Sarita Bronstein, Executive Director Sarita Bronstein is a passionate leader profoundly committed to Israel advocacy and the promulgation of Jewish life.  She has been active in the Mid-Peninsula Jewish Community for over twenty years.  Sarita served as an Executive Officer on the Board of Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School and Kehillah Jewish High School.  She was a founder of the Gideon Hausner’s Middle School, Kehillah Jewish High School, and Shalhevet (Teens Program to Poland & Israel).  A Wexner Heritage Foundation Alumni, she holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations, with the specific purpose of serving Israel.  She was the College and Career Center’s Coordinator at Gunn High School. Sarita served as the Director of the Israel Travel Initiative and Israel @ 60 Mission at the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco.  Sarita was fully responsible for initiating and establishing the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces new chapter in the San Francisco Bay area. Sarita was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia.  Sarita has two children, Zachary and Rebecca.

Contact Sarita:
Direct Line: 408-775-7531



Cindy DiPietro, Staff Accountant

Cindy brings to Hillel her many years of business management experience. She and her husband have owned and operated a variety of small businesses over the years including a multi-unit franchise restaurant chain and a fine art gallery in Carmel CA. Cindy is enjoying her new position at Hillel, working with the supportive staff and awesome students. Cindy and her husband live in Gilroy and have three children, two who are in college and the youngest in high school.
Contact Cindy:
Direct Line: 408-775-7535


Yael Dinur


Yael Dinur
Israel Fellow

Yael was born in Kfar Saba, but in the past 12 years she has been living in beautiful, interesting, hectic Jerusalem. Living in this diverse city for so many years made her be more involved in Israel’s everyday life and challenges, things that she would be happy to share with others. During her years in Jerusalem she studied History in the Hebrew University and also worked as a tour guide and coordinator in the International School for Holocaust Studies in Yad Vashem. There is nothing she loves more than meeting new people on a daily basis. Feel free to come and talk with her about each and every topic in the world- from the deep discussions about the meaning of life and hot topics in nowadays Israel till Britney’s last concert. She is excited to meet you all and to be part of Hillel of Silicon Valley.” 

Contact Yael:
Direct Line: 408-775-7534


Matthew Lorch  
Program and Engagement Associate1912492_10202638116208716_7257219973669017576_n

Matthew is really excited to be at Hillel of Silicon Valley. A native of Los Angeles, Matt left California and made his way to the University of Oklahoma for school, where he majored in Criminology. After earning his degree, Matt made his way back to the West Coast and to Hillel of Silicon Valley. He is extremely excited to be a part of this amazing team and to work with such incredible students.

Contact Matt:
Direct Line: 408-775-7533