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.
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.
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.