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Tilly Shemer (née Shames)
Tilly Shemer (née Shames)
Created Equal Educators Cohort

Tilly Shemer is the Executive Director of University of Michigan Hillel. Tilly has worked with Hillels in Toronto and Michigan for 16 years in various positions, including Director of Israel Affairs and Associate Director, before becoming Executive Director at the University of Michigan in 2012. Tilly is passionate about youth engagement, community-building, pluralism, women’s advancement, and social justice. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. She is a Wexner Field Fellow Alum and is on the Steering Committee of the Safety, Respect, Equity initiative. Along with Haley Schreier, she leads the LiveThePledge.com website and social media campaign to encourage allyhood in the Jewish community.