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Jill Housen

Senior Advisor

Jill (She/her) was raised in Claremont, CA. She received her B.A. in Fashion Merchandising from California State University, Long Beach, after studying French, Spanish, and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Irvine. She is a certified Health Coach and certified in traditional African Herbal Healing.

Jill works as a REDI consultant for local and national organizations through her consulting group, 3W Consulting, with her partner Tamar Ghidalia. As part of a three-year program, Jill works with 3W Consulting, coaching four Jewish Camps in Colorado and New York. 

She is the DEIB Consultant for the Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din, where she was pivotal in presenting several days of learning on Racial, Equity, and Inclusion, which included performances from the cast of True Colors, DEI training from Be'chol Lashon, and a lunch and learn featuring Marc Dollinger. Jill received a generous grant from JOCI to develop a pilot program to mentor Black and other People of Color who are converting to Judaism. She worked closely with outreach to select and train a team of mentors to work specifically with people of color embarking on their Jewish journey. She finds creative ways to ensure that everything is done through a lens of inclusion and belonging, from written materials to visual representation.

She is a contracted facilitator for the Union of Reform Judaism’s Audacious Hospitality and was on the RAC National Justice Leadership team. 

Jill is an alumnus of the URJ’s (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion JewV’Nation Fellowship and went back In 2022 with Tamar to co-lead the JewV’Nation Fellowship. 

JewV’Nation Fellowship’s 2022 Jews of Color Leadership Cohort | Union for Reform Judaism.

She is a Diversity and Inclusion Committee member at Ikar in Los Angeles, CA.

She completed the Don't Kvetch Community Organizing training through Bend the Arc.

She is a trained facilitator at the Kirva Institute, which merges Mussar teachings with antiracism practice.

Jill Housen
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