Hillel Staff


Rabbi Sue Laikin Silberberg
Executive Director
Rabbi Sue Laikin Silberberg grew up in Indianapolis.  She attended Indiana University as an undergraduate and majored in social work.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree.  Rabbi Sue attended the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and was ordained in 1988.  While she was a student, she was the Hillel Director at the University of Delaware.  She spent one year in Israel and returned to the United States to become the Executive Director of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University in August of 1989.  She loves IU Hillel and the students here.  Rabbi Sue is also committed to promoting diversity on campus.  She helped to found Bloomington United, a grassroots community organization dedicated to building diversity and responding to incidents of hate.
Phillip Silberberg
Development Director
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Phillip Silberberg joined the Hillel staff in August, 2012.  He hails from Johannesburg, South Africa.  He graduated from the medical school at the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg and later did his fellowship in Radiology and a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology in Canada.  He has practiced pediatric radiology in Oregon, Nebraska and Kentucky.  He moved to Bloomington 5 years ago and loves meeting students, parents, alumni and friends of IU Hillel.
Josh Dinner
Assistant Director



Josh graduated from IU in 2013 and quickly entered the Jewish professional world as a Cantorial Soloist, and then became Director of Hillel for the University of Tampa. After a brief stint as a space journalist (ask him about going to rocket launches), he has excitedly returned to his alma mater as Hillel’s Assistant director. 
 Elana Huvard

Israel Fellow/Israel Program Director


Elana Huvard

Elana moved to Tel Aviv right after graduating from the University of Texas. She’s been living in Israel for the last several years and can’t wait to bring some of that Israeli energy to the IU campus.
Jess Goldblatt
Ezra Fellow/ Engagement Associate



Jess is from Elizabeth, NJ. He is a proud recent graduate from Michigan State University in East Lansing where he received his B.A. in Religious Studies. During his time in East Lansing, Jess was involved in his fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, elected both as Recruitment Chair and President, respectively. Jess was also a recognizable face at Hillel, serving on multiple Jewish Student Union board positions. Jess’ professional aspirations are to one day lobby Congress to affect policy and strengthen the Pro U.S.-Israel relationship. In his free time Jess loves to take long walks on the beach, travel to new places, and toss the pigskin around with his pals on a beautiful day. Although, Jess is a diehard Spartan basketball fan (three years spent in the Izzone) he is open to the idea of pulling for the Hoosiers as he makes his new home here in Bloomington.
Dylan Singer

Springboard Fellow


Dylan Singer

Dylan graduated from the University of Minnesota where he was active at his Hillel and a member of SAM.  He is currently serving as a Unit Head at Olin Sang Ruby.  He is looking forward to joining the Hillel staff in August.
Rabbi Ron Klotz
Center for Informal Jewish Education

Ron Klotz

Rabbi Ron Klotz came to the Myron S. Goldman Union Camp Institute (then called simply, Union Camp Institute) to be its director in 1975, during his final two years of rabbinical studies. In 1977 he moved to Indianapolis continuing his work at our camp. Ron is married to Juca Klotz who grew up in Porto Alegre, Brazil. They met while studying at the Hayim Greenberg Institute in Jerusalem in 1969. Ron and Juca have two sons, Jeremy and Michael. Jeremy and his wife Melissa met at camp and now have two children, Zoe and Maya.Ron began his time in URJ camps in 1958. Being from Chicago, he attended the Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Ron was a camper from 1958 to 1962. From 1963 to 1974 Ron served the camp as a counselor, specialist, unit head, and assistant director. Ron graduated from the University of Illinois in 1969 with a degree in Finance, studied for a year in Jerusalem at the Greenberg Institute, returned to Chicago to the Assistant Director position, and then studied at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and Cincinnati from 1972 through ordination in 1977. Ron’s commitment to Jewish education, health and safety, and building community has helped to create a wonderful sense of family at camp. He’s known as a wonderful storyteller, and claims to be a decent banjo player.