yonah
yonah@tulane.edu

Schiller serves as a Special Projects Consultant in the Social Innovation Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) program at Tulane and has also served as an adjunct lecturer for the program. He teaches a seminar on Ecumenical Spirituality as part of the TIDES program. Additionally, Schiller has taught courses on Jewish Mysticism and Introduction to Jewish Civilization. He was awarded the 2013 Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award for the most outstanding non-tenured professor at Tulane University and the Helen A. Mervis Jewish Community Professional Award from the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana.

Schiller also serves as the Executive Director of Tulane Hillel. He is the Founder of the Jewish Design Initiative(JDI), a national design incubator geared towards building scalable systems, models and projects for creating inclusive and high impact Jewish community. He serves as the Senior Project Advisor to the Design Impact Project of JDI, a design thinking project focused on organizational change and transformation for Hillels on 9 university campuses across the US and Canada. Schiller combines his interests in business, the visual arts and Jewish education to play a role in his organizational design work. In addition to his position at Tulane Hillel, Schiller serves as a consultant to a number of Jewish organizations and projects regarding leadership development, strategy and organizational visioning.

Schiller is from the Boston area and attended Brown University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in studio art and art history. He went on to achieve a rabbinic degree in Israel, with an emphasis on Mysticism and Law. Schiller continued his studies, earning an MBA from the Freeman School at Tulane University, with a concentration on Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Schiller lives in New Orleans with his wife Allison and their three children. When time allows, Yonah works in his art studio in New Orleans, plays soccer and uses any excuse to get outdoors.