Hi friends! I’m Rachel, and I am so excited to serve as Hillel President. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to be on Hillel Board again for the fourth consecutive year! As President, I have the pleasure of working together with students, member groups, professional staff, alumni and lay leaders to maintain and develop meaningful, diverse, inclusive, and dynamic opportunities for Jewish life on campus. I am a senior, majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Legal Studies as well as Social Justice & Social Policy. I am a proud New Yorker from Little Neck, Queens! I love attempting to play as many intramural sports as possible, creative salads, baking experiments, reading the newspaper, original tart frozen yogurt, spending time with friends, and being silly. Most of all, I absolutely love Hillel at Brandeis, and I hope you do/will too!
Hi everyone! My name is Ariel and I hail from Ottawa, Ontario. I’m so excited to be joining Hillel at Brandeis’ Executive Student Board for a second year, this time as Hillel Finance Coordinator. My job is to oversee the Hillel at Brandeis student allocations process to fund a wide variety of programs and events. I love getting lost in music and I love the outdoors. I tend to randomly break out into song and I’ve been known to dance to myself (ask the C-store employees). I’m studying many things including Politics, Philosophy, and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and I’m very excited for this year! Overall, I love socializing and making new friends, so please come up to me and say hello!
Hi! I’m a sophomore from Lexington, MA, which is right around the corner from Brandeis! I am majoring in Biology and Sociology and am probably going to end up minoring in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. I absolutely LOVE Judaism and especially the community that Hillel at Brandeis offers. I oversee the Hillel at Brandeis calendar and am in charge of general communication and publicity! If I’m not hanging out in the Hillel Lounge or doing Labs, you can find me dancing with several groups on campus or designing costumes for various theater productions. I love running, hiking and biking—and singing off-key with friends! To all the Upperclassmen, welcome back, and to all the First Years, WELCOME TO BRANDEIS! I love making new friends, so I hope to meet you soon!
Who goes there? It’s me, Zevvy Goldish, from the far-away land of Newton, MA. I am a junior Biochemistry major and Computer Science minor. I have a lot of interests, and in past years I’ve dabbled in unicycling, theater, martial arts, board games, and music (JFA Hngh!). Now I will be focusing on my role as Hillel Education Coordinator, organizing Divrei Torah, Friday night Onegs, and more engaging opportunities to increase enthusiasm for Jewish learning experience at Brandeis. Torah is light! I can’t wait to meet people and have an awesome year!
Hello everyone! My name is Aaron, and I am a Sophomore (or Junior, depending on the day) from Skokie, Illinois. I am newbie here at Brandeis having just transferred from Tulane University all the way south in New Orleans, Louisiana. As Hillel Religious Life Coordinator, I strive to create unity and cohesion in the diverse Hillel community by bringing people together from all different Jewish backgrounds and walks of life. I like to think I know what I am going to major in or do with my life, but I have no idea! Sometimes I want to go to work for the airline industry, and sometimes I want to be a Rabbi, and other times I want to be a Broadway actor. If you ever want to talk about or sing musicals (for hours and hours on end), I’m your guy. I also love Judaism, eating and candy. I can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hi! I am a sophomore from the Bay Area, California and I am double majoring in Psychology and Near Eastern Judaic Studies. On campus, you can find me working in Admissions, working on a committee for Relay For Life, eating cereal, and pretending I can cope with this East Coast weather. I am a huge San Francisco Giants fan and probably have too much West Coast pride. I am an avid frequenter of the Faculty Club and am happy to say that I still watch at least one Gilmore Girls episode each week, even though the show ended when I was in middle school. This year I will be serving as Hillel’s Shabbat and Festival Meals Coordinator and I could not be more excited. Shabbat and festival meals are very special at Brandeis, representing many of the wonderful facets of the Hillel and Brandeis communities, and I am looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for these events with you.
Hi! I am a sophomore, and am super excited to be on Hillel Board again after serving as First Year Representative last year! I am most likely majoring in HSSP (but obviously double majoring in something else, feel free to offer some suggestions). I am from Seattle, Washington and I love chocolate, Zumba, Taylor Swift (you secretly do too), and the occasional Disney princess. My favorite thing, though, is making new friends. So that’s you all. As Hillel Social and Cultural Events Coordinator, I can’t wait to see you at all of our awesome events this year!
Hi, my name is Hannah Leeman. I am a sophomore from Bath, Maine majoring in HSSP (Health, Science, Society and Policy) with a possible minor in Biology. As Hillel Israel Programs Coordinator, I work to bring all of Hillel at Brandeis’ Israel groups together to host different events and programs about celebrating and understanding Israel. I can be found all over enjoying our beautiful campus, hanging out with friends and meeting new people. In addition to being on Hillel Board I am also on Brandeis’ women’s crew team, I am a member of BEMCo (Brandeis’ EMT service), and I am involved in a few of Brandeis Waltham Group community service organizations. I am really excited to be on Hillel Board this year and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!
Greetings from your new conscience! As Hillel Tzedek/Social Justice Coordinator, it’s my job to plan community service/social justice projects, help you come up with projects, and make you aware of what’s going on in the world. I’m a junior from Silver Spring, MD majoring in History and minoring in Teacher Education, and when not grading tests and papers, I plan on studying American political history. My hobbies are procrastinating, reading, and hanging out with my Hillel (and other) friends. Whether you want to meet with me about tzedek, talk about Hillel in general, or just hang out (I’ve been told I’m funny), I can’t wait to talk to you!
Hi! I’m from Queens, New York, and I’m a senior. I am a double major in Psychology and American Studies and I am also a double minor in Legal Studies and Education. I like playing every kind of sport out there! Oh I also really like food, so you will run into me at every food event on campus. You will definitely see my driving the Branvan around. As Hillel Campus Relations Coordinator, I want to help Hillel branch out and hold more events with diverse groups on campus. I’m so excited to be more involved in Hillel and to meet all of you!!
Hi guys! I’m a first year from Queens, New York and most likely double majoring in International Global Studies and Near Eastern Judaic Studies. I love dancing, doing yoga, learning about Israel and meeting new people. I can’t wait to work with all of the first years and my co Liora this year to serve as a liaison between the first years and the Hillel Board and plan really cool events. I’m very excited to get to know everyone!
Greetings, friends! My name is Liora, and I am a first year from Dallas, Texas (no, I don’t ride a horse or live on a farm). I am currently undecided on a major but I am thinking about majoring in Psychology or perhaps Neuroscience, and probably minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies…and I’m a premed (yay doctors). I love to sing (I sing more than I talk), play my ukulele (his name is Kevin), eat nutella by the spoonful, and take Shabbos naps. I can’t say how excited I am to be a Hillel First Year Representative with my co Liran! I look forward to meeting all of you, planning awesome events, and especially getting to know all the first years!