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Program Coordinator

Jesse Steinman is a Program Coordinator at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Previously he served as Boston University Hillel’s Springboard Innovation Fellow for 2 years. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jesse graduated from Emory University with a double major in History and German Studies.

Prior to Emory, he attended the Nativ College Leadership Gap Year Program in Israel, which provided him with his first in-depth opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with Judaism and Israel. His Jewish journey evolved in Atlanta at Emory Hillel, where he spearheaded interreligious programming and a statewide Jewish student anti-racist initiative. At Emory, he also played ultimate frisbee, sang in an a cappella group, and interned at the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel.

During his time at BU, Jesse took great pride in his 1×1 engagements, creating JLF curriculums, and growing the student leadership cohort to almost 200 students. He loves travel and learning more about Jewish communities outside of North America and Israel. He has spent a significant amount of time in Vienna and Berlin, where he has immersed himself in those Jewish communities.

In his free time, you can find Jesse rock climbing, playing basketball or ultimate frisbee, cooking Shabbat dinner for his Moishe House community, or stress-eating his homemade baked goods while watching the Celtics play.

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