Professional Team

Jeff Tiell


Jeff Tiell is a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, where he has worked since January, 2015.

In 2012, he moved to the Bay Area to accept an AmeriCorps VISTA position with the Oakland Unified School district. Jeff has most recently worked for, a social change organization focusing on utilizing the skills and experience of those in mid-life and beyond to improve communities. In his role at Encore, he was responsible for providing strategic and operational advice to grantees and organizations. Additionally, Jeff participated with American Jewish World Service Global Justice Fellowship and also held a Jeremiah Fellowship.

Jeff received his B.A. degree from Brown University and Master’s degree with an emphasis on Community and Economic development from University of Pennsylvania. While working for his degree, Jeff interned with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and the educational consultation group, Research for Action. He has also written on issues of educational equity and policy for the Washington, D.C. social policy tank, the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Jeff is active in Rabbi Noa Kushner’s The Kitchen, a flourishing Bay Area organization that celebrates Jewish holidays and rituals. Both of Jeff’s parents are lifelong Jewish communal professionals.

The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.