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Student Leaders

Jewish Students Association (JSA)

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Tali Zenilman, President

Tali is a senior from Lawrence, NY majoring in civil engineering. Hillel has been an integral part of her experience at Hopkins, having served on the Jewish Life committee as a sophomore and as social programming director as a junior. She is excited to serve on JSA because of its commitment to providing a meaningful experience for students.  

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Serena Fretcher, Vice President

Serena is a Junior from Newton, MA majoring in History. She is excited to use the VP role as an opportunity to increase engagement within the Jewish community with students and also look beyond the Hillel community to increase outreach to and communication with other organizations on campus.
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Ben Nissim, Treasuer

Ben is a Sophomore Public Health and Economics major from Englewood, NJ. He loves being a part of the Hillel community at Hopkins. Ben said Hillel has greatly enhanced his college experience and is glad to contribute to the Hillel community as a member of JSA.
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Adina Estrin, Social Chair

Adina is a Public Health major from Scarsdale, New York. Around campus, Adina is involved in the Jewish Students’ Association as the Social Chair, and is the Marketing Co-Director on the Hopkins Organization for Programming. She is thrilled to be on the JSA board in order to try to expand outreach to all Jewish students on campus through fun and engaging social events! Fun fact: she once lived in Thailand for a summer hanging out with her favorite animal, elephants, and can quote any line from Friends!

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 Danielle Kramer, Tzedek Chair

My name is Danielle Kramer and I am very excited to be tzedek chair for JSA! I hope to share my love of community service with the rest of our community by planning meaningful and impactful programs.

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Aaron Pultman, Jewish Life Director

I’m Aaron Pultman and I am extremely excited to be the Jewish Life Director on the Jewish Students Association Board! Through this I hope to enhance Jewish education and religious life on campus and really make Hillel accessible to all the Jewish students of Hopkins. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow board members and the rest of the Hillel community to make this an incredible semester!

 

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David Delijani, First Year Students at Hopkins Hillel Chair (FYSH)

David is a Sophomore from Great Neck, NY majoring in Medicine, Science, and the Humanities. He is excited to take on this new role becuase last year he made great friendships through Hillel. This year he is excited to help the incoming class facilitate similar friendships. He’s looking forward to another great year with Hopkins Hillel!

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Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel (CHAI)

Gaby Mizrahi, Co-President

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, Co-President

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, Vice President of Communications

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, Vice President of Finance

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, Vice President of Marketing

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, Vice President of Education and Outreach

Hopkins-American Partnership for Israel (HAPI)

Serena Frechter, President and AIPAC Campus Liaison

Serena is a sophomore from Newton, MA studying International Studies and History. 

As HAPI’s president, she enjoys working to strengthen the US-Israel alliance on campus and in congress through interacting with student leaders and congressional representatives. She enjoyed traveling to Israel with Hopkins Hillel’s Birthright trip last winter and hopes to return soon! Serena is also an Engagement Intern at Hopkins Hillel and serves as training director of the Hopkins Model United Nations Team.  

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Abby Berk, Vice Preisdent of Campus Relations

Abby is a freshman from Stamford, CT and is very excited to be a part HAPI! Through participating in many Israel advocacy programs in the past and spending her year after high school living in Jerusalem, Israel has been and continues to be central to my identity.  Israel benefits greatly from bipartisan support from Congress and from the general American population, and by reaching out to leaders on our campus, she hopes to help promote a positive outlook on Israel amongst the leaders of tomorrow! 

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Aaron Pultman, Vice President of Political Affairs

Aaron is a Freshman from Teaneck, New Jersey studying International Studies. He joined HAPI in order to promote a strong US-Israel relationship. He believes that as a Jewish-American it is his civic responsibility to engage in the issues surrounding these nations. Aaron is also a member of the Hopkins College Democrats and he serves as the Jewish representative to the Hopkins Interfaith Council. 

Hopkins J Street U

Martin Feuerstein-Mendik, Co-President

Marty is a sophomore from New York City majoring in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He has been involved with J Street since coming to campus and passionately advocates for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Marty helps lead Conservative services every Friday night. He can be found at any time in the Hillel building without shoes on as if he lives there. He is so excited to be part of the Hopkins Hillel community.

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Ben Gellman, Co-President

Ben is a sophomore from Madison, Wisconsin studying Computer Science. He is a part of J Street U because of his commitment to Israel’s Jewish and democratic future, and his desire for human rights for all. These values demand that he work to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and achieve a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition to his involvement in J Street U, Ben helps lead Conservative services every Friday night and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Octopodes, an a cappella group on campus.

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Ben Schwartz, Former President and Special Advisor

Ben is a senior Public Health Studies and Economics double major from Pittsburgh. He joined Hopkins J Street U as a freshman because he refused to compromise either his Jewish or his progressive values. Ben has also served as co-president of the Hopkins College Democrats and edited the News & Features section of the Johns Hopkins News-Letter. He is very excited to be working with the Hopkins Hillel community to broaden the campus conversation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Sophie Mirviss, Treasurer

Sophie is a sophomore International Studies major and Economics minor hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She joined Hopkins J Street U as a freshman because she wanted to be in an organization in which students were pro-Israel but could also openly and realistically talk about issues facing the region today. Sophie is also currently the Campaigns Chair for Hopkins College Democrats and is an active member in both Hopkins Model United Nations and JHUMUNC. She is extremely excited about working with the Hopkins Jewish community as well as engaging with the rest of campus to deepen and broaden conversations about Israel.

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Ben Ramsay, Communications Chair

Ben is a sophomore from Seattle studying both Biomedical Engineering and Applied Math and Statistics. He joined J Street U as a freshman because he is interested in learning more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and supports a peaceful resolution to the conflict through a two state solution. After learning so much during his first year in J Street U, Ben is excited for what the group can accomplish over the next few years.

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Maddie Goodman, Outreach Chair

Maddie is a senior Public Health Studies and Natural Sciences double major with a passion for social justice. During her semester abroad in Jordan, she developed a personal connection to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was able to witness how the conflict affects everyday life. She believes in a two-state solution for the sake of protecting the human right to a nationality, among other reasons.

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Alexander Alm-Pandeya, Programming Chair

Alexander is a junior Applied Mathematics & Statistics and International Studies double major from Stockholm. He is a participant in the Hopkins-SAIS BA/MA program and will be moving to Washington, DC, in the fall of 2016, to pursue studies in European & Eurasian Studies and International Economics. He joined Hopkins J Street U as a sophomore because he wished to find a viable two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a time of deadlock. Alexander is the founder and former co-president of the Hopkins Chess Club. He currently serves a Student Leadership Consultant, and has held several active positions as a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. He is excited to continue working towards an active and understanding conversation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

JiGL

, President

Marcelo Sayeg

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, President

Elizabeth Mash

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, Vice President

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, Vice President

Jake Golman

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, Secretary 

Alyssa Kaden

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, Treasurer

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, Social Chair

Joey Heaney

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Savannah Karmen-Tuohy, Social Chair

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, Philanthropy Chair

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, Philanthropy Chair

Alyssa Zelicoff

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, Hillel Liaison

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, Hillel Liaison

Josh Abady

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, Logistics Chair

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Julia Silverman, Logistics Chair

 

, Public Relations Chair

Hailey Rosenthal

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, Public Relations Chair

Dean Yacar