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Amanda Genovese

Amanda Genovese

Program Director
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A native of North Haven, Connecticut, I am thrilled to be joining the Jewish Studies team as the Program Director for the JSU/Hillel. I graduated from Brandeis University in 2015, where I majored in Neuroscience and minored in Religious Studies, while also playing Varsity Softball. I then spent ten months teaching English in Rishon LeZion on the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program, and was selected as a participant for the Masa GLI Leadership Summit and for the WZO Diaspora Activities Fellowship. For the past year, I have served as Development and Communications Associate for North Carolina Hillel. I am excited to give students the tools and encouragement needed to plan programs that they’re passionate about, and to support students in their Jewish journeys, whether they’re just starting to explore their Judaism with a free Birthright Israel trip, or they’ve never missed a Shabbat service. I am eager to help contribute to JSU/Hillel, where every student is truly welcomed with open arms.

Pamela Partridge

Pamela Partridge
Engagement Associate
Jewish Student Life Coordinator at the Citadel
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Originally from California, I’ve lived in North Carolina for the past 12 years, and am excited to be moving further south to begin work at the JSU/Hillel. I graduated from UNC - Chapel Hill where I studied Political Science with a minor in Jewish Studies. Prior to transferring to Chapel Hill , I studied International Business and Marketing at Stetson University, FL. While at Stetson, I was involved in Student Government, and restarted the Hillel on campus, serving as Treasurer and Vice President of Stetson’s Hillel. At Chapel Hill I served as the Religious Chair on the Hillel board, and worked as an office assistant at Hillel. While at two very different universities,   I was able to learn and engage with a variety of students from diverse backgrounds. I am honored and eager to combine my Hillel and Jewish Studies experiences in bringing a fresh and energetic approach to my position.

 Helen Slucki

Helen Slucki
Associate Director of Admissions, Jewish Studies
Executive Director, JSU/Hillel
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In partnership with the Office of Admissions, Helen leads the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program in the recruitment of Jewish students to the College of Charleston. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Helen arrived in Charleston in August of 2013 and promptly fell head over heels in love with the city.

Before arriving in Charleston, Helen worked in various human resource management roles. Most recently she led the HR and payroll teams for 3 leading Australian retail brands. Prior to that, Helen worked as an organizational development specialist for a publicly listed company with over 12,000 employees. There she was responsible for the creation, development and promotion of strategies to recruit, engage and retain employees across the business. In Australia, Helen also provided pro-bono HR advice for a local Jewish elementary school, and a local fast food retail chain. 

Do you or someone you know want to know more about the Admissions process of the College of Charleston? Contact Helen!

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Toni Rubin and Monty Schwartz
Chefs, JSU/Hillel

Monty was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He owned and operated multiple pharmacies in Massachusetts and Connecticut for 40 years, after he received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut, his MBA from Western New England University, and his Post-graduate degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is married to Linda Rae and has one step-daughter, Monica. Monty is practically famous in Charleston for his delicious desserts and salmon quiche!

Toni arrived in Charleston via New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut. With a degree in Early Childhood Education, it was a delight teaching preschool for 28 years. As an active volunteer with special needs children, she created a program called R.E.S.P.E.C.T (Recreational Special Needs Teams). She is married and blessed with a daughter and two grandchildren. For Toni, it has always been a desire to participate in the culinary arts. It was an exciting five year experience being involved in the catering for the crew of ABC Wide World of Sports. Toni's mushroom barley soup and Italian delicacies are a hit with all of the students!