Affiliated Ministry

University Ministry works with representatives and student groups practicing various faith traditions. All students are welcome to reach out to any of our affiliated ministries or contact the University Ministry office for more information.

Abu Qadir Al-Amin

Abu Qadir Al-Amin

Imam SF Muslim Community Center

Abu Qadir Al-Amin received his first appointment as Imam in 1981, from the extraordinary leader of the Muslim American community, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, who was later referred to as America's Imam after his passing. Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin, studied extensively as a student of Imam W. Deen Mohammed for (33 years). In the tradition of Islamic teaching the learned bestow the authorization to teach on others who show promise in their Akhlaq (Character), their knowledge (Ilm), of the Qur'an and the life of Prophet Mohammed (s). Imam Al-Amin has served as Muslim Chaplain, Convener of Western Regional Imams' (1995/2010). Imam Al-Amin has officiated approximately 300 weddings. In addition to these duties he worked as Program Director & Associate Director of the Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice from 1992/2013. Imam Al-Amin is apart of the SF Interfaith Council and also actively involved with faith based community organizing. Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin currently serves as Resident Imam of the SF Muslim Community Center in the Excelsior District of San Francisco and considers it a honor and a privilege to humbly serve the San Francisco Community. Imam Al-Amin is married to D. Hafsah Al-Amin they have four offspring, Qadir, Saidah, Bilal and Darisah, they have 5 grand children.

Naomi Zipursky

Naomi Zipursky

San Francisco Hillel

Born and raised in Omaha, Naomi attended Emory University in Atlanta, where she studied Linguistics and Religion. By day, Naomi serves as the Innovation Specialist for SF Hillel, the Jewish student organization for all universities in the city. She will be bringing design thinking methodology to USF to help students build and connect with communities and experiences they want and need, on and off campus. Naomi especially loves hearing others' stories and looks forward to combining this love with her passion for Judaism. When not on campus, you'll find Naomi in search of both the best views and the best food the city has to offer. 
The best way to reach Naomi is through email at naomi@sfhillel.org.