Get to Know Our Staff

Our staff team is dedicated to providing a lived example of pluralism, team-work,and mutual respect across difference.

From across the country and around the world, our staff represents a broad diversity of backgrounds and interests.

We look forward to the opportunity to be partners with you in building vibrant Jewish life on campus.

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Anna Levin Rosen serves as the Rabbi and Executive Director at UChicago Hillel. Having served UChicago Hillel for ten years, Anna’s work is part of the fabric of the University. With a passion for Jewish life and social justice, Anna has served as a guest educator for a spectrum of organizations in Chicago including Mishkan, Anshe Emet, Spertus and Interfaith Family. Committed to social justice, Anna served as a community organizer with JCRC in Boston and Fairmount Temple in Cleveland.Anna has a Rabbinical Degree from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, where she earned Masters degrees in Hebrew Letters and Educational Administration.  She was the recipient of a Dean’s research grant for her thesis project entitled: Thinking Outside the Tzedakah Box.  She received her BA from University of Virginia in Religious Studies, Anthropology and Jewish Studies. Anna enjoys travel and spent two years living abroad in Israel. Currently Anna loves exploring Chicago with her husband Tal and her children Joshua, Eliezra, and Amiel. 

Contact Anna about the vision and mission of Hillel, Jewish learning and supporting Hillel.

Rabbi and Executive Director

Anna Levin Rosen

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Mika completed a BA in Behavioral Sciences and previously worked as a Recruitment Coordinator in an organization that develops and provides innovative therapies and services for children with disabilities prior to moving to Chicago. She lives in Tel Aviv and grew up in a small town called Kfar Saba.In the IDF, she was in the Intelligence Corps and, after her release from the army, she worked as a Security Officer in EL-AL Airlines in various European countries. In her spare time she enjoys TRX exercises, running along the shores of Tel Aviv, travel, and watching great movies.

Contact Mika about Israel education and programming on campus.

Israel Fellow

Mika Mashiach

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Jon was born and raised in Toronto, where he started training for the Chicago winters at a young age. Jon studied at Yeshivat Shvilei Hatorah in Jerusalem for two years, where his love of Israel and Judaic texts grew such that he decided to make Aliyah and continue learning. Upon becoming an Israeli citizen, Jon joined the Hesder program at Yeshivat Har Etzion, where he also worked as a counselor for foreign-born students. Jon also served in the Nachal Brigade in the Israeli army. Jon holds a degree in Economics and Biotechnology from Hebrew University and has rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. In his free time, he enjoys reading Israeli military history, playing basketball, listening to podcasts on big ideas and playing Devil’s advocate on nearly any topic.

Contact Jon to hear about Jewish learning opportunities, social events, and Shabbat meals.

OU/JLIC Educator

Rabbi Jon Singer

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Hannah was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, where she and her family were fortunate enough to be a part of a strong and inclusive Jewish community.  Hannah studied psychology and neuroscience at the University of Rochester, where she was also involved in the dance community and Greek life. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Hannah moved to Rishon Lezion, Israel to teach elementary English through Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. She has been living in Chicago since September 2017 and is thrilled to be joining the UChicago Hillel family! In her free time, Hannah can be found doing ceramics, dancing, traveling, baking pies and cupcakes, hunting for street art and trying out new restaurants. 

Contact Hannah to get involved in first year programming and cohort expereinces.

Engagement Associate

Hannah Bloomberg

Mollie earned her Master’s in Social Work at UChicago’s SSA and loves being back on campus in a new capacity! Mollie's passions for building relationships, developing community, and empowering young adults were first sparked during her summers as a counselor and division head at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. After graduating from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, she spent a year in New Orleans with Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, and continues to be an advocate for social justice. Equal to all her passions is her love of food! Mollie enjoys crafting unique salads and decadent desserts, trying out new restaurants, and hosting meals for family and friends. To balance that out, she practices yoga and likes to be active outdoors. Please reach out to her if you'd like to learn more about Jewish life on campus and/or talk about your Jewish journey. She's also the go-to person on staff if you're interested in going on the UChicago Birthright trip and/or you're passionate about social justice or all things food-related! 

Contact Mollie to discuss the engagement internship, Milgrom Fellowship, Birthright and programmatic initiatives!

Assistant Director

Mollie Flink

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Joelle has been passionate about creating meaningful, inclusive, Jewish communities her entire life. She is a graduate of Indiana University, where studied Jewish Studies, Nonprofit Management, and Political and Civic Engagement. Currently, she is working on a Master's in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. She previously worked as the JUF Uptown Cafe Coordinator at EZRA (Chicago's first anti-hunger kosher program for those in need), and as a Student Life Fellow at American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Contact Joelle to learn more about donations and operations.

Director of Development and Operations

Joelle Swatez

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Orly Singer was born in Chicago and made Aliyah at ten years old along with her family. After high school, she completed national service and subsequently attended Migdal Oz Institution for Higher Torah Study where she developed her love for Jewish learning and addressing challenging questions. She has worked for several Jewish educational programs, such as Bnei Akiva and Onward Israel, where she continued to enhance her love for Judaism and Israel. She holds a B.A and an M.A in Psychology and has worked with a variety of clinical communities in mental health institutions. Orly is extremely excited to be joining the UChicago Hillel family and can't wait to get to know you!

Contact Orly to hear about Jewish learning opportunities, social events, and Shabbat meals.

OU/JLIC Educator

Orly Singer

All UChicago Hillel programs are made possible through the generosity of the Jewish community. 

University of Chicago Hillel is an initiative

of the Jewish United Fund, supported by

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

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5715 S Woodlawn Ave

Chicago, IL 60637

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