Solly Hess

Solly Hess is the Director of Institutional Advancement, OU West Coast. He is a dynamic communal professional with extensive experience in leadership development and community engagement. Solly recently made his return to the OU in 2018 as the Western States Regional Director of Synagogue & Community Engagement after serving as the Major Gifts Director at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Solly’s previous work with the OU includes running West Coast NCSY. During his time as Regional Director, he helped revitalize the west coast region, expand the reach of the organization’s brand, and establish a culture of fervent and active Jewish life amongst a diverse community of students, parents, and lay leaders.
Solly received his MBA from Pepperdine University and lives in Long Beach, CA with his wife Sasha and three children, Kalev, Nava, and Judith.