CU Hillel Director Resigns; Hillel Announces Next Steps

Hanan Nayberg, outgoing Hillel Director

Hanan Nayberg, after serving his students and community faithfully for seven and a half years, has announced that he will be leaving his post as CU-Boulder campus director on December 20, 2016.

Hillel of Colorado Executive Director Daniel Bennett reflected that “Hanan has made an incredibly valuable contribution to the Hillel movement on the CU-Boulder campus during his tenure, and we look forward to his continued counsel as we march toward our goal of making CU-Boulder one of the top 30 Hillels in the nation.”

Linda Loewenstein, Interim CU Hillel Director

Bennett has tapped former Boulder JCC executive director and longtime community leader Linda Loewenstein as interim CU-Boulder campus director while Hillel conducts a national search for a permanent director. Bennett expects to deeply engage the Boulder community in the search process as it moves forward.

Bennett has also announced the formation of a Boulder task force to oversee the evolution of CU-Boulder’s Hillel House, currently situated at one of the gateways to the campus at 2795 Colorado Ave. Hillel of Colorado had previously announced its intention to list and sell the property. The task force will now evaluate a variety of real estate options, including its sale.

In the meantime, CU-Boulder Hillel will continue to focus on its primary mission to:

  • Build a critically needed bridge from the world of Jewish childhood to adulthood;
  • Empower and train students to become Jewish community leaders;
  • Provide a warm and welcoming home-away-from-home for every student; and
  • Create enduring Jewish values and connections for all students.

A “meet and greet” with Linda Loewenstein and Daniel Bennett in the CU Hillel House will take place in early January, with the exact date to be announced shortly.

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