Adina Danzig Epelman is Hillel International’s Vice President for Engagement and Impact, supporting the advancement of core areas ranging from student engagement and wellness to social impact to addressing antisemitism to diversity, equity and inclusion. From 2015-2021, Adina was Hillel’s Vice President for Talent Growth, leading the conceptualization and implementation of Hillel U, arguably the most robust professional training and development initiative in the Jewish nonprofit sector.
From 2000 – 2010, Adina worked at Hillel at Stanford, serving as Executive Director for seven years. During that time, Adina led Hillel at Stanford in moving from a basement space to two beautiful buildings; developing its first-ever partnerships with Stanford Dining and Development; and was recognized with Hillel’s “Exemplar of Excellence” and “Great Place to Work” awards. Later, Adina served as a consultant to numerous Bay Area Hillels, providing services in executive coaching, board development, and program evaluation. From 2011 – 2015, Adina worked as a Program Officer for the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation, launching an innovative Impact Grants Initiative in the SF Bay Area’s South Peninsula region.
A native Californian who completed her BA at U.C. Berkeley, Adina holds an MPA from New York University and an MA in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Adina was a co-founder of New York University’s Dual Master’s Program in Non-Profit Management and Judaic Studies; is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship; and served on Leading Edge’s Leading Places to Work Task Force. Adina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.