Staff and Governing Board

Rabbi Nomi Manon

Executive Director

Rabbi Manon is a native of Brookline, MA.  She comes to UAlbany Hillel from Philadelphia where she attended the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and was Director of Hillel at Ursinus College.  Nomi is a graduate of Alfred University where she served as Hillel President in addition to being involved in many other aspects of student life.  In Rabbinical school Nomi’s specialization was in campus work which focused on enhancing the Jewish experience of college students as well as non-profit management and fundraising.  She is passionate about working at UAlbany Hillel, a pluralist organization that recognizes, supports, and encourages all types of Jewish expression.  Nomi encourages students to explore their many identities and passions in a Jewish context.  Nomi is always available for informal counseling and conversations about life, Judaism, politics, and relationships.  Nomi has two daughters, Shoham and Advah.

Herut Admasu

Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel

Herut is a native of Rehovot, Israel and was the first member of her family to be born in Israel after their escape from Ethiopia. Herut received her BA in Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy from IDC Herzliya. Herut is in her second year as an Israel Fellow at UAlbany and enjoys introducing students to the multicultural nature of Israel and teaching people about the Ethiopian Israeli story.

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