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    Rabbi Evan Goodman

    Edgar M. Bronfman Executive Director
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    Rabbi Evan Goodman is the Executive Director of Santa Barbara Hillel. He loves working with college students and Santa Barbara Hillel supporters to create a dynamic “Jewish home away from home” where we explore Judaism, engage our Jewish values in the community around us, and enrich the lives of our students. He is proactive in standing up for SB Hillel's students, building bridges, and fostering a positive campus climate.

    An avid hiker, Rabbi Evan can often be found on local trails - or taking a getaway to Yosemite or Tahoe. He's also a big fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. Rabbi Evan and his wife Lori are the proud parents of two sons, Ilan and Noah. Before arriving at Santa Barbara Hillel in July 2009, Rabbi Evan served for 16 years as a congregational rabbi in San Francisco and San Mateo, California, and in New Rochelle, New York.

    Rabbi Goodman was awarded AIPAC's "Ally of the Year" award in 2014 for his "Accomplishments on Behalf of the U.S.-Israel Relationship on Campus." Rabbi Goodman currently serves as an officer on the Executive Board of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, a member of the Regional Advisory Board of Santa Barbara ADL, and a member of the Taubman Symposia Program Committee.

    A graduate of Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio, Rabbi Evan was ordained in 1993. He received a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR in 1991, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988.

    Over the years, Rabbi Goodman has been very involved in communal activities, both within the Jewish community and in inter-religious projects. He has been committed to inclusiveness, interfaith understanding, and Klal Yisrael (the unity of the Jewish people). 

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    Jillian Juni

    Assistant Director
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    Jillian Juni is the Assistant Director of Santa Barbara Hillel. She was born and raised in New York. She received a BA in sociology from Rutgers and a MA in human rights from Columbia. Growing up she spent her summers at URJ Eisner Camp, and following college she worked for Eisner year round. In her spare time she likes spending time with friends and family, being outside, and catching up on human rights issues. She is passionate about Judaism, women, and making the world a better place. Jillian came to Santa Barbara with her husband, Mordechai, and they are enjoying all the sunshine, cool breezes, and adventures that California has to offer.


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    Taylor Millman

    Engagement Associate
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    Taylor Millman will be starting her first year at Santa Barbara Hillel as the Engagement Associate. Taylor recently graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  With a passion for leadership and student affairs, she took on numerous leadership positions in Residential Life as an R.A. and peer mentor.  She also participated in Campus Life working as a Lead Student Programmer on large scale events and spirit weeks.  Additionally, Taylor found her home away from home through her Hillel experience and active involvement on Hillel student board.  A native to Los Angeles, she can be found running by the beach, enjoying a cup of coffee at local coffee shops, and spending time with family and friends. Taylor is very excited to be back in her Southern California home and cannot wait to embark on this new journey with the Santa Barbara Hillel family.  

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    Lisa Howard Phillippe

    Director of Operations
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    Lisa Howard Phillippe spent most of her career in the banking industry from branch teller to VP Loan Operations manager running her own department. With 3 exciting and busy years as the Director of Operations at Santa Barbara Hillel she looks forward to many more wonderful and fulfilling years as part of this fun team. When Lisa is not working she and her husband Jim are enjoying the great outdoors in their new travel trailer. There is never a dull or quiet moment at the Howard Phillippe family gatherings with their 5 sons, 5 daughters and 2 grandchildren; she is putting her cooking skills to good use! Jim and Lisa call Carpinteria home with 2 of their sons and their 2 dogs at home. One of these days they hope to do a lot of traveling and see the world.


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    Rafi Schraer

    Israel & Campus Coordinator
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    Rafi Schraer is the Israel & Campus Coordinator for Santa Barbara Hillel. Originally from San Diego, Rafi got his first full-time experience while working for a year at the University of Vermont Hillel. He is a graduate of San Diego State University, where he served in various capacities on the SDSU Hillel student board. Rafi’s experience with Israel is multi-faceted. He spent one year living in Holon, Jerusalem, and Arad on Young Judaea Year Course. He took part in the Jewish National Fund’s Alternative Spring Break trip to the Negev, where he volunteered with local desert communities. He has led five Birthright trips and looks forward to being a guide for many trips to come. He is also excited to facilitate the Kindle Your Judaism program, open to all SB Hillel Birthright alumni. In his spare time, Rafi likes to ride his bike, play guitar, and paddle board at Campus Point.
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    Hannah Sherman

    Program Director
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    Hannah Sherman is so excited to begin her second year as Program Director at Santa Barbara Hillel! She grew up in the sunny suburbs of Los Angeles before spending four years as a Banana Slug at UC Santa Cruz (yes, the Banana Slug is a real mascot).  Trading her flip flops and shorts for snow boots and down jackets, Hannah relocated to Boston to pursue her graduate studies at Brandeis University's Hornstein Program, receiving a dual masters degree in Jewish Professional Leadership and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.  In her spare time, Hannah can be found jamming to a wide variety of music, favorites including the Grateful Dead or any classic 90s pop.  Hannah is always willing and eager to chat on topics ranging from the continued influence of Mean Girls in modern culture to how to prepare for a Walking Dead-style zombie apocalypse.  Hannah loves living once again on the best coast, creating meaningful relationships with the students at Santa Barbara Hillel and helping others forge their own relationship to both the Hillel community and Jewish life!


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781 Embarcadero Del Mar
Isla Vista, CA 93117
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