Yaffa Kornsgold is a sophomore from East Windsor, New Jersey. She is pursuing a Sociology Major. Yaffa has served as the First Year Representative for Bearcats for Israel and she helped plan Yom Haatzmaut. She is so excited to serve as this year’s 3G director. When she’s not at Hillel events, Yaffa can be seen watching tv, sleeping, hanging with friends, talking about camp/Nativ or working in the Disco.
FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel) Director
My name is Ethan Feuer, and I cannot wait for this year as FYSH director! I live in East Northport, New York, which is a small town on the north shore of Suffolk County, Long Island. I am a senior, studying English and Education, to hopefully one day become a teacher. Aside from Hillel, I have been active in the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, the Emerging Leaders Program, the Public Speaking Lab, and as of recent, the Meditation Club! Let's have an amazing year!
Director of Kaskeset
Hannah is a junior originally from Jerusalem who grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. She is majoring in Human Development and double minoring in Judaic Studies and Graphic Design. Hannah is proud to be the president of Kaskeset because she loves Jewish a cappella music, and loves that it also offers her the opportunity to serve on the Hillel Assembly where she can connect with the broader Jewish community. When not in rehearsal or planning Kaskeset events, she is working on building up Binghamton’s first ever Partnership Minyan. She has previously served on the general board of the Orthodox Students of Hillel, as well as on the Chabad general board.
Director of Keshet (Hillel's LGBTQ+ Subgroup)
Allison Abrams is a rising senior from Queens, New York majoring in Judaic Studies and minoring in Education. When she came to Binghamton, Allison was super excited to find out that there was a place for LGBTQ Jews within Hillel. It is a safe space where she has been able to strengthen both her Jewish and queer identities. She previously served on Keshet's committee and is thrilled to be taking on the larger role as Director of Keshet for the 2019-2020 school year.
When she's not hanging out with her fave queer Jews, Allison can be found singing her heart out at Kaskeset rehearsals, teaching Zumba at the East Gym, and engaging in heated political debates at the Food Co-op.
President of Orthodox Students of Hillel (OSH)
Shelli Cohen is a Math major from Brooklyn, New York and is starting her second year at Binghamton. She’s passionate about Hillel, JLIC, OSH, Hillel oh and OSH. Inspired by all the student leaders, she immediately got involved in Hillel. She is so proud to be a part of such an awesome community and can’t want for this coming year! A lot of her time is dedicated to making her Hillel vision become a reality, but she also values being part of the Binghamton community. Therefore, you can often find her playing intramural volleyball, meeting with the Women in Tech Executive E-Board or giving a tour (feel free to give her a wave)!
Director of Shabbat Experience
Shabbat Shalom! Ilana is a junior in the Decker school of Nursing and hails from a far-off land known as Chicago. Her favorite holiday is shabbat and she loves to experience it in new ways, whether at home, at Camp Ramah, in USY, on Nativ or in Binghamton. Ilana can’t wait to share her love of shabbat with others. When she is not planning out shabbat dinner and decor, you can find her out on the Rugby pitch, listening to whatever song is currently stuck in her head, or FaceTiming her cats
Director of Holidays
Jacob Richman is a Senior from Westchester, New York. He is a Computer Engineering Major, and has always had a passion for technology. It is his first year on the Pluralism Council and he is thrilled to be working with such an amazing and inspiring group of people. Throughout his youth, Jacob attended The Solomon Schechter School of Westchester and spent many summers at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Jacob is thrilled to be the Director of Holidays and has been feverishly working hard to make sure that the Jewish Holidays at Binghamton are one to be remembered and cherish forever.
Director of Reform Jews of Hillel (RJH)
Emily is a Junior from Huntington Station, NY double majoring in Human Development and Psychology on the Applied Behavioral Analysis track. Hillel has played a large role in her time at Binghamton and cannot wait to share her love and passion for Reform Judaism with others. When not involved with Hillel, Emily can be seen as part of the Dickinson Town Council, as a Harpur Peer Advisor and an Active member of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority.
Director of Koach (Conservative Judaism)
Hi! My name is Seth Rosenblatt, I'm this years director of Koach and I am a sophomore at Binghamton. My major is electrical engineering and both of my parents are engineers as well. Over the summers I work at Ramah nyack as either a counselor, programming staff or head of the dining hall. I’ve come to love conservative Judaism through my gap year on Nativ and my summers at different Ramah camps. I am a brother of the AEPi fraternity. If you ever want to get lunch I will always try to be free!
President of Challah for Hunger (C4H)
Paige Bzdyk is a sophomore from Long Island, New York. She first became involved in Hillel during FYSH, and since then became very involved with Challah for Hunger. She loves Hillel because she’s met so many incredible people who are involved. Paige is so excited to be the president of Challah for Hunger this year and bring some new ideas (and flavors!) to the subgroup. When she’s not baking challah two days a week, you can find Paige studying, hanging out with her Sigma sisters or driving a blue bus around Binghamton.
Director of the Committee for Social Justice (C4SJ)
My name is Barrie Miller (no, Barrie isn't short for anything) and I am super excited to be director for the Committee for Social Justice! I am a junior, majoring in History, from Silver Spring, Maryland. In the past, I have been involved in leadership in OSH, Koach, and C4SJ. You can usually find me walking around campus barefoot (or wearing Blundstones when it gets too cold for that), doing some Jewish learning, planning how Hillel can be more environmentally friendly, or chilling in the Hillel Lounge. I can’t wait to have another amazing year with Hillel!!!
President of Bearcats for Israel (BC4I)
Ben Carleton is the president of Bearcats for Israel here at Hillel at Binghamton. He is from Wayne, New Jersey and a sophomore majoring in linguistics and political science on a pre-law track. He grew up in an area without much of a Jewish population, so freshman year, he dove straight into the Hillel community, finding a home and community that he didn’t realize he needed. He went on Birthright in December 2018 and served as BICEP fellow the following semester. He also worked heavily with Hillel’s Committee for Social Justice as Education Chair. He is thrilled to be heading BC4I this year and wants to create a strong and welcoming community for all who support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. He is also the Emerson fellow for Binghamton University for this year.
Director of Major Events
Jacob Eckhaus is a junior Accounting Major from Rochester, NY. Last year he served as the Vice President of Finance and is excited to continuing his involvement in Hillel in the role of Director of Major Events. When he isn’t in the office, he can be found in the SA, class, or in the AEPi house.