All kinds of Jewish
All kinds of Jewish
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 Senior 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, Vice President of Psi Chi, and am so excited to be now 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!
Hello everyone, She/Her/Ella and I am a fourth year student at Sonoma State University majoring in Communications in Media Studies. I love being with nature, enjoying time with loved ones, dancing at any moment, attending community events, and listening to self help podcasts. On campus, I am Treasure for the MeCha club and social media management and am so excited to be on the Hillel team as a social media intern. Judaism is new to me which is why it is exciting to learn the culture, be a part of the community and experience such beautiful connections with the Hillel Community. My goal is to create an inclusive and fun environment! L'Chaim
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!