Jessie Paley

Title: Israel Engagement Coordinator

Jessie hails from the suburbs of Cleveland, OH.  She spent the last four years studying at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a major in Judaic Studies, a minor in Organizational Leadership, and certificates in Religious Studies and Modern Hebrew. Growing up, Jessie was involved in the Jewish community where she attended the Cleveland JCC overnight, Camp Wise, for nine years. As a participant in BBYO, her passion for Jewish communal service and Israel flourished. In college she remained active in the Jewish community through Hillel, teaching Sunday School at a local temple, and working at the JCC, along with internships in the Jewish community over the summers. During her junior year she spent a semester studying abroad at Tel Aviv University which strengthened her love and knowledge of Israel. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing and playing guitar, and finding fun new restaurants to try. Jessie is SO excited to join the Penn State Hillel family and is eager to share her passion for Israel and Judaism with the students she meets.