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!
Stephanie is so happy to be a part of the UW Hillel community and to get to know you as well as the city of Seattle! Hailing from the other Washington, she most recently worked at the Newseum in D.C. as the Digital Communications Manager. Prior to that, Stephanie was a Student Life Associate at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, NC. Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Sarasota, FL, she is a proud University of Florida alumna (Go Gators!) where she graduated from in 2014 with degrees in Geography, Communications, and Jewish Studies. Having been heavily involved as an undergraduate, she held leadership positions through UF Hillel and the Jewish Student Union and is excited to reconnect with these organizations at UW. She is also an alumna of Nativ 29 and the USY’s HaNegev region. Stephanie is here for you so stop by soon to tell some stories, go on some adventures, and create some memories.
Avishai Gebler is just a Jew on a journey. He has been a professional Jewish educator for over a decade, combining a deep rootedness in traditional texts and practice with creativity and a focus on empowering people to take ownership of their own journey. He studied at several distinguished yeshivot in Israel and New York including Yeshivat Yesodei haTorah and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. He also studied history and religion at Columbia University. Avishai most recently lived in Brooklyn, where he was an educator and community builder for six years. He has served as the rabbinic intern at the Prospect Heights Shul in Brooklyn, Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel in Chicago, and Williams College. Avishai is an avid rock climber and hiker so he’s psyched for the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. But most of all, he is super excited to meet you, to hear your stories, and to explore, encounter and journey with you!
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!
Aviva Krause grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and after spending 11 years in Germany and Israel, she joins us more recently from the University of Central Oklahoma. Most of her family is in WA and she has spent a lot of time here through the years. A dual citizen with Israel, Aviva loves to travel and has been to 30 countries. With over 25 years of admin experience from various government and civilian organizations in the US and abroad, she brings with her a unique perspective on supporting programs. While Aviva was employed by the US Department of Defense in Germany, she founded a humanitarian organization that brought supplies to orphanages in Romania. She has also taught many subjects such as Hebrew, English, Judaic Studies and Middle Eastern cooking, as well as swimming and skiing. An avid snowboarder for 30 years, Aviva was the first lift operator at the first snowboard park in the US, and is very excited to be near mountains again. She is learning to play the bodhran (an Irish, traditional drum) and has recently begun performing at a local pub. Aviva loves to cook, and more importantly to feed people, as well as dabbling in painting and other artwork. If you stop by Hillel, you may get to say shalom to Kali, Aviva's Black Lab mix that has installed herself as Hillel's unofficial greeter.
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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