Our Staff



Marlie Cymberg is from Long Beach, CA and is currently a junior at Sonoma State University. She is studying to become a registered nurse and ultimately wants to become a pediatric nurse. This year she is one of the two key Interns for Hillel of Sonoma County. Marlie previously attended a Jewish day school in Orange County and often went to her temple for Shabbat and other holiday services. She’s very excited to get to know her new Jewish community here at Sonoma State and the Santa Rosa Junior College.







Samantha Mazo is from Burbank, Ca and is a third year at Sonoma state university. She is studying to become a human development major and eventually work with kids with disabilities. Samantha works at a Jewish sleep away camp in Malibu and loves her jewish identity. She is very excited to be apart of this Hillel team.










My name is Oren Gremberg. I am from Los Angeles, CA. I am 22 and am a junior at SSU. I transferred here in the spring of 2018 and am a Computer Science major. I love sports and can watch and talk about them for hours. I game a little but mostly sports games. I have worked at an overnight jewish summer camp for 6 years. I am American born but first generation as my whole family immigrated here from Israel. I am super stoked to be part of the Hillel team this year.







My name is Sara Feinman, born and raised in San Diego, and I am currently a Freshman Women and Gender Studies major. I am very passionate about feminism, politics, animal rights, health, Judaism, and education. In 2014-2015, I was a Program Officer for the Jewish Teen Foundation’s Philanthropy Program where I helped raise $25,000 to donate to a charity that helped women and children in-need in The States and Israel. In the Summer of 2016 I went to Colorado for a month to do service at the local JCC.  In 2017 I interviewed for the Jacob’s International Teen Leadership Institution (JITLI), which was a program that educated 10 selected San Diegan teens about Islam and its’ relationship with Israel. Fortunately, I got selected to be in the intensive program and that summer all 10 of us traveled to Israel for 3 weeks to meet up with 10 Jewish Israelis and 20 Bedouin Muslims in efforts to understand each other in ways we never could and open up a dialogue between the two religions and cultures.




Israel Intern

Cooking Intern


Dr. Brian S. Wilson is Professor of Music at Sonoma State University where he currently teaches music theory, directs the university Brass Ensemble and serves the Director of the Jewish Studies program (http://web.sonoma.edu/jewishstudies/). A master educator, he has instructed courses in  theory, conducting, orchestration, arranging, methods classes and composition. A versatile composer, arranger, conductor and educator his deep spirituality finds expression in works as diverse as Klezmer Concerto for clarinet, Prayer for Peace for women’s choir and orchestra, The Mixed Multitude for violin, cello, clarinet, horn and piano, Stood the Seraphim for brass and organ, and And Ezra the Scribe Stood Upon a Pulpit for violin, horn and piano commissioned by Music in the Mishkan, San Francisco.