Television / Radio
March 02, 2015
February 25, 2015
Jim is passionate about creating opportunities for students to learn, collaborate, lead and explore their world, and he is also eager to activate an alumni and parents network. Before coming to Santa Cruz Hillel, Jim worked as a business attorney in New York and California. He has also been very involved in pro bono work and recently served as a volunteer attorney for the California Innocence Project. Jim grew up in the New York area and attended University of Maryland as an undergrad. He received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. In 2004, he relocated with his family from New York to Santa Cruz. Jim and his wife have two teenage daughters (oy vey), who are discovering their own Jewish identities. In his free time, Jim enjoys arguing about politics, hanging out with his family, hiking, and running. He is also an avid home cook.
Having lived in San Francisco for the past 11 years, Leah is beyond excited to return home to Santa Cruz County and join the Santa Cruz Hillel community this fall! After founding the Jewish sorority Lambda Chi Mu and interning with SF Hillel she graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Beyond college she lived in Israel for 9 months volunteering with low-income children at a preschool and tutoring children at an after school program. The true Aptos native can never get enough of the beach and loves taking pictures, watching/ attending baseball games (go Giants!), and making jewelry.
She is thrilled to meet each and every one of you!
Alice is looking forward to sharing stories about Israel with you, so come armed with some good ones. She served in the IDF (and carried a riffle twice her size) and then went on to receive her BA and Masters in Business and Entrepreneurship. She loves to cook (especially spicy foods) and can't wait to swap recipes with you. She also enjoys long hikes, relaxing yoga lessons on the beach, tennis, and group runs. Outside of having an active lifestyle, she also loves the arts and guitar, but any kind of live music will do. The most important thing is that she loves to laugh and is always on the hunt for the next best joke. Alice can't wait to meet you!
Originally from Chicago, Arlyne has made it a point to live in beautiful places, such as Paris, Napa Valley, and now Santa Cruz where she and her husband have raised two sons. Working at Hillel in an administrative capacity has been part of her life since 2006. She works mornings, and welcomes students to come by to say hi!