Erica Biegen, President
Sophie Pearl Tulkoff, Vice President
From social committee to social director to VP I have loved every minute of my work within Hillel. Our incredibly strong and diverse community has been a huge part of my college experience and I hope to continue to contribute to our student body through Israel programming, social events, shabbat celebrations and lots of free food!
Eyal Foni, Treasurer
Jared Mayer, Jewish Life Director
My name is Jared Mayer and I am delighted to serve as the Jewish Life Director on the Jewish Students Association Board! In this role, I seek to improve Jewish students’ experiences on campus by organizing Jewish religious and learning opportunities. In particular, I work with our amazing Hillel staff and my fellow JSA board members to create substantive, meaningful, and fun Shabbat programming. I’m so excited to continue working with the amazing Jewish community here at Hopkins Hillel!
Tali Zenilman, Social Director
Dani Pitkoff, FYSH Director
Gaby Mizrahi, Co-President
, Vice President of Communications
, Vice President of Finance
, Vice President of Marketing
, Vice President of Education and Outreach
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
, Vice President
Savannah Karmen-Tuohy, Social Chair
, Philanthropy Chair
Julia Silverman, Logistics Chair