Beth grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and was very involved with the Reform movement and professes to have been a poster child for NFTY because of her strong involvement in youth group and spending the summer at Kutz Camp. In college at U Mass Amherst, Beth was involved at Hillel and also started a five-college Reform group on campus. After working in Marketing for several years, she decided to combine her marketing and Jewish background. Beth comes to Clark with several years of experience in the Hillel world first as the Development Director and Administrator of MIT Hillel and then Director at Northeastern Hillel for thirteen years. During her tenure at Northeastern Hillel grew from a handful of students to a thriving organization with over 50 students for Shabbat services and dinners as well as filling two buses a year on Israel Birthright trips. After Northeastern, Beth went back for her Masters in Leadership and Non-Profit Management. After working as a Health Coach for the past several years, Beth decided to return to her passion for working with college students and in the Jewish community. Beth lives in Marlborough, MA with her husband Michael and is very excited to create a Jewish home away from home in Clark University.
IACT/Israel Outreach Coordinator
Alyssa is a native of Long Island, New York. After graduating from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania with a sociology and criminal justice degree, Alyssa hopped on the next plane ride to Israel to begin her year teaching English on her Masa program. She is a self proclaimed Zionist and falafel fanatic. Besides spending her time in Israel impressing the Israeli youth with her less than subpar Hebrew skills, she became increasingly involved in Middle East politics and Israel advocacy. She spent time learning how to be an effective Birthright Israel Staff member as she was chosen to be a part of the Birthright Israel Fellows Program. Alyssa has a passion for Israel and spends her time expanding her knowledge of her favorite country along with searching for her connection to Judaism and the cultural aspects that surround it. She is excited to move to Boston for this new chapter of her life and pursue something she is so passionate about. If you catch Alyssa back in Boston not vacationing in Israel, she’s probably sitting in a cozy bookshop drinking a chai tea latte watching The Office reruns. She can’t wait to share her enthusiasm and passion with the students of Clark University.