Lisa Kassow, Hillel director
Lisa Pleskow Kassow lived in Jerusalem, Israel from 1978-1990, where she was an award-winning photojournalist. Before becoming Trinity’s full-time Hillel director in 2001, Kassow worked at the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center (JCC) in West Hartford, CT.
During her tenure at the JCC, Kassow directed adult education and later assumed the post of director of arts, culture, and education. Kassow is the founder and former director of the Hartford Jewish Film Festival, a program that Trinity co- sponsored for many years.
Kassow holds a BFA in art from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a graduate of the Beit Midrash program in West Hartford, CT. She was the recipient of the 2008 Jewish Vision Award of the Charter Oak Cultural Center in recognition of her involvement and work in the Greater Hartford Jewish community. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Zylberman, Hillel Program Manager
Amy Zylberman received her B.A. in English from Endicott College. She founded Endicott's Hillel, a branch that now falls under the organizations Small and Mighty division. Amy helped Endicott's Hillel visit area synagogues, host a group Pesach Seder, and build a Sukkah on campus. Amy's love of Judaism and Judaic culture stems from rich family history. She's honored to be the granddaughter of liberated holocaust survivors.
She received Endicott's President's Award upon graduating for her leadership in student organizations, including collegiate a cappella and Spokenbird, the poetry slam team which she also founded. As an undergraduate, Amy completed internships with a creative writing classroom, children's book author, and a Boston-area improvisation studio. After graduation, she lived and worked in Maine's Acadia National Park and came back to work for several Connecticut museums and theaters.
Amy's passions include artistic collaboration, reading, golden retrievers, writing, theater, museum trips, good conversation, cooking, and travel. She is more than thrilled to join the Trinity Hillel family.