Harris Glass named CEO of Rutgers Hillel

Lisa Harris Glass has been named the next CEO of Rutgers Hillel, the home of the largest Jewish college undergraduate population in the country, the group announced.

In her role, Harris Glass will oversee Rutgers Hillel’s 11-member staff and lead the organization’s work that provides transformative Jewish experiences, award-winning programming and a home away from home for Rutgers’ 6,400 Jewish undergraduates and 1,000-plus Jewish graduate students.

Harris Glass currently serves as the chief operating officer at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, which fosters a strong, collaborative, caring and vibrant Jewish community in northern New Jersey, Israel and abroad. Prior to her 13 years at JFNNJ, Harris Glass led operations in the mid-Atlantic for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, where she was responsible for 107 congregations, and served as executive director of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston.

Harris Glass said she is eager to take on the role.

“With gratitude for my experience at JFNNJ, I am enthused to continue advancing the same mission — strengthening our North Jersey Jewish community — as CEO of Rutgers Hillel,” she said.

“Jewish students represent the Jewish future, and I can’t wait to interact with the thousands of students Rutgers Hillel serves and partner with the team of dedicated staff and lay leaders that carry out its mission every day.”

Judith Harrison, incoming board president of Rutgers Hillel, said she is eager to work with Harris Glass.

“I’m inspired, and I’m confident our students will soon be inspired by Lisa’s dedicated leadership,” she said. “We look forward to welcoming her to Rutgers Hillel, and seeing all she accomplishes leading our organization’s next chapter.”