Associate Vice President for Leadership Experiences, Hillel International
Yehudit Feinstein Mentesh is the Associate Vice President for Leadership Experiences at Hillel International. Previously, she served as the IAC Regional Director in New York. Born and raised in Israel, Yehudit relocated to New York City in 2000 to pursue a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and holds an M.A. in Psychoanalysis from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. An acclaimed visual artist, Yehudit has worked in Jewish education since 2002 when she joined the teaching staff of Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn. In 2010, Yehudit founded Israelis in Brooklyn - a groundbreaking organization dedicated to creating community among Israeli and Americans through innovative programming focused on Hebrew language, Israeli cultural and Jewish heritage. Yehudit served as an Educational Officer in the IDF, teaches at BIMA, a Jewish arts summer program at The Berkshire Institute for Music and Art, Gan Shalom and at Jewish and art programs throughout Manhattan. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three sons.