Josephson (email)
Development and Communications Associate
Leah Josephson graduated in 2011 from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism, women's
studies and French. Before coming to Hillel she worked as a fundraiser
and communications manager for Lillian's List, a PAC that supports women
candidates running for office in NC. While a student at Carolina, Leah
worked as the communications assistant for the Carolina Womens
Center and coordinated interpersonal violence prevention peer education
programs. Leah likes flea markets, WUNC public radio and going on
adventures in search of great food (she loves eating but not cooking)!
Danielle Scheinman (email)
Miriam Sichel (email)
North Carolina State Hillel Campus Coordinator
Sichel is thrilled to be the new Campus Coordinator for Hillel at NC State and
the newest member of the North Carolina Hillel team. After receiving her BA in
Economics from Colorado College, Miriam began her professional career as an
Evaluator for the General Accounting Office in Chicago. While in Chicago, she
started volunteering with the Jewish Federation, eventually leading to a
professional position as a Campaign Associate. Since receiving her Masters
degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Miriam worked
as a clinical therapist in several community agencies, including Jewish Family
Services of the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation. Her volunteer activities in
recent years include sitting on Beth Meyer Synagogueʼs Board of Directors for
six years as both membership and fundraising chairs. Miriam has lived in
Raleigh for 15 years with her husband Larry, and their three teenage sons,
Jacob, Adam and Ethan.