Rhonda Kruschen


Rhonda began August 1, 2016 as the new Director of Greater Portland Hillel, serving PSU, Lewis & Clark and other local colleges. In this role, she  partners with the Board of Directors, students on the major Portland college campuses, as well as the larger Jewish community to fulfill Hillel's mission of enriching the lives of Jewish students - both on the undergraduate and graduate level. She brings a sense of humor and contagious warm energy in her tool kit.

Hailing from Los Angeles and a graduate of Pitzer College, Rhonda is passionate about building community. She spent the last few years fundraising for a major Jewish old age home, managing and leading hundreds of young professionals in event execution and community involvement, and most recently driving East Coast sales for a consulting start-up focused on partnering with female corporate executives on professional growth. Her return to Jewish communal life feels a lot like coming home.