Jake Vallen

Jake Vallen

Director of Major Events

Jake Vallen is a senior at Binghamton University majoring in Integrative Neuroscience. When Jake isn't at school, he lives with his family in Commack, New York, which is a town on Long Island. During the school year, he spends his free time serving as the Vice President of his fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and a campus representative for the Gift of Life Marrow Registry. Jake hopes to attend law school after his undergrad years and wishes to one day become a patent attorney with a focus in biotechnology. In the winter months, he enjoys spending time on the slopes as an avid skier.


Jacob "Yank" Fishman

Bearcats for Israel President

Jacob “Yank” Fishman is a senior from Riverdale, New York majoring in political science. Prior to coming to Binghamton, Jacob spent an amazing year in Israel in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where he studied in Yeshivat Lev Hatorah. After his year in Israel, Jacob found Hillel as a home and community in Binghamton. Jacob now serves on Hillel’s assembly, as the Bearcats for Israel President, where he will strive to bring positive Israel programming and a taste of Israel to a diverse group of students on campus. Since Jacob can remember he has been a passionate Zionist and now he is excited to share his passion with those who surround him. When Jacob isn’t busy with Hillel and Bearcats for Israel he loves to spend his time with his friends.

Sarah Pincus

Sarah Pincus

Director of the Committee for Social Justice
Sarah Pincus is a junior hailing from Cleveland, OH majoring in Politics, Philosophy and Law. Before coming to Binghamton, she spent a year studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem. Sarah is really excited to be the Director of the Committee for Social Justice, through which she will be able to combine her passions for Judaism and social justice. Hillel has become a home away from home for Sarah and she she is looking forward to being a part of the its student leadership so that she can give back to Hillel and help ensure that it will continue to be a welcoming home for all Jews at Binghamton. In addition to her work in C4SJ, Sarah is also a student intern for OU-JLIC, involved in the Roosevelt Institute and an RA in Newing College. 
Abby Spilky

Abby Spilky

President of Kaskeset
Renee  Berkowitz

Renee Berkowitz

President of Challah for Hunger

Renee is a Junior from Albany, NY, currently double majoring in Psychology and Anthropology. This is her second year as president of Challah for Hunger and she is so excited to continue to bake a difference!  During the summer she works at her sleep-away camp, Eisner (her home away from home), but has found another here at Hillel at Binghamton.

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