Hillel at Miami University—the center of Jewish life on campus—seeks to engage, connect, and empower Jewish students by encouraging exploration of their Jewish identity, creating a vibrant Jewish community, and inspiring the next generation of Jewish leaders.
Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.
Hillel serves approximately 1,100 Jewish students at Miami University. It promotes a strong sense of community throughout the campus. It fosters collaboration and cooperation among Hillel, student organizations, the University, the Oxford community, Cincinnati and Dayton and other nearby Jewish communities. The entire campus community values a Jewish presence and Jewish students participate in activities both within the walls of Hillel, around campus, and in the surrounding communities.
MARCY MILLER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Marcy brings a wide variety of professional experiences to her position not only from within the Jewish communal world but also the international community. She has previously worked in the Jewish education and leadership fields, the legal profession, and has held the positions of executive director, interim director and assistant director of Hillels at both public and private universities. She has also staffed and participated in many Hillel initiatives including birthright trips and Alternative Spring Breaks, Ta Shma - a Jewish studies program in Israel, and a unique tzedek training opportunity for Hillel staff in Nicaragua.
JOEL MILLER, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Joel has been involved in Jewish communities throughout North America for over 30 years, including as Executive Director of Hillel at Syracuse University and Hillels of Rochester Area Colleges. He has a Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ben flox, Director of Jewish student life
A graduate of Denison University, Ben was heavily involved with that Hillel as a student leader, primarily serving to connect and engage new students and introduce them to the Jewish community. Ben works directly with student leaders to help them plan and execute the programs that serve the campus Jewish community. He is very excited to help develop the next generation of Jewish leaders.
nevo Schpire, JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL, ISRAEL FELLOW
A resident of Maalot, Nevo comes to us from Hillel of Southern Ontario where he was most recently the Israel Fellow to the University of Guelph and McMaster University in Hamilton. He was an Israeli Defense Forces combat officer with the Iron Dome Missile Defense System. Nevo works with the many student leaders associated with the various Israel-oriented groups on campus and actively promotes Israel education, study and travel opportunities on campus.
Anna meyers, rabbinic educator
Anna is a third-year rabbinic student at Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion. She received her B.A. in Jewish Studies in 2015 from Northeastern University in Boston. Anna was active at Northeastern’s Hillel as an intern and student board member. Following her graduation she served as that Hillel’s Director of Jewish Student Life. Anna works directly with the Jewish Life Interns to plan and implement a wide variety of programs to serve the diverse needs of the Jewish community on campus.