Jewish Student Union
Wednesdays @ 8pm @ Hillel
Join us for our Friday Shabbats!
Services @ 6:15pm
Dinner @ 7pm
Jim is passionate about creating opportunities for students to learn, collaborate, lead and explore their world, and he is also eager to activate an alumni and parents network. Before coming to Santa Cruz Hillel, Jim worked as a business attorney in New York and California. He has also been very involved in pro bono work and recently served as a volunteer attorney for the California Innocence Project. Jim grew up in the New York area and attended University of Maryland as an undergrad. He received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. In 2004, he relocated with his family from New York to Santa Cruz. Jim and his wife have two teenage daughters (oy vey), who are discovering their own Jewish identities. In his free time, Jim enjoys arguing about politics, hanging out with his family, hiking, and running. He is also an avid home cook.
Jocelyn is excited and honored to be entering her second year as the Program Director at Santa Cruz Hillel! She spent the last two years volunteering and interning with Hillel growing from an underclassman unsure about her Jewish identity into a proud and confident member of the community. She is a UCSC alumnus with a degree in Legal Studies and Politics with plans to attend law school after taking some time to work with Hillel. She’s originally from Los Angeles, but likes to say that she’s a Nor-Cal convert (so you Giants fans can rest assured), and thinks that Santa Cruz is about as close as it gets to living in paradise. When she’s not at Hillel, you can usually find her huddled up with a good book or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen. She also loves snowboarding, kickboxing, and swimming.
Originally from Chicago, Arlyne has made it a point to live in beautiful places, such as Paris, Napa Valley, and now Santa Cruz where she and her husband have raised two sons. Working at Hillel in an administrative capacity has been part of her life since 2006. She works mornings, and welcomes students to come by to say hi!