|Bailey London||Allen & Ruth Ziegler Executive Director, USC Hillel / USC Jewish Alumni Association|
|Alison Levine||Associate Director, USC Hillel / USC Jewish Alumni Association|
|Rabbi Yonah Bookstein||Rabbi in Residence|
|Emily Hyatt||Rabbinic Intern|
|Todd Zinn||Rabbinic Jewish Education Intern|
|Lior Yedidya||Israel Fellow|
|Ariel Brotman||Junior Engagement Associate|
|Rick Lupert||Marketing Associate|
Executive Director, USC Hillel
CEO Jewish Alumni Association
Bailey London is the Allen & Ruth Ziegler Executive Director of the USC Hillel Foundation. Bailey previously served as the Director of Emerging Leadership and Next Gen Initiatives at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. While at the Federation, she developed and implemented a prestigious leadership training program and significantly impacted the Jewish community through financial resource development and young adult engagement. Bailey graduated with two Masters Degrees from the USC School of Social Work and HUC’s School of Non-Profit Management. In Spring 2014, Bailey was selected to be a member of Future50, an initiative fueled by the USC Center for Religion & Civic Culture to identify and foster “emerging leaders who are beginning to shape the future landscape of faith in Los Angeles.” With infectious enthusiasm and energy, and as a proud Trojan alumna, Bailey is excited to continue the transformation of Jewish life at USC.
Alison Levine is Associate Director of USC Hillel, where she is working to enhance student leadership and programming as well as to strengthen the Jewish Trojan network through the Hillel Parent’s Association and the USC Jewish Alumni Association. Prior to her work at USC Hillel, Alison served as the Director of Engagement for Towson University Hillel for three years in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Sherman Oaks and received her undergraduate degree in Communication from University of California, Davis and her Masters of Public Administration from USC. Alison enjoys challah, sundresses, and free wi-fi.
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
Alevy Rabbi in Residence
Yonah Bookstein is USC Hillel’s Alevy Rabbi in Residence and has worked with Jewish college students across SoCal for the last 10 years. He is the co-founder of Pico Shul, a newly-formed community in Los Angeles dedicated to spiritual growth and living mindfully. He is an Oxford-educated Fulbright Scholar who has dedicated his life to helping Jewish communal renaissance in the United States and Eastern Europe. He is excited to inspire a love for Judaism in the Jewish USC student body.
HUC Rabbinic Intern
Emily Hyatt is a third year Rabbinical Student at the Los Angeles Campus of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Emily grew up in Denver, Colorado then attended the American University. After graduation, she returned to Denver and worked for BBYO, Inc. on both Regional and International levels. Emily then served as Director of Young Leadership at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. She also received an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2011 and a certificate in Jewish Education from the Hebrew College in Boston and is currently a member of Cohort 25 of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship.
Rabbinic Jewish Education Intern
Todd Zinn is the Rabbinic Jewish Education Intern at USC Hillel. In this capacity, he oversees Hillel’s CEI program and places an emphasis on infusing Jewish educational opportunities in student programming. Todd previously served as the Student Rabbi in Victorville, California, where he placed significant emphasis on increasing the engagement and educational opportunities for the adult population of this intimate community. Originally from Massachusetts, Todd spends his free time celebrating the victories and wallowing in the defeats of his beloved Boston sports teams.
Born and raised in Ramat Gan, Lior served as an officer in the IDF for three years. Afterwards, she served as a lieutenant and is now a captain in the reserves. After her army service, Lior traveled in and around South America, where she vastly improved her proficiency in Spanish. Lior holds a BA in Communications from IDC Herzliya. Lior is so happy to be living and working in Los Angeles, though she misses her golden retriever Joy back in Israel. Lior loves singing, playing guitar, acting, and laughing. Filled with excitement and motivation, Lior can’t wait to serve as USC’s Israel Fellow and to bring a piece of Israel into campus life!
Junior Engagement Associate
Hailing from scenic and sunny West Hills, Ariel left town for an even more scenic and sunnier Isla Vista for her undergrad education at UCSB. At USC Hillel, Ariel is the Junior Engagement Associate, responsible for bolstering grassroots involvement from untapped students. Ariel is beyond excited for this new challenge and for converting herself from a Gaucho to a Trojan! Fight On!
Rick Lupert is the Marketing Associate for USC Hillel. He creates and maintains Hillel print and electronic marketing materials as well as maintaining the USC Hillel website. He previously served as Assistant Director for Hillel at Pierce and Valley Colleges where he created the award winning Jewish student arts and culture magazine “Ohmanut” and staffed 8 Birthright Israel Trips. He lives in Van Nuys with his wife Addie and their young son Jude and is involved with the Los Angeles poetry community and is the author of several poetry collections and editor of the poetry anthology “A Poet’s Haggadah – Passover Through the Eyes of Poets.”