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Hillel at UCLA ~ 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 ~ 310-208-3081
Parking for Hillel at UCLA is located at UCLA’s Lot 2 at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme, just south of Hillel on the opposite side of the street.
Please see the attendant at the kiosk for daily rates ($11/day), or proceed to pay-by-space areas by following the signs.
Please note that there is no parking available at Hillel or on the surrounding neighborhood streets
(no parking on Strathmore Drive or 600 block of Westholme).
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
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CHAIM SEIDLER-FELLER has been working with students and faculty as the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA for thirty-eight years. He is also the director of the Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals. He was ordained in 1971 at Yeshiva University where he completed a Masters in Rabbinic Literature. Chaim is a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA and in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is also a faculty member of the Shalom Hartman Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. He was a founding member of Americans for Peace Now.The International Hillel Center has granted Chaim the Hillel Professional Recognition Award “for blending the love of Jewish tradition with the modern intellectual approach of the university.” Chaim was a rabbinic consultant to Barbra Streisand during the making of the film Yentl. He is married to Dr. Doreen Seidler-Feller, a clinical psychologist, and is the father of Shulie, a photo-journalist and Shaul, a rabbinic student at Yeshiva University, who is pursuing an advanced degree in Jewish history.
Naomi is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is thrilled to be here as the Director of Student Life at Hillel at UCLA! After spending a gap year in Israel on the Nativ Program, Naomi studied at the University of Michigan, where she formally majored in Sociology and Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies, but spent most of her time involved with Michigan Hillel's student Governing Board, the American Movement for Israel, and a variety of service learning and leadership activities on campus. After college, Naomi worked as a Fellow for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and then at Active Minds, a non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness on college campuses. She then transitioned to New York University, where she received her Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs. At NYU, Naomi worked in offices focusing on student life, new student programs, and academic advising. Before graduating, she received the Division of Student Affairs Hallmark Award for her commitment to the student experience. Naomi spent many summers staffing USY Pilgrimage, is an alumnus of the Kivun Intensive Professional Development program, and has participated and facilitated trainings on leadership, multicultural competency, LGBTQ allyship, and social media. When she's not at Hillel or on campus, Naomi loves cooking, reading, traveling, college football and spending time outdoors.
Rabbi Aaron Lerner
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Rabbi Aaron loves a good story. He's most interested in hearing individual's life journeys - who are you? where are you going? why? what makes you tick? He also has a few good stories to tell, most reflect the 3,000 years of Jewish wisdom tradition of our people, but get him on the right day and he might tell you about the time he was almost killed for mispronouncing a word. Often on campus, or hanging out at Hillel - Rabbi Aaron wants to hear your story. Feel to walk up and say 'hi'.
Rabbi Aryeh & Sharona Kaplan
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Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan and Sharona Kaplan, MSW are serving in their eighth year as the JLIC couple at UCLA. Originally from Teaneck, NJ, the Kaplans – who met in High School - lead a vibrant student community at Hillel, offering an exciting diversity of individual study sessions, interactive learning experiences and formal classes. Aryeh and Sharona live in Westwood and, along with their four young children, spend every Shabbat on campus and spearhead Hillel’s holiday services and celebrations. Bringing with them expansive experience in Jewish education, programming, community building and engagement, the Kaplans’ warmth, sincerity and passion attracts and inspires students and community members alike. The Kaplans are sought after mentors, teaching brides and grooms before their weddings, escorting students through an array of defining life cycle events and offering advice and personal counsel to students. JLIC, the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, is a national partnership between Hillel and the Orthodox Union that places an Orthodox, Rabbinic couple on select campuses to serve as Torah Educators and mentors for Jewish students. For more information about JLIC, go to www.jliconline.org.
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Danielle hails from Orange County, CA, spending her entire K-12 career at her Jewish Day School in Irvine. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley where she studied Psychology while "majoring" in all things Hillel as a student. Danielle lives and breathes Jewish communal work, spending every summer since 4th grade at Camp Ramah in California as a camper and staff member, teaching Israeli Dance, and spending half a year studying abroad in Jerusalem. She has an insane love of sports and a passion for singing, and looks forward to Shabbat every week. Danielle is excited to embark on her first year as a part of the Jewish Bruin Family here at Hillel at UCLA!
Perla is in her 10th year as the artistic director of the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel where she has transformed the center into a vibrant, popular destination for students and the Jewish community seeking art and culture. Perla presents nine art exhibits every year in over two thousand square feet of gallery space at Hillel. In addition, she mentors student artists, showcases emerging artists, introduces documentaries, book authors and coordinates the Hillel lecture series. Perla was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany. She left her home town of Munich as a teenager and was educated in the United States, Canada, Switzerland and Paris. She returned permanently to the United States for her college education (BA from UCLA, graduate work in English Lit. at Loyola Marymount University). Before taking the position as artistic director at Hillel at UCLA Perla was a successful theater producer in Los Angeles bringing such plays as "Woman in Mind" with Helen Mirren to the stage as well as many other West Coast premieres. In addition to being the Vice-President of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Perla sits on the board of the UCLA Fowler Museum Arts Council and is a founding member of the Temple of the Arts.
Rachael Petru Horowitz
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Hailing from the Midwest, Rachael came to Los Angeles after receiving a BA in General Studies, Certificate in Jewish Studies and a Minor in Hebrew from Indiana University. While participating in the first Birthright Israel trip, Rachael became hooked on working to support the state of Israel and the Jewish community. As West Coast Field Organizer of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC), Rachael worked intensively with Hillels throughout the western states teaching pro-Israel advocacy skills during the second Intifada. Rachael went on to spend eight years as a major gifts fundraiser for Hadassah during which time she also earned a Certificate in Public Relations for Non Profits from UCLA Extension. Rachael is an alumna of the Bend the Arc Jeremiah Fellowship as well as a member of the “talent” pool of the Professional Leaders Project. Rachael is the adoring wife of Josh Horowitz and proud mama to Polly and Kaleb. To keep herself grounded, Rachael maintains a regular yoga practice and attempts to enjoy as much California sunshine and outdoor activity as possible.
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A proud Bruin, DeAnne has extensive experience in event production, project management and administration. After graduating from UCLA in 1997, she spent six years as an event producer, planning sales meetings, incentive trips, galas and other programs for a variety of corporate clients. In 2003, DeAnne stepped away from the event industry for four years during which time she was the PR and Administration Manager for Appleton & Associates, Inc.-Architects where she worked closely with Principal Marc Appleton, handled all public relations and marketing efforts, and coordinated two books projects: California Mediterranean by Marc Appleton & Melba Levick (Rizzoli, 2007) and New Classicists: Appleton & Associates by Marc Appleton (Images Publishing Group, 2008). Additionally, she worked alongside Mr. Appleton to develop the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art - a non-profit dedicated to the appreciation and advancement of classicism in architecture and the allied arts. In 2007, DeAnne returned to event production, working this time for non-profit and entertainment clients producing a variety of golf tournaments, auctions and galas – and even worked on a Rose Parade float! At the same time, she found her way to Hillel, where she managed a variety of projects leading to a full-time position in 2009. When she’s not at Hillel, DeAnne enjoys designing sets for theater, film, events and live experiences.
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Hilari Egar (known as Hil) is a native of Southern California and currently lives in Santa Monica with her family. After years in customer service at Starbucks and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Hilari came to Hillel as the Assistant Manager for our own in-house Coffee Bean. She soon made herself indispensable in so many ways that she was quickly given a position on our facilities staff. Currently, Hil handles Hillel's daily operations and is responsible for the scheduling of all events in the building - working with students, staff and the community at large.
Yael Cohen is the Manager of our very own in-house Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, where students meet and study while enjoying a handcrafted drink and friendly service! Yael was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BFA in Jewelry Design, but found her love of customer service working in the restaurant industry. She eventually followed her future husband, Craig, to Los Angeles in 2000 when he moved here for his career in the film and television industry. After a few years as Assistant Manager at various restaurants and for a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf corporate store, Yael came to Hillel in 2005 for an opportunity to run her own Coffee Bean and to interact with young Jewish students who share her interest in Jewish life. Yael is an avid Jayhawks fan, and she and Craig have two beautiful daughters: Greta, who was born on August 25, 2008, and Irie, who was born on April 28, 2010.
Adrian was born and raised in Inglewood. Following his work at the City of Inglewood in the Department of Public Works, he came to Hillel last year as our resident handyman and day porter in charge of keeping the building well maintained, comfortable and safe for all who visit. Away from work, he spends time with his wife of five years, Tami, and their children - son Christian (6) and daughter Adrian (4) - enjoying the park, beaches, the movies and other family fun.
Bernard is originally from Belize City, in the small Central American country of Belize, where he was a police officer for many years. After coming to the US on vacation 14 years ago, he permanently relocated. In that time, he has been employed as a security guard for various clients. He found his way to Hillel when our current building was under construction and has been keeping Hillel safe for nine years. Now he greets students and community members each week with his fun attitude and his unique personal philosophies. We all love Bernard.