Staff

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
Glenn Young Executive Assistant
Rick Lupert Marketing Associate

Michael JeserBailey London
Executive Director, USC Hillel
CEO Jewish Alumni Association
bailey@uschillel.org
(213) 973-1203

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
Associate Director
Alison@uschillel.org
(213)  973-1204

Alison Levine is Advancement/ Development Officer for USC Hillel where she is working to strengthen the Jewish Trojan network through our Parent’s Association and the USC Jewish Alumni Association. She grew up in Sherman Oaks and graduated from University of California, Davis. After three years of Hillel work at Towson University and surviving the largest blizzard Maryland has experienced in decades, it was time for the West Coast native to head back to Los Angeles. She enjoys baking, traveling, and is working to the day when she can call herself a runner.

 


Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
Alevy Rabbi in ResidenceRabbi Yonah
rabbiyonah@uschillel.org
(213)  973-1201

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.


Emily Hyatt
HUC Rabbinic Intern
rabbiemily@uschillel.orgEmily Hyatt

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.


Todd Zinn
Rabbinic Jewish Education Intern
todd@uschillel.org

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.


Lior Yedidya
Israel Fellow
israel@uschillel.org
(213) 973-1202

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!


Glenn Young
Executive Assistant
glenn@uschillel.org
(213) 973-1205

Rick LupertRick Lupert
Marketing Associate
marketing@uschillel.org
(818) 305-4457

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 Haggadag – Passover Through the Eyes of Poets.”