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Shalom everyone! My name is Haddie Daner and I am the President of Hillel of Sonoma County. I'm from Atascadero. CA and am a 3rd year majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Jewish Studies at Sonoma State University. I love hiking, dancing, volunteering, spending time with my friends, and photography. I've enjoyed being an intern since my second year of college because it is the best way to create memories and get to know other Jewish students on campus! Hillel is my home away from home and I'm beyond thankful to be a part of our positive and uplifting community. I enjoy spreading peace and inclusivity to each and everyone I meet!
My name is Caitlyn Dienstag and I am a third year student at Sonoma State University majoring in Psychology. I enjoy journaling, playing games on my Nintendo Switch, spending time with my puppy, photography, and reading. On campus, I am Alpha Delta Pi’s President and am so excited to be working closely as an intern with Hillel. Judaism has always been a very important aspect of my identity and I am excited to bring all of my experiences and ideas to Hillel of Sonoma County!
Hi all! My name is Abby Reitman, and I am the new Shabbat and Holiday intern here at Hillel of Sonoma County! I’ve moved about eight times in my life so I just say I am from San Diego, CA (just to save everyone from hearing my long and boring life story). I am a 4th year senior graduating this semester, and I am majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I absolutely love reading, writing poetry, and just spending time with my friends. I am so excited to become a more integral part of Hillel; I can’t wait to finish out my college experience by being surrounded by such an amazing group of people with whom I share so much in common with. I want to create lasting memories for not only myself, but also to help others find a close-knit community or even secondary family within our organization!
Currently a Professor of Music Theory and Composition and the Director of Jewish Studies at Sonoma State University. As a composer Dr. Wilson frequently incorporates tropes from the Jewish liturgy, sometimes in outwardly Jewish music (for example, his original setting of the Avinu Malkeynu prayer), other times for no particular reason than the melody just sounds good (Symphony No. 1, Ancient Calls and Echoes for Two Horns and Organ). Professor Wilson's composition teachers included Dan Asia, Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, Malcom Peyton, and Ed Diamente. Dr. Wilson is a trombonist who regularly blows the shofar- all 100 blasts- at High Holiday services. He encourages all students to check out the Jewish Studies Program at Sonoma State!