Hal Ossman

Executive Director at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

Hal Ossman

Hal Ossman

Executive Director at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

Biography

Hal Ossman earned his bachelor’s degree in History and Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona ‘98 and a Master’s of Management from the Heller School for Social Policy ‘01 and a Master’s of Jewish Communal Service at the Hornstein School of Jewish Communal Service at Brandeis University ‘01. He returned to the University of Arizona in 2001 to serve as Hillel Assistant Director for three years. After serving as Young Leadership Division Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, he became the Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin Hillel Foundation from 2005 to 2007.

Executive Director of the University of Delaware Hillel Foundation from 2007 to 2011, Ossman helped Hillel keep pace with the university’s growing Jewish student population, strengthening its student program, budget, professional staff and governance. He grew Hillel’s annual budget by 65 percent, and expanded the professional staff from three to six. Delaware Hillel was one of only ten Hillels to be awarded a four-year grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation for Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Entrepreneur Initiatives.

Hal Ossman started as the Executive Director of Cornell Hillel in 2011. He lives in Ithaca with his wife Rachel and daughter Sage. The family are members of Temple Beth El synagogue in Ithaca.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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Campus Rabbi & Associate Director, the Yudowitz Center for Jewish Campus Life at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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Executive Director, Israel on Campus Coalition at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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Chief Financial Officer at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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Director of Planned Giving & Endowment at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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President Emeritus at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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Principal at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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Senior Vice President at Hillel - The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life

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Former Labor Counsel at New York City Police Department

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Former Managing Partner at Axcel Partners

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The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 550 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of Hillels on campuses and communities around the world. Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel’s vision is of a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students of all backgrounds, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel teaches students relationship-building skills in a Jewish context and sets the framework for delivering the Jewish future. Our experience over the past 90 years has resulted in a personal, professional and global impact on the future of Jewish peoplehood. Hillel professionals on campus encourage students to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results

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