Hillel names new director

Michael Landy has been named executive director of the St. Louis Hillel at Washington University, announced Miriam Singer, president of the St. Louis Hillel’s board of directors.

Landy started at the Hillel Aug. 11.

Since 2006, Landy has served as regional director for the mid-continent region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, based in St. Louis. For the previous eight years, he worked for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. During that time, Landy served as associate director and interim director of the Hillel at the University of Florida, as Hillel director at Duke University and as program director of Ohio State University’s Hillel.

Landy’s professional background also includes several years as the executive director of a congregation in Orlando, Florida. In 2006, he was recognized by the North American Association of Synagogue Executives as a Fellow in Synagogue Administration and served as their 2007 convention program chair. He has authored several papers on synagogue administration and event fundraising.

Landy earned a master’s degree in political science with certificates in public policy and health administration from the University of Florida. He has a bachelor’s degree in religion from the University of Pennsylvania.