Andy Gitelson, Executive Director
Andy@oregonhillel.org, (541) 343-8920 ext. 101
Andy began his career in building Jewish community serving as the Baltimore Council BBYO Director and eventually found his way back to his native Hoosier state where he served as the Assistant Director at the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University. During his 5 years with IU Hillel, he oversaw the fundraising campaigns, worked closely with the Governing Board of Directors, and supervised the student executive board and numerous student committees. Andy then joined the development team at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he served as a Major Gifts Officer. Originally from Indianapolis, Andy holds a B.S. from Ball State University in Natural Resources Environmental Management and Interpretation, and is committed to building relationships with Jewish students to help them continue (or embark) on their own personal Jewish journey.
Amanda K. Weiss, Director of Student Engagement
AKW@Oregonhillel.org, (541) 343-8920 ext. 106
Amanda Weiss hails from a small village in Rockland County NY, aptly named Piermont for its pier and mountains. Having lived up and down the east coast for much of her life, she is very excited to now call Oregon home! A graduate of George Washington University, Amanda majored in Judaic Studies and Psychology, holds a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Non-Profit Management from Gratz College, and is finishing her Masters in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Along with her formal education, she has also spent time studying in New York’s Drisha Institute, wrestling with figures from textbooks and Torah simultaneously. A student at the core, Amanda couldn’t be more thrilled to join Hillel at the University of Oregon and explore the college town of Eugene, OR. In her free time (what free time?), Amanda enjoys playing with her lab-boxer Ellie, seeing musicals, finding great bargains, and experimenting with different art forms from piano to micrography to baking. She also has a penchant for purple elephants and a love of alliteration. Bribery attempts may be made in the forms of Double Chocolaty Chip Frappachinos (no whip!) or mint chocolate chip ice cream.