Meet the Assembly

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BRYANT BERKOWITZ (He/Him)

Director of First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH)

Hi! My name is Bryant and I am a senior from Warwick, NY majoring in History with minors in Spanish and Israel Studies. Last year I served as the Executive Vice President for Hillel and I'm looking forward to another incredible year as President of FYSH. Judaism has always played a huge role in my life, as some of my biggest passions include USY, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and of course, Hillel at Binghamton. I am also a member of the Ultimate Frisbee club and a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. I’m so excited for an amazing year and can't wait to meet everyone!

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JULI BERMAN (She/Her)

Director of Keshet (Hillel's LGBTQ+ Subgroup)

Juli Berman is a junior from Riverdale, New York. She is double majoring in biology and statistics, and hopes to go into biostatistics one day. Juli was Education Chair of Keshet last year, and is excited to continue leading Keshet as the director this year. When not at Keshet events, Juli can often be seen tutoring at the CIW library.

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ELIANA GORFINKEL (She/Her)

Director of Kaskeset

Eliana is from Cleveland, OH and is a senior pursuing a BA in English. Before coming to Binghamton, Eliana had taken a gap year in Israel studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum. Eliana's passion of combining Judaism, music, and all-around having a blast through Kaskeset. Her most memorable memories from being in a cappella, to this date, have been performing at Dollar Show and being able to sing at Hillel Friday night Shabbat Dinner. While she is not singing, Eliana enjoys spending her time doing spontaneous activities with her friends, whether that be going to the Blake or to a trampoline park. Eliana Is very excited to continue her presidency and meet all the new singers, who she will be expecting to audition!

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ADAM BROMBERG (He/Him)

President of Orthodox Students of Hillel (BIMA)

Hi! My name is Adam and I am a senior majoring in Economics, and minoring in Judaic studies. I am from New Milford, NJ, and I am super excited to be the new President of BIMA, Hillel's Orthodox subgroup. I am a huge sports fan, specifically Yankees, Rangers, and Giants. I also am a huge MCU fan, with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Witch being my two favorite characters.

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AMY HELD (She/Her)

Director of Shabbat Experience

Amy is a junior from Long Island majoring in integrative neuroscience with a minor in forensic health. Last year Amy served as C4SJ Director, and is so excited to serve on Hillel Assembly again! When she's not planning fun and delicious Shabbat dinners, you can find Amy hanging out with rats in her undergraduate research lab, leading tours around campus or working at the Fleishman Career Center! A fun fact about Amy is that she has taken every JLF!

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MYLES RESNICK (He/Him)

Director of Holidays

Myles is a sophomore from Queens, NY. He has loved being a part of Hillel since his first Shabbat dinner on campus and served on Koach General Board this past year, along with being one of the cochairs for Yom Ha'atzmaut. On the rare occasions that he is not in the Hillel office, you can usually find Myles hanging out with friends, getting an iced coffee from Dunkin, or rewatching Glee. He is so excited wait to be the director of Holidays and is so excited for the amazing year ahead.

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EYTAN SPEVACK (He/Him)

Director of Koach (Conservative Judaism)

Eytan Spevack is a sophomore from Bronx, New York, majoring in psychology. Before coming to Binghamton, Eytan spent a year studying and volunteering in Israel on the the Nativ College Leadership Program. At Binghamton, Eytan has worked on the Koach Board, and was the co-director of Koach this past spring. He is excited to continue as Koach director in the Fall! He is looking forward to working with and planning events for the Conservative Jewish community at Binghamton. When not at Hillel, Eytan can be found playing ultimate frisbee, leading tours for prospective families, and studying and hanging out with his friends.

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SOPHIA SLOVES (They/Them)

Director of  Hillel Outdoor Pursuits (HOP)

Hi I am Soph and I am beyond excited for the first year of Hillel Outdoor Pursuits (HOP)! I am a senior studying Environmental Policy and Judaic Studies. My favorite time of the week is Shabbat because I get to do some of my all-time favorite activities: going to Kabbalat Shabbat, baking bread, and going to the farmers market. I love baking, spending time outside (duh), the color pink, befriending people in stores, crafting, gardening, glitter, and farm animals. I cannot wait for a new year of making friends, learning about the environment, and walking in nature.

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GRACE DAVIS (She/Her)

President of Challah for Hunger (C4H)

Grace is a junior from Westchester, New York, studying Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing. During her freshman year, she got involved with Hillel through JLF her first semester and attended FYSH events throughout the year. Last year, she served as Assistant Director for Major Events subgroup and now is super excited to be the president for Challah for Hunger this year. When not at Hillel, she can be found studying in the library, taking a walk around campus, or grabbing a meal with friends!

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ALEXA PLOTKIN (She/Her)

Director of the Committee for Social Justice (C4SJ)

I am Alexa Plotkin and am a sophomore from Plainview, New York. I am majoring in human development and minoring in education. I started at Hillel as a freshman by attending weekly shabbat and it became a place where I met so many new friends and became interested in Jewish life on campus. I volunteered at my synagogue and was active in BBYO, but my driving force to get more involved in Social Justice happened at the Reformed Action Center of Reformed Judaism convention. Over the summer I work at Mid Island Day Camp. I can't wait to get more involved in my new role!!

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NOA POPKY (She/Her)

Director of Senior Programming

Noa is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education and Judaic Studies. She lives in Rockaway, NJ but her summer home is Camp Ramah in Canada. When she is not at a Hillel event or doing Hillel work, she is a tour guide on campus or success coaching other students in Appalachian! The other programming she does on our campus combines her love for camp and Binghamton as a Ramah College Network fellow. Noa has spent the last year as VP of Programming for Hillel and she is so excited to continue programming for the senior community this year!

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STEVEN BUDNICK (He/Him)

Director of Major Events

Steven is a sophomore from East Setauket, New York. He is pursuing a dual-major in Biochemistry and Spanish Language and can't wait to be the next Director of Major Events. When he is not at Hillel, he is hanging out with friends, conducting undergraduate research, or studying. He is excited to become more involved in Hillel and ensure that the party never ends!

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ILANA WINTER (She/Her)

Director of Education 

Ilana Winter is a Senior from Silver Spring, Maryland who is majoring in Political Science and Arabic. Ilana has been involved in Hillel since Freshman year, and served as the Education Director during the 2021-2022 school year. Before starting Binghamton she spent a year in Israel as a goat shepherd, and she is a proud Nativ 38 alumnus. When she is not submersed in Hillel politics Ilana can be found looking for dogs to pet, setting up sound equipment for BSSL, or camping out in the Hillel Beit Midrash.

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ARIELLE SCHLISSEL (She/Her)

Director of Bearcats for Israel

Arielle Schlissel is a sophomore from Queens, New York, majoring in psychology. She became involved with Hillel during her first semester when she was one of the three Aroma Cafe chairs. When she is not working on programming for Bearcats for Israel, Arielle can be found taking care of her plants, spending time with her sisters in Kappa Kappa Gamma, listening to music, or going to Starbucks with her friends. She is so excited to be the new Director of Bearcats for Israel and share her love for Israel with Hillel!

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SHAYNA MONASCH (She/Her)

Director of Reform Jews of Hillel (RJH)

Shayna is a senior from Westchester County, New York, and is a PPL (Philosophy, Politics, and Law) major with an Anthropology minor. Last year, Shayna served on Hillel’s Assembly as the Director of Shabbat Experience, and she is so excited to now serve as Director of RJH! When Shayna isn’t leading services or planning fun events for the Reform community, you can find her in the Hillel Office or the Hillel Lounge, but if you happen to find her in the wild, she’ll probably be at the campus Dunkin’ with a large iced tea in hand

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SASHA KINSLER (She/Her)

Co-Director of Jewish Union of Graduate Students (JUGS)

Sasha is a M.B.A. candidate in the School of Management at Binghamton! She has been heavily involved in campus life throughout her past 4 years in Binghamton and is excited to continue on as a Co-Director of JUGS! She served on the Hillel E-board last year, and in addition to being a Co-Director of JUGS along with Zoë, Sasha also works at the Fleishman Center as a Graduate Assistant. In the future, Sasha would love to work for a Jewish Non-Profit on the management side of things because her passion lies in helping to make Jewish communities thrive. She can't wait to see everything that the new Assembly and E-board accomplish this year! :)

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ZOË HANDELMAN (She/Her)

Co-Director of Jewish Union of Graduate Students (JUGS)

Zoë is a graduate student from Niskayuna, NY studying data analytics, leadership and consulting, and marketing. Her previous Hillel experience includes: Social Activities Director of FYSH, Assistant Director of Major Events, and co-chairing Hillel Formal, Yom Hashoah, and Aroma. Zoë is also the current data management intern for Hillel. Feel free to ask her about her croc blog, her cat Padmé, the Adirondacks, or her love of Baxter the Bearcat! She’s really looking forward to working with her co-director Sasha and meeting new grad students this upcoming year!