Nicole Hakimi is a native New Yorker and descendant of Aramaic-speaking Iranian Jews. She holds double degrees from Brooklyn College, where she served as President of the Hillel and Jewish Students’ Union. This marked the beginning of almost two decades serving the Jewish community in a number of professional and volunteer capacities. While working for Hillel, Nicole was the primary recruitment professional, fostering relationships with students and creating innovative programs to draw them to Jewish community.
At JIMENA, Nicole manages the Jewish Day School Program, facilitating the implementation of valuable programming fostering educational experiences that celebrate the culture and history of Sephardic & Mizrahi Jews and Jewish Multiculturalism in Jewish Day Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since arriving in the Bay Area with her husband and two children, Nicole has volunteered at the Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan, particularly in recruitment efforts and monthly women’s programming, and on several projects at the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School. She has also spearheaded the Silicon Valley Kosher Coop. In her spare time, she is an avid Mah Jongg player.