Who We Are


Hillel BC promotes Jewish life on campus and beyond, providing a warm, welcoming environment where students in BC are able to grow religiously, culturally, socially and ethically. We enable young Jewish adults to explore their Jewish identity and relationship with Israel in a safe, pluralistic and inclusive community. Our programs and events on multiple campuses across BC reflect the diverse interests and needs of our members, build valuable leadership skills, and help to create a long-term impact in the Jewish community and beyond.

We celebrate Jewish holidays, learn together, work on social action projects and provide an opportunity for a robust conversation about Jewish issues and Israel affairs in an atmosphere of openness and respect. Hillel reaches out to a wide variety of groups on campuses, partnering with faculty, staff, and other student clubs to promote topics that are mutually relevant. In addition, many Hillel programs are developed in collaboration with other Jewish community organizations.

Whether it is one of our monthly Shabbat dinners, our Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF), our holiday programming, weekly kosher Hot Lunch, or Lunch and Learn, Hillel BC has something for everyone, reflecting the diverse interests and needs of Jewish students in BC.

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Campuses We Serve

Our Board



Gordon Brandt                     



Isaac Thau


Sam Hyman


Eric Andrew

Members at Large

Frank Cohn

Harvey Field  

Shannon Gorski   

Jessica Lithwick 

Talia Magder   

Alexis Pavlich  

Sandy Penn 

Bruce Raber               

Rebecca Recant

Alex Schiff      

Rachael Segal

Our Team


We are currently reshaping our staff team for the
2021-22 school year. Stay tuned to see who is joining us!

Like coffee? Want to learn more about Hillel?

Shoot any of the Hillel staff an email - we would love to meet you!


Among our staff members, you can find Hebrew, Spanish, German, and French speakers.  


Katia Fermon | Outreach Coordinator


Proud Mexicana

Library Lover

Museum Dweller



Lindsay Kerr | Director of Student Life

Chicken Finger Aficionado

TV Watcher

Nature Explorer



Ohad Gavrieli | Director of Operations
Administration and Finance


Musically Inclined


Family Guy


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Rob Philipp | Executive Director

Trail Blazer

Tennis Enthusiast

Motorcycle Weekend Warrior




Sandra Gilmour | Kitchen Wizard


Shoe Fanatic

Snack Queen

Fountain of Fun Facts



Our 2019-2020 Annual Program Report is here!


Click here to check it out!