Staff

David Raphael

David Raphael

Interim Executive Director

David has been involved in Hillel for 26 years, and is now overjoyed to be serving the Hillel community in his fourth position as Hillel at Binghamton's Interim Executive Director. David graduated from Albany State, followed by Columbia University's School of Social Work. He was first the Executive Director of Hillel at Temple University, where he stayed for six years. He then became the Assistant Director of Hillel International. After that, David led Hillel of Greater Baltimore as its Executive Director. His outstanding service to the Jewish community has been recognized through Hillel International's Exemplar of Excellence Award, presented for his devotion to professionalism, extraordinary faithfulness to Jewish principles, a profound interest in the welfare of friends and colleagues, and a passion for connecting new generations to the joy of Jewish living. 

David comes to Binghamton University one week per month, and otherwise lives and works from his home in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Jo, and their rescued lab, Augie. David also has three grown kids spread around the globe whom he loves to see: Ali, Nomi, and Jacob. 

David Berman

David Berman

Assistant Director

A native of Columbus, Ohio, David graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington and received his MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He lived in Los Angeles for 13 years, working in development for several non-profit organizations, including BREATHE California of Los Angeles County, The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, and the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. David recently moved to Binghamton with his partner, John, and their terrier, Alan, and he is thrilled to be part of Hillel at Binghamton.