About The Springboard Fellowship

Innovation Specialist

Reimagine — and redesign — Jewish life on campus. As an Innovation Specialist, you’ll be trained in the Design Thinking methodology to spark new ideas, to connect with students, and to infuse creativity into all aspects of Hillel’s work. In this role, you need to be a creative thinker who embraces challenges, takes risks, fails, and learns from the past, while maintaining your passion and sense of humor.

2020 - 2022 Host Campuses
CA Hillel 818 CSUN, Pierce College, LA Valley College
CA UCLA Hillel
DE University of Delaware Hillel
FL Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach
FL Central Florida Hillel
FL University of Florida Hillel
IA University of Iowa Hillel
IL Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LA Tulane Hillel
NY Baruch College Hillel
NY Hillel at Ithaca College
NY Hillel of Buffalo
NY Queens College Hillel
NY University at Albany Hillel
OH Ohio State Hillel
ONT (Canada) Guelph Hillel
PA Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh
PA Penn State Hillel
RI Brown RISD Hillel
VA William and Mary Hillel
VA University of Virginia Hillel
VT University of Vermont Hillel

Social Justice Specialist

Empower students to make change on a local and domestic level guided by Jewish values, texts, and history. As a Social Justice Specialist, you’ll receive training in the areas of engagement, social action and community organizing, and learn how to seamlessly weave Judaism into your work as a Hillel engagement professional. To excel in this role, you must believe college students can change the world and consider justice an inherently Jewish cause.

2020 - 2022 Host Campuses-
CA Hillel at Stanford
CA UCLA Hillel
DC Hillel at George Washington University
DC American University Hillel
FL Hillel at Florida International University
IL University of Chicago Hillel
MA Boston University Hillel
MA Hillel at Brandeis University
MD University of Maryland Hillel
NY Hillels of Westchester
OR Oregon Hillel Foundation
VT University of Vermont Hillel

Ezra Jewish Education Specialist

Bring Jewish learning to life on campus. As an Ezra Jewish Education Specialist, you’ll be trained in pluralistic and experiential Jewish education techniques to infuse Jewish learning into your work as an engagement professional. In this role, you should have a deep passion for Jewish wisdom, history and culture, and want to share that with others.

2020 - 2022 Host Campuses
CA UC San Diego Hillel
CA University of Southern California Hillel
MA Clark University Hillel
MA Boston University Hillel
NY Hunter College Hillel
NY NYU Hillel Bronfman Center
PA Hillel at Temple University
TX Texas A&M Hillel
VA Hillel at Virginia Tech
WI Hillel Milwaukee

Josh Feldman

Vice President, Leadership Development and Springboard Jfeldman@hillel.org

Josh Feldman is passionate about the intersections of creativity and leadership. Most recently, Josh was the Founding Director of the Institute for Jewish Creativity and Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center for Continuing Education at American Jewish University. Previously, he was the Director of the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. Prior to that, Josh was the Jeremiah Fellowship National Director for the Progressive Jewish Alliance, now known as Bend the Arc. He is an alumnus of the Jeremiah Fellowship, Selah and ROI. He is a skilled trainer who focuses on creativity and leadership development.

Heather Paul

Assistant Director, Springboard Fellowship Hpaul@hillel.org

Heather Paul brings over ten years of experience at Hillel, in Jewish life and in-service work. She previously worked as an engagement and program professional for Santa Cruz Hillel and Hillel at Stanford. Heather is passionate about empowering others to define and create their own Judaism, and the meaningful conversations shared over coffee with students and colleagues were here favorite part of campus work. Heather holds B.A. degrees in Creative Writing and History, as well as an M.A. in History from UC Santa Cruz, and a graduate certificate in Jewish education from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Heather is currently a rabbinical student in the ALEPH ordination program.

Becca Habalow

Senior Operations Associate, Springboard Fellowship bhabalow@hillel.org

Becca is passionate about empowering young adults as they form their own Jewish identities and in turn shape the larger Jewish community. As a former student leader at Hillel, Becca is excited to support the work of the Springboard Fellowship and focus on the details both big and small to ensure operations run smoothly. Becca is an involved leader in her community in Boulder, Colorado where she founded and lived Moishe House. She also worked as an educator at Boulder Jewish Community Center, supporting young children and families. Becca holds an BS from University of Vermont and an MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver.

Mimi Kravetz

Chief Experience and Talent Officer Mkravetz@hillel.org

Mimi Kravetz creates and executes on a new strategy for Hillel and the Jewish nonprofit sector to more deeply invest in our most important asset, our professionals. Mimi came to this role after six years as a Google Executive in the Marketing and People Operations or HR Functions. From this work, she brings a passion for building great workplaces, empowering employees, creating products/projects based on deep user insights, and driving innovation. Mimi began her career as a Jewish nonprofit professional at Hillel at Stanford in an engagement fellowship program like Springboard and, after over a decade in the business world at American Express and Google rejoined Hillel in 2015. Mimi has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Tufts University graduating summa cum laude with majors in International Relations and Judaic Studies.

Sarah Fried

Vice President Of Institutional And Leadership Giving Sfried@hillel.org

Sarah Fried is Hillel International’s Vice President of Institutional and Leadership Giving.  In this role she oversees movement wide fundraising efforts for key initiatives, including the Springboard Fellowship, working closely with institutional donors and strategic partners to align interests with areas of need.  Before joining Hillel she was most recently the Vice President for Leadership Giving at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore where she oversaw leadership giving for the annual campaign and lead efforts in resource development. Previous roles include Development Director at Krieger Schechter Day School and Johns Hopkins Hillel in Baltimore, MD. Sarah received a MSW from The University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College.

Nikki Goldrod

Assistant Director, Talent Acquisition Ngoldrod@hillel.org

Nikki Goldrod’s job focuses on bringing great talent to Hillel through hiring early and mid-career professionals, and the Innovation and Social Justice tracks of the Springboard Fellowship. Before working for Hillel International, she worked on campus at Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach as an Engagement Associate, and most recently as Assistant Director of Broward County. Nikki attributes her professional growth to her time spent as a campus professional, which is why she is passionate about hiring, coaching and developing our future leaders and professionals on campus. Nikki graduated from the University of Central Florida with a focus in International Relations and Middle East studies.

David Korenthal

Associate Director of Talent Acquisition at Hillel International dkorenthal@hillel.org

David Korenthal is the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition at Hillel International, where he works with mid-career professionals and Jewish educators and Rabbis, including the Ezra track of Springboard, to bring the best talent to Hillels around the country. Prior to his time at Hillel, he worked  at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Greater Boston’s Jewish Federation as the IACT National Program Officer. Currently based in Boston, David is originally from the Chicago area and graduated from Ithaca College in 2010 with a BA in History. Upon graduation, David spent time living in Cairo, Egypt, and then a year living, working, and volunteering in Israel as a fellow on OTZMA 26. He then worked as the Engagement Associate at UChicago Hillel. David also spent 14 summers as a camper, counselor, and unit head at Camp Interlaken JCC in Eagle River, Wisconsin. He is a 2016 graduate of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership program at Brandeis University, where he completed dual MBA and MA degrees.

Springboard Educators

  • Ira Blum

    Assistant Director, University Of Pennsylvania Hillel

  • Arielle Krule

    Director of the Jewish Learning Fellowship, Hillel International

  • Mollie Andron

    Program Director, Amplifier

  • Rabbi Danielle Kranjec

    Senior Jewish Educator, Hillel JUC of Pittsburgh

  • Nikki Goldrod

    Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition, Hillel International

  • Sam Sittenfield

    Program Manager, Repair the World

  • Janu Mendel

    Executive Director, Repair the World Miami

  • Rabbi David Jaffe

    Director and Founder, Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project

  • Rabbi Avi Killip

    Vp Of Strategy And Programs And Director, Project Zug, Hadar

  • Rabbi Yonah Schiller

    Executive Director, Tulane Hillel

  • Rachel Ralston

    ​Associate Executive Director, San Francisco Hillel

  • Mordy Walfish

    Acting CEO, Leading Edge