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Jay Lewis, Executive Director Jlewis@kuhillel.org
Jay is a KU alum and received is MA in Jewish Communal Service from the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University. Prior to returning to KU, he was the Assistant Director of the Bureau of Jewish Education in Orange County, CA. Locally, Jay has been recognized as KU’s Advisor of the Year and nationally has received Hillel’s prestigious Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award. He is passionate about basketball, golf, and the Jayhawks. He lives in Overland Park with his wife and two kids.
Amy Sandler, Director of Development and Special Projects Amy@kuhillel.org
Originally from Minneapolis, Amy completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University receiving her bachelors degree in Secondary Education: English in 2012. After graduating, Amy moved back to Minneapolis to work as the Director of Youth and Camping at Temple Israel and Camp TEKO. Amy moved to Kansas City in April 2015. She loves hiking, writing, and traveling.
Rabbi Neal Schuster, Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal is a native of Seattle, who, after living in Los Angeles and Jerusalem was surprised to discover how much he and his family love living in Kansas. He moved here in 2003 to serve as one of the rabbis at Congregation B’nai Jehudah in Overland Park, and, in 2009, he joined the KU Hillel team as its Senior Jewish Educator, a position in which he gets to engage students in their exploration of life, Judaism and the meaning of it all. As he often tells people, “This is the kind of work I became a rabbi to do.” Neal lives in Overland Park with his wife, three kids and dog Oscar.
Melissa Kingston, Program Director email@example.com
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Melissa graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2011 with a bachelors degree in visual communications and a minor in dance. Upon graduation, Melissa worked as a consultant for Sigma Delta Tau (SDT) National Sorority. After a year of traveling, Melissa returned to Lawrence, Kansas and took the position as a graphic designer for The Original Retro Brand before joining the KU Hillel staff in July 2013 as the Program Director. Melissa and her husband moved from Lawrence to Overland Park in June 2014.
Susan Schmidtberger, Operations Manager Susan@kuhillel.org
Susan is a KU alum and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. For the past thirty plus years, Susan has lived in Kansas and joined KU Hillel as the Operations Manager in December 2011. She handles all accounting and facility tasks. Susan enjoys reading and playing golf and is constantly trying to keep up with her 3 active girls.