Leah Kahn began her career in Hillel as the Director of Engagement at UChicago Hillel. She spent the last 5 years at Berkeley Hillel as the Senior Jewish Educator where she was the key innovator and builder in developing fellowship experiences that inspired students to build vibrant Jewish lives. Nationally, Leah developed the second edition of the Jewish Learning Fellowship curriculum and created Jewish Learning Fellowship 2.0: Life's Bigger Questions, has mentored a variety of field professionals and has taught at an array of national gatherings. Prior to her tenure at Berkeley Hillel, Leah was invited as a partner in developing the Pardes Experiential Jewish Educators program at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She holds a Masters in Jewish Studies and Experiential Education from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and a certificate in Jewish Studies from The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She is a 2016 Pomegranate Prize recipient (Covenant Foundation), a 2018 recipient of the Fromer Award in Arts and Education (East Bay Federation) for her work as a choreographer, and accepted the Katz Innovation Award (Office of Innovation) on behalf of Berkeley Hillel. She is also a certified yoga teacher, a lover of Torah, a lifelong modern dancer, a Shabbat enthusiast and a mean vegan cook.
After 11 beautiful years on campus, Leah is incredibly excited to become the Director of Educational Development within The Center for Jewish and Israel Education and The Office of Innovation at Hillel International. She lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and daughter.