Three outstanding IU Jewish Studies alumni will be available to talk with students about careers at the Jewish Studies Career Night. Dinner will be provided. No reservations are necessary.
Ben Ellerin is a cantorial student at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. Originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, Ben completed his undergraduate degree from IU in Early Music Vocal Performance with an outside field in Jewish Studies. While an undergraduate, Ben was a founding member and music director for Hooshir, and under his preparation and leadership, the group performed at the 2006 White House Chanukah party. Ben earned a master’s degree in conducting at IU as a Dean’s Fellow. During his graduate studies, Ben was a graduate instructor and conductor of the IU Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra. After completing his M.M., Ben worked with the Grand Rapids Symphony and returned to IU to work as Hillel’s Program Director. He is in his third year as cantorial intern at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City. He will be ordained a cantor in Spring 2015.
Jennifer Gubitz is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Shir Tikva. Ordained at HUC-JIR in New York in May 2012, Rabbi Gubitz is experienced in the social justice realms of Reform Jewish life. She served as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, DC, and is committed to congregational- based community organizing. At HUC-JIR, Rabbi Gubitz was president of the Rabbinical School Student Association and active in the HUC Soup Kitchen. She earned a B.A. in Jewish Studies and English – with a particular interest in American and Eastern European Jewish History and Literature – from Indiana University. She is an adept songleader and will lead a Hoosier Hottenanny at Hillel on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm.
Adam is currently the Director of Field Operations for the Mid-Atlantic hub of BBYO. In this role, he supervises staff and manages the budgets of 6 BBYO regions in the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to BBYO, Adam worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix where he held a number of positions in the campaign department while also working on global partnerships and community planning. Adam also spent time at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in campaign and community planning. Adam holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and graduate certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership.
To meet INDIVIDUALLY with any or all of these alumni at Hillel on Thursday, November 14, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments are available on the hour and half hour, between 9:00 and 11:30 am and between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact 855-0453 or email the Jewish Studies Program.