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Friday, September 27th, please join us for UNC Hillel's 2nd annual Shabbat in the Union!
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Shabbat at Hillel
Services 6:15 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 ...
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North Carolina Hillel is a proud beneficiary of the Beth Israel Federated Charities of Fayetteville, the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, the Greensboro Jewish Federation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation, the Western North Carolina Jewish Federation and the Winston-Salem Jewish Community Council.
North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Full Time Staff
Ari Gauss, Executive Director
Michelle Brownstein Horowitz, Assistant Director
Emily Cable, Engagement Associate
Liat Srur, Israel Fellow
Sarah Cohen Domont, Director of Statewide Initiatives
Leah Josephson, Development and Communications Associate
Linda Ellentuck, Bookkeeper and Operations Coordinator
Ari Gauss (email)
Ari is entering his fifth 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, in her third 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 Political Science 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.
Sarah Cohen Domont (email)
Director of Statewide Initiatives
Emily Cable (email)
Emily recently graduated from Elon University where she studied Public Health and Human Services. She was an active member of Hillel where she served on the student board, worked as an engagement intern, and founded a Challah for Hunger chapter. She spent a semester studying abroad in Israel and has since returned twice to staff Birthright trips. Although she is from outside of Boston and will always be a Boston girl, she is thrilled to return to North Carolina to begin work as the Engagement Associate for UNC Hillel.
Liat Srur (email)
Liat was born and raised on Kibbutz Snir in Israel’s Upper Galilee. Her second home is on the other side of Israel, at the dolphin reef in Eilat where she worked on and off for the last 7 years. For the last two years, she worked in the Division of Public Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she was also a student for her BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies. Liat also interned in Israel’s Ministry of the Interior in the Office of the Vice Director General. Her parents made aliyah (moved to Israel) from Argentina, so after the army, she traveled to South America – mainly to Argentina – to visit her family, developing a deep love for Latin music, specially tango and flamenco.
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)!
Linda Ellentuck (email)
Bookkeeper & 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 three years ago. She is most proud on 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 beginning Ravenscroft, entering the 6th grade.