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About Hillel

What makes Hillel at Brandeis unique?

Brandeis University’s student involvement and activism, its strong, student-led campus life and its excellence as a center for teaching and research make it one of the most dynamic Jewish campus communities in the world. Hillel at Brandeis is proud to be the nerve center of that Jewish community.

Our mission is to promote individual student growth and enrich campus life through vibrant and pluralistic Shabbat and holiday celebrations, social events and student- and staff-led programming. We also act as the umbrella organization for over 20 student-run clubs, performing arts groups and special project committees.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Hillel at Brandeis. It is composed of dedicated alumni, parents, faculty, staff, current students and friends of Hillel at Brandeis. It has fiduciary and legal accountability for the organization’s operations, and it is responsible for ensuring that Hillel at Brandeis fulfills its mission.

David Abelman ’82, P’11
Michael Berger ’02
Jonathan Horowitz ’06 — Treasurer
Ellen Lasher Kaplan ’64
Meyer G. Koplow ’72, P’02, P’05 – Co-President
Martin R. Kupferberg ’81, P’18
Samuel Mendales
Ricky Miller ’17 – Student President
Samantha Pohl ’05
Stephen R. Reiner ’61 – Co-President
Janna Rosenberg ’02
James Shane
Rachel Silverman ’04
Harry Waizer P’10, P’11
Nancy Winship P’10, P’13

Student Executive Board

The Student Executive Board is comprised of elected students who work with Hillel’s member groups and the entire campus community to provide rich Jewish experiences on campus.

Ricky Miller ’17 — President
Leah McNeil ’19 – Vice President
Saul Cohen ’18 – Finance Coordinator
Dani Davidoff ’19 — Religious Life Coordinator
Lauren Grobois ’19 – Israel Programs Coordinator
Ilana Bauman ’19 — Shabbat and Festival Meals Coordinator
Yael Jaffe ’18 — Education Coordinator
Annie Lieber ’18 — Tzedek/Social Justice Coordinator
Avi Baynash ’20 and Leora Nevins ’20 – First Year Reps


For more information about the Student Executive Board, please click here.