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Lauren Hollander (She/Her)
Lauren Hollander is a senior from Pawling, NY currently majoring in Psychology and minoring in Judaic Studies. When Lauren began her college career, she quickly dove into First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) and participated frequently in Hillel-wide events such as Friday Night Shabbat Dinners. There, she immediately connected with the tight-knit Jewish community on campus. In her sophomore year, Lauren had the joy and privilege of serving as the Director of FYSH where she connected with incoming freshman through interactive programming. Last year, she had the honor of being Hillel's Vice President of Community Engagement where she continued to foster an engaging, inclusive, and welcoming environment for both the Hillel community as well as the larger campus community. Through all of the experience, knowledge, and skills Lauren has gained in Hillel, she intends to utilize this in the newly elected role as President. Outside of Hillel, Lauren has served as the Secretary for Binghamton Aiding Hearts and has been on the EDC Hip-Hop team. Lauren is thrilled to serve as Hillel's next President, is excited to work with the next team of Hillel leaders, and is looking forward to a great year!
Amy Held (She/Her)
Executive Vice President
Amy is a junior from Long Island majoring in integrative neuroscience with a minor in forensic health. Last year Amy served as C4SJ Director, this past semester she was the Director of Shabbat Experience, and is so excited to serve on the Executive Board as Executive Vice President! 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!
Leora Wasserman (She/Her)
Vice President of Community Engagement
Leora Wasserman is a senior from East Brunswick, New Jersey, majoring in English and Social Work. Since her freshman year, Leora has been an active member of Hillel and Keshet, Hillel's LGBTQ group, as well as BIMA and Chabad. This year, she is very excited to work with all students, both within Hillel as well as other student groups, in her position as VPCE. When not taking classes in the University Downtown Center, broadcasting herself as a part of the Interfaith Radio Show on WHRW, or doing one of the four jobs she holds on campus, Leora enjoys sewing, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Noa Pitkowsky (She/Her)
Vice President of Jewish Life
Noa Pitkowsky (she/her) is a senior hailing from Riverdale, NY majoring in Judaic Studies and minoring in Education. Her involvement with Hillel at Binghamton began in the fall of 2019 with the FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel) community and continued as a tri-chair for Aroma Cafe, Yom Ha’atzmaut events coordinator, JLF (Jewish Learning Fellowship) participant, Director of Major Events, GRM (Golden Rule Mindset) Professional Development Fellow, and Director of Koach (Conservative Judaism). After her semester abroad in Israel as a fellow on the Nachshon Project, Noa is excited to come back to support and strengthen Binghamton’s diverse and vibrant Jewish community. If you are looking for Noa she is probably hiking, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, listening to a new podcast, or talking about Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake and the Hevruta Gap Year Program. She is looking forward to seeing you at Friday night dinner and supporting you in your Jewish Identity exploration!
EVAN SPECTOR (He/Him)
Vice President of Finance
Evan Spector is a Senior from Long Island, NY majoring in Biochemistry. When Evan was a Freshman, Hillel was his first choice to go to for Friday night dinner. To this day, he knows he made the right decision; so much so that he proactively attended FYSH events. His passion for Hillel carried through the pandemic and propelled him to want to become more involved in this amazing community. During his Junior year, Evan had the esteemed privilege of serving as Hillel Education’s PR and Engagement Coordinator. Now, he is looking forward to being Hillel’s new Vice President of Finance. Outside of Hillel, Evan enjoys playing golf, attending Chemistry Club, and hanging with friends. He is committed to working with Assembly, Eboard, and the Directors to help make it a successful year for Hillel.
EMI STIEFEL ALPERIN (Sher/Her)
Vice President of Public Relations
Oh hi there! My name is Emi Stiefel Alperin and I am honored to be serving as Hillel at Binghamton's Vice President of Public Relations. I am a Junior from Minnesota, studying Graphic Design with a Minor in Urban Planning. I really enjoy cooking, meeting new people, crafts, and having fun. I served as the FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel) Director last year and got to meet and become friends with really cool first years! I am excited for a lit year.
IZZY CANNING (They/Them)
Vice President of Programming
Izzy is a junior from Poughkeepsie NY. They are perusing a major in Human Development with minors in Judaic Studies and Graphic Design. Izzy grew up in the youth movement Young Judaea and was a camper and staff member at both Camp Sprout Lake and Camp Tel Yehudah. Prior to coming to Binghamton, Izzy went on the gap year program Young Judaea Year Course In Israel. They have been involved in Hillel since the beginning of their freshman year serving on Major Events Board as Public Relations Chair and as the previous Director of Major Events. Izzy cannot wait to create exceptionally fun events for everyone this year!
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