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Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar

Rebekah Thornhill Tokatlilar is the Managing Director of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University. Originally from Austin, Texas, she earned a BA in History and Jewish Studies from NYU in 2011, an MA in Jewish Education from NYU in 2016, and is currently writing her dissertation for her PhD in Jewish Education at NYU. In 2018, Rebekah was awarded the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award by Hillel International. She was a UJA-Federation of New York Shapiro Fellow, served as vice chair of UJA’s Global Leadership Society, served on the steering committee for Limmud New York, and founded the Orthodox Converts Network. In 2014, she relocated to Europe to develop Bronfman Global, a program designed to connect students at NYU’s 14 global sites to Jewish communities all over the world. Rebekah received the NYU Student Affairs Hallmark Award in 2013 and the Give-A-Violet Award in 2014. She lives in Chelsea with her husband, Max, and kids, Sami and Zelda.