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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
Louis Benjamin ’78 – Co-President
Michael Berger ’02
Sue Fischlowitz ’68, P’03, P’10
Jonathan Horowitz ’06 — Treasurer
Aaron Fineberg ’15 – Student President
Julia Sirota ’18
Samuel Mendales
Donnie Phillips ’06 — Clerk
Samantha Pohl ’05
Reuben Posner ’05 – Vice President
Janna Rosenberg ’02
James Shane
Harry Waizer P’10, P’11 — Co-President
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.

Aaron Fineberg ’15 — President
Elana Kennedy ’17 — Communications Coordinator
Adam Ossip ’15 — Education Coordinator
Ricky Miller ’17 — Religious Life Coordinator
Julia Sirota ’18 — Shabbat and Festival Meals Coordinator
Ruth Fertig  ’17 — Social and Cultural Events Coordinator
Liran Messinger ’17 — Israel Programs Coordinator
Leah Staffin ’15 — Tzedek/Social Justice Coordinator
Emily Beker ’15 — Campus Relations Coordinator

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