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Rebecca Ezersky (she/her/hers) joined Jewish Life at Duke in July 2021 as the Springboard Innovation Fellow. The Springboard Fellow program of Hillel International is a two-year fellowship that brings talented new graduates to campus Hillels throughout the country to build thriving Jewish student communities on campus. Innovation Fellows are trained in design thinking methodology to spark new ideas, connect with students, and infuse creativity into all aspects of JLD’s work.
As a Springboard Innovation Fellow, Rebecca works directly with undergraduate and graduate/professional students to enhance their engagement with Jewish Life at Duke and strengthen the Jewish community. She serves as an advisor to student groups including the Jewish Student Union, Challah for Hunger, the Coalition for Preserving Memory, and Jewtinos@Duke, coordinates signature programs of Jewish Life at Duke, develops new programs and initiatives alongside our engagement team and student leadership, meets one-on-one with students, and collaborates with colleagues across Student Affairs and other areas.
Originally from the San Francisco area, Rebecca graduated from the University of Southern California, where she received a Master of Public Administration and B.S. in Public Policy. Rebecca was heavily involved in USC’s Hillel as a Campus Engagement Intern, First-Year Engagement Fellow, and Tzedek Chair, where she was inspired to pursue a career in the Jewish community. She also worked with international teaching assistants to support their English language skills, as well as tutored middle and high school students in the surrounding USC area. Off campus, Rebecca interned with Jewish Community Relations Council and the County of Los Angeles.
In her free time, you can find Rebecca baking with friends, watching movies, or listening to Taylor Swift on repeat. Rebecca loves connecting with students on an individual basis and learning about their passions, interests, and Jewish journeys!
Students can schedule time to meet with Rebecca.