Glenda is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and has lived in San Diego since 1987. She has been happily involved in Jewish communal work for most of this time. She has a BA in psychology and a Masters in Education , both from the University of Cape Town.When not working, Glenda is passionate about Israeli dancing and going on long walks and talks. She enjoys studying Hebrew and Jewish texts and is an avid reader of biographies and novels.
Elad recently finished his legal internship and is now studying for the bar examination. For the last semester of law school he participated in the student exchange program at UM. When he finished law school he took a year off to travel and open a business in Australia. He hopes to make a positive impact on students at the University, and show people everywhere just how amazing Israel is.
Originally from Chicago, Shoshana studied English and art in Ohio at the College of Wooster. There, she was Hillel president, on the newspaper, active in the outdoors club and her local sorority, and co-founder of an Israel discussion group. After graduation, she went to Israel on Birthright and then spent six months in Tel Aviv working at the magazine Timeout Israel. On her Birthright trip, she was moved by her experience engaging with young Jews developing their Jewish identities and returned to the U.S. with a passionate drive to pursue Jewish education. Now after working as a 5th grade Hebrew school teacher, in the Shorashim office, and staffing a Birthright trip, she can’t wait to continue creating inspiring ways to get the younger generation excited about Judaism at USD and SDSU.