Hi everyone! My name is Dani Nurick, I’m from Seattle, I am a senior this year, and I am so ecstatic to get to serve as the President of Hillel at Brandeis this year. I can’t wait to work with all of you to make this year a fantastic, meaningful, and fun year for the Jewish community at Brandeis. When I am not hanging out in the Hillel lounge I can be found being a CA, tour guide, UDR for the HSSP department, and teaching Zumba. During the summers I work as a Rosh Edah (division head) at camp Ramah Nyack, and you can often find me doing camp dances in random places. Most importantly, I really love chocolate. Can’t wait for a fantastic year!
Hi! My name is Saul Cohen, I’m a sophomore from Rochester, New York, and I’m planning to major in Business. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, watching the Patriots, making glass art, and eating lots of bagels and lox. I also went to Australia last summer, rappelling, surfing, and hiking my way across the East Coast! I’m really excited to be Finance Coordinator and to work with the Brandeis Jewish community. If you have any questions, ideas, or just want to say hi, feel free to email me or stop by the Hillel Lounge!
Hi everyone! My name is Mea Siegel, and I’m a senior from San Francisco. I’m studying Film, Theater, Legal Studies, and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies. I’m thrilled to be your Communications Coordinator this year! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and helping to make this year fantastic! Shoot me an email if you have any questions or ideas, or stop by Hillel Lounge and say hey!
Hi!! My name is Emily, and I am a sophomore from Needham, MA. I’m planning to major in Neuroscience and am studying on a pre-med track. In my free time I love running, hanging out with friends, eating ice cream, and exploring the gorgeous city of Boston. I am so excited to be Hillel’s Social and Cultural Events Coordinator this year and to plan some awesome and fun events for everyone in our community to enjoy! I can’t wait to get to work with everyone this year, and, as always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions, ideas, or anything else!
Hey everyone! My name is Rebecca, and I’m a sophomore from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I plan to hopefully double major in History and Psychology, with a minor maybe in Journalism. (I’m still undecided!) I am so excited to serve as Hillel Board’s Tzedek Coordinator for this upcoming year. I love music and singing (specifically showtunes), traveling, road trips and meeting new people! As Tzedek Coordinator, I look forward to working together as a community to build our connections through social action and chessed, and hopefully reach out to the community at large! I can’t wait to get to know you all this year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi!
Hailing from Sharon, MA, Rafi Diamond is a Sophomore studying English, Theater and Education. As this year’s Religious Life Coordinator, Rafi looks forward to working with the board as well as the extended and diverse Jewish community at Brandeis. Aside from coordinating religious life, Rafi’s passions include theater, juggling and netflix. For the few hours of the day Rafi spends outside the Hillel Lounge, you can find him in Sherman, his room or (rarely) aimlessly wandering around the library.
Hi, all! I’m Julia Sirota from Flemington, NJ, and I’m thrilled to be reviving my role as Shabbat and Festival Meals Coordinator! My primary responsibility is to make Shabbat dinner the event you excitedly await each week while pushing through research papers or problem sets. I love working to create Shabbat dinner experiences that fulfill our community’s diverse religious/cultural/spiritual/social/dietary needs, and I also love long discussions on the topic. When not thinking or talking about Hillel, I love organizing my colored pens, jamming out to show tunes, and making streamer art. Speaking of which, I also created and run Hillel’s Shabbat Squad – that group of cool cats who set up and decorate the function hall each week for Shabbat dinner, while listening to music, making friends, and having a blast!
Shalom! My name is Leah and I’m a first-year hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I couldn’t be more excited to be serving as one of your two First Year Reps on this year’s Hillel Board! I’m hoping to major in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies but hey, these things can always change. As a First Year Rep, I want to foster an environment where pluralism, not polarization, is the norm among my peers. My ultimate goal is to make every first-year feel included in and important to our Brandeis family! In my free time, you can find me FaceTiming my dog, fangirling over Yo-Yo Ma, or re-reading Harry Potter. I would love to get to know you and hear your ideas, so swing by the Hillel lounge during my office hours, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find me on Facebook. Here’s to a great year of Judaism!
Hey world! I’m Lauren Grobois and I’m super excited to start off my first year at Brandeis as part of the Hillel board! I hail from New Rochelle, New York but spent last year at Ein Hanatziv, an Israeli seminary on a kibbutz in Northern Israel. I look forward to sharing my experiences from my year on the farm and excited to hear your unique stories too! This year I would love to create an inclusive environment for first-years because I know how hard it can be to take those first few steps to get involved. I want to ensure that Hillel is a safe place where everyone can feel welcomed. I would love to get to know you, hear your input, or just hang out; so come stop by my office hours! Can’t wait for incredible year!