Staff

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Jeff Narod, M.S., M.H.S.A.

Acting Director

Email: jeff.narod@clarku.edu  

     Jeff Narod, a native of Massachusetts, grew up in  Brookline and now lives in the Worcester area.  As a Jewish community organizer, Jeff has been involved in the heart of the Jewish Community here in Central Massachusetts.
          As a current Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Central Mass, he has served as President of the Hillel Advisory Board, President of the Israel and Foreign relations committee, President of the Westborough Area JCC as well as liaison to SNEC, the consortium that connects us to our sister region Afula Gilboa.
    Together with his wife Judy, and children Mirka and Ilan, Jeff has assumed organizing and hosting roles with the Young Emissary program and the summer JCC Israeli Counselor program.  Their Israeli family includes dozens of young emissaries who have lived in their home for periods of 2 weeks to a year.
      Jeff’s background and graduate work in Community  Psychology and Healthcare Administration, along with his relationship with leaders, rabbis and members of all the Jewish organizations in Central Mass, affords him the ability to connect Hillel Students to the Worcester community at large in many meaningful ways.  It is his goal to continue to provide the vision and resources for the amazing student led Clark University Hillel, so it is the center of their Jewish lives while at college.

 


Alyssa Kaminsky

IACT/Israel Outreach Coordinator  

Email: clarkbirthright@gmail.com                            

 

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.