Amee Huppin Sherer has been working as a Jewish Educator in the Seattle area for over 30years. She has taught almost every age group from first grade to adults, and most recently was on the faculty at the Seattle Jewish Community School for thirteen years. She has her BA in Jewish Studies and her Masters in Education, both from UW. She is delighted to have returned to Hillel at the University of Washington, where she was the program director for three years in the early nineties, and the Acting Director when Rabbi Dan Bridge took a sabbatical in 1995. Amee is married to Michael Sherer and they have two college-age children. She is a fan of all things purple (Go Huskies!) and has been known to find the best deals in town because she loves coupons and sales. She always has a good stash of chocolate in her office so stop by and say hello!
Rabbi Josh Weisman served most recently as the Jewish Emergent Network Rabbinic Fellow at the Kavana Cooperative in Seattle. He was ordained by the pluralistic Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Massachusetts in 2018. While there, he interned at MIT Hillel. Prior to rabbinical school, Rabbi Josh worked for 12 years primarily as a grassroots organizer in his native San Francisco Bay Area. He is a connoisseur of good niggunim, and is passionate about the intersection of Judaism and justice. He believes that Judaism is radically loving, and sometimes wacky, so he tries to keep things a little irreverent. He is happy to be alive in a moment when so many expressions of Jewish life are flourishing, and loves supporting people from all backgrounds in blazing their own Jewish paths. On weekends, you'll find him singing, reading, walking around Seattle's beautiful neighborhoods and parks, and exploring the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two children. Rabbi Josh also loves speaking Hebrew and Spanish, so try him!
Originally from Providence, RI, Nomi is new to the Seattle area. After high school, Nomi spent a gap year in Israel on Young Judaea Year Course and soon thereafter, enlisted into the Israel Defense Forces, serving two years as a combat soldier in Israel's Home Front Command. Nomi came back to the U.S. for school and received a B.A. in Religion and Jewish Studies from Northeastern University in Boston. Nomi started staffing Birthright Israel trips during her time at Northeastern and after she graduated, Birthright Israel became her full time job through positions at Cornell University Hillel and Boston University Hillel. She has led 18 Birthright Israel trips with a variety of different trip organizers and continues to be involved with Birthright Israel through initiatives like Birthright Fellows.
Nomi is a military significant other ("MILSO"). Passionate about: Her two nieces who live in Israel, yoga, hiking, swimming, traveling, and sustainable living.
This Jconnect Community Manager position (interim) is made possible by a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Hillel UW.
Terri Green has been working in the field of development for the past 20 years. Her professional focus has been on supporting social justice causes through successful special event planning, grant writing and marketing. Terri has a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she met her husband, Damian Green (an oncologist and UW faculty member), while standing in line at Miami’s Hillel for a Passover Seder in 1990. Terri is excited to dedicate her creative energies to UW Hillel and is deeply committed to cultivating the essential link that Hillel provides connecting our Seattle Jewish community to the future. When not at work, you can find her out with her four fantastic daughters and husband swimming, skiing, hiking and just loving the Pacific Northwest.
Jonathan is a lifelong resident of NE Seattle and has been active in Jewish communal affairs his entire adult life. A graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME, (where he was president of Hillel during his senior year!), a student at the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel, and a camper at Camp Solomon Schechter in Tumwater, WA, he spent 27 years working in medical group administration in the Seattle area. Jonathan loves to travel – to Israel, France and all around Washington State – and takes great pride in the growing number of Jews, synagogues, and Jewish communal institutions in the Puget Sound area. In addition to his two grown sons and his 30 year marriage to his wife Catherine, he is most proud to have guided the opening of the Seattle Jewish Primary School in 1992. Jonathan is passionate about Jewish community, education, identity, observance, and continuity and is excited to help promote these values through Hillel at UW!
Sheri is a licensed clinical social worker with over 18 years of experience as a counselor working with adolescents, undergraduate and graduate students. For the past 8 years she has been a counselor at the UW School of Medicine providing counseling and wellness programming for medical students and Rehab Medicine graduate students. She has her BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington. As a native Seattleite, she is both a Husky fan and a Trojan fan – although it is a bit difficult when the two schools play each other. Sheri has many connections with the Jewish community in the Seattle area and has enjoyed coming to Hillel over the past few years for Passover lunches, B’nai mitzvah services, and other community events. Sheri is the proud mom of two college age daughters and enjoys time with her family, getting outside in the beautiful PNW, exploring independent bookstores, and going to outdoor music festivals. If you are a graduate student, feel free to reach out to her to set up an appointment. Young adults with our Jconnect program are welcome to reach out to Sheri for a referral.
Daniel Bridge served as Rabbi and Executive Director of Hillel UW from 1988-2007. Since retiring from Hillel, he has served as Interim Manager of Northwest Community Programs at the Student Conservation Association; Organizational Consultant to the Somali Community Services Organization; and Consultant to College Access Now and Senior Services of King County.
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