Hillel at UCLA honored its longtime executive director, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, and his wife, Doreen, during the organization’s 12th annual dinner gala at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel on May 5. Phylliss and Louis Mann were recognized for their support of Hillel with the Honorable Menschen Award, and fourth-year student Josh Khalili, a peer mentor, was tapped as this year’s exceptional student leader. Event chairs included Sara Aftergood, Laurie Levenson, Janice Kamenir-Reznik and David Suissa.
Dinner co-chairs Sara Aftergood and David Suissa kick off the Shabbat Auction, which raised more than $20,000 in support of weekly student Shabbat experiences. Photo by David Miller
Arlene Miller, associate director for Jewish student life, presents Josh Khalili with his award. Photo by David Miller
From left: Janice Kamenir-Reznik, dinner co-chair; Rabbi Chaim and Doreen Seidler-Feller; and David Myers, history professor and director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. Photo by David Miller
Rabbi Seidler-Feller presents Louis and Phylliss Mann with their Honorable Menschen Award. Photo by David Miller