We like to think that our team is pretty big. If you participate in or lead an Ask Big Questions conversation, you're part of the Ask Big Questions team. Our professional team includes campus advisors, Hillel Schusterman International Center staff, student fellows and representatives from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust.
Sheila is an expert in facilitating reflective conversations and creating multi-channel technology campaigns that lead to in person action. She has presented at the American Association of Colleges & Universities Global Education Summit, Millennial Impact and at the White House Interfaith Gathering. Sheila has been named one of 16 people changing the world by CraigsList founder Craig Newmark and is a 2010 recipient of Hillel International's Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award. Previously, Sheila was the Assistant Director at North Carolina Hillel and a Teach for America Corps Member in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a master’s degree in teaching from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in Politics from Ithaca College. Sheila is currently a Wexner Field Fellow through the Wexner Foundation.
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Anna is an education professional, with a background both in the classroom and curricula development. She has taught for the Jackson Hole Community School, Berlitz International in Tel Aviv, and as a freelance instructor. Anna moved to Israel in 2009 to participate WUJS Hadassah's Peace and Social Justice program, later acting as a representative of the Jewish Agency for Israel and participating in Shimon Peres' Presidential Conference. While in Israel, Anna worked for the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) as the Editor of the Urdu/Pashtu Project. In addition, Anna has experience in professional theater as an Assistant Director and Literary Associate at the Old Globe Theater. Anna received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. from the University of Chicago, where she published work on the intersection of politics and Israeli theater.
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Rabbi Josh Feigelson
Chair, Advisory Committee
Josh is currently the Director of Strategy and Field Building at The iCenter. From 2011-2013, Josh served as the Educational Director for Ask Big Questions. Previously, Josh served as Campus Rabbi at Northwestern University Hillel. Ordained by YCT Rabbinical School, Josh also holds a BA from Yale University in music (he played the tuba and conducted an orchestra). He is currently working on a PhD at Northwestern about higher education and American Jewish life. Josh lives in Evanston, IL with his wife Natalie Blitt and sons Jonah, Micah and Toby.
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Social Media Consultant
From 2010-2012, Adam served as a Program Associate and Director of Engagement at Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach and Towson Hillel. He also served as an Ask Big Questions campus advisor. Adam has helped with our social media strategy since December 2011. He currently runs sociallygold.com, his social media strategy blog and does speaking engagements and social media trainings around the country. Adam currently works as a marketing and web specialist for a national apartment management company in Boca Raton, FL. Adam also holds degrees from the University of South Florida in communication and psychology.
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Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg has served as Senior Jewish Educator at Tufts Hillel and Campus Rabbi at Northwestern Hillel. She is the author of Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (nominated for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature) and editor of The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism, Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism and three other books on Jewish ethics. She has been named one of ten “rabbis to watch” by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, one of the top fifty women rabbis by the Forward and one of 36 influential leaders under age 36 by The Jewish Week.
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Anna Strauss is a senior at the University of Maryland, pursuing a major in Supply Chain Management, with a minor in Jewish Studies. She is currently part of UMD’s Hillel Jewish Leadership Council and a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. Last spring break she traveled to Tucson, Arizona with 14 other incredible UMD students and had the most inspiring and eye opening experience, as we volunteered with homeless veterans! She has been an active member at UMD’s Hillel for 4 years and is psyched to work at Hillel International, specifically with Onward Israel and Ask Big Questions!