Jennifer Zwilling

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Name

Jennifer Zwilling

Affiliation

Vice President, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

Location

Washington, DC

Biography

Jennifer Zwilling is the Chief Strategy Officer at Hillel International. During her fourteen-year tenure at Hillel, she has led numerous projects to advance the organization’s strategic priorities, collaborating with funders, lay leaders and professionals across the Hillel network. Jen currently leads Hillel’s Campus Success division, overseeing field relations, managing a team of veteran Hillel directors who support local Hillels to achieve excellence, and directing Hillel’s enterprise-wide effort to use data to track the progress of local Hillels and to guide organizational strategy. She played a leadership role in architecting Hillel’s strategic plan and its accompanying business plan, and earlier in her tenure led Hillel’s senior Jewish educator and peer engagement pilot, which pioneered innovative methods to engage more Jewish students.

Before joining Hillel, Jen was a program director for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston where, among other things, she led numerous exchange programs for youth from Boston and Haifa. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a BA in Religious Studies, spent a year abroad learning at Hebrew University and earned a joint MA in Jewish Communal Service and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.

Jen lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.