Hillel Milwaukee - Joseph & Vera Zilber Building
Hillel Student Center
3053 N. Stowell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Marc Cohen Interim Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Cohen is a native of New York, but has called Milwaukee home for over 30 years. He received a B.A. in Sociology from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. He has a diverse and varied background which includes executive management and fund development with mission driven organizations. In that capacity, he is thrilled to be the Interim Executive Director of Hillel Milwaukee.
He has served as Executive Director at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point for 17 years and Foundation Director of the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin. His span of responsibilities have included customer and volunteer relations, strategic planning, fundraising, budgeting, and operational and facilities management. He has extensive experience in board development and leadership training, and has provided national consulting services throughout the United States.
His community and volunteer activities include are numerous. With his family he volunteers at the Agape Meal Program, Hunger Task Force, and St. Ben’s Meal Program. In his spare time sings with the Bel Canto Chorus.
He was married to Milwaukee native Wendy Messnick in 1992. They live in Glendale with their two children, Carly 19, a sophomore business student and Hillel leader at UW-Madison and Zachary 14, a freshman at Nicolet High School. Their family is completed by Sophie, a six year old cocker spaniel.
Grace Fantle Director of Jewish Life and Learning email@example.com
Grace is thrilled to be a part of the Hillel Milwaukee team. Grace grew up in Milwaukee (Bayside), and in 2013 graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Sociology and Jewish Studies. While attending UW-Madison, Grace spent a life changing semester living in Israel studying at Hebrew University. Throughout her time at UW-Madison, Grace was heavily involved at the Hillel on campus. From working, interning, and participating in student groups at UW Hillel, Grace found herself a wonderful group of friends, and a home away from home through the communal environment at Hillel.
Grace is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Jewish Professional Studies and Non-Profit Management through the Spertus Institute Milwaukee cohort. Grace most recently worked for Camp Interlaken JCC as the Program Director and Alumni Engagement Coordinator. In her free time, Grace enjoys cooking, baking, drinking coffee, walking her dog, and hot yoga. She is very excited to get to know everyone and for the school year to begin!
Shay Yoos Israel Campus Fellow firstname.lastname@example.org
Shay grew up in Israel on Kibbutz Reim (near the Gaza border), and lived in Tel Aviv for the past 3 years. After finishing her army service in 2010 in the intelligence corps, she worked in a summer camp in Sacramento, CA, through the Jewish Agency.
Shay is currently working on finishing her BA in business, political science and international relations.
Her last position was with the Student Union at the Open University in Israel, as the head of the academic department.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading books, baking, doing yoga and watching movies.
She is really excited to get to know the students and the whole wonderful Milwaukee Jewish community.