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Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission:


To enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students at the University of South Florida so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

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Our Vision:

To inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish Life, Learning, and Israel.

Our Values:


USF Hillel is committed to:

  • Creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment.

  • Fostering student growth and balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human.

  • Advancing social justice, Jewish learning and spirituality.

  • Embracing Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.

  • Delivering excellence, innovation, accountability and results.

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Our Staff

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Sylvie Feinsmith

Executive Director

Hillels of the Florida Suncoast

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Lauryn Solomon

USF Hillel Engagement Associate

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Leslie Zimmer

Director of Operations

Hillels of the Florida Suncoast

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