Our Team


Michelle Blumenberg, Executive Director

mblumenb@email.arizona.edu | 520-624-6561 | Ext. #7122

In 1992, Michelle came to the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation after working for six years at the University of Michigan Hillel. She earned a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies and an MA in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She loves working with students, lay leaders and the community of Hillel, so much that she's been doing this for over 30 years! She is here in Tucson with her two children, Avi and Eitan. Her door is usually open and she loves when students stop by to talk.


Charae Stewart , Operations/Office Manager

charae@email.arizona.edu |520-624-6561 | Ext. #7132

Charae graduated from Chaparral Business School and has been a part of UA Hillel for 15 years.  She REALLY loves the Dallas Cowboys, watching Criminal Minds, reading and crafting.  Her husband, Steve, retired from the Airforce after 37 years and is now working in Iraq through Lockheed Martin. Charae loves being a Gma to her Grandson’s Blye and Bowen. Her position enables her to be a surrogate mom at Hillel and she loves shooting the breeze.  Stop in and say "Hi"!


Board of Directors 2018-2019

Chair: Thomas Sayler Brown
Treasurer: Suzanne Baron Helming
Secretary: Amy Beyer
Immediate Past Chair:  John Judin


Barbara Bereskin
Michaela Davenport
Arielle Devorah
Amy Gould
Sara Harelson
Bryan Kaplan
Danny Klein
Nancy Koff
Jason Lazarow
Dana Narter
Allan Pressel
Josh Silverman
Alex Stuchen