Board of Trustees

We support Hillel because it enables today's Cornellians to have meaningful Jewish experiences. 

- David M. Cohen Chair Emeritus 

Cornell Hillel is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of alumni, parents, faculty, and students. Trustees are elected to three-year terms, make a significant financial contribution, and dedicate time to the organization by serving on committees and attending quarterly meetings in New York City and Ithaca. Each spring, new and returning Trustees are nominated and approved by the Board.


Cornell Hillel’s Board of Trustees members for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Eric Alderman '81, P'16, Co-Chair

Elena Lefkowitz '88, Co-Chair

Shelley Akabas '51, P'77, '82, Honorary Trustee

Bonnie Altman '96

Leona Barsky '80, MS '81, P'16, '19, Secretary

Amy Berger Chafetz '90

David M. Cohen '73, P'02, '08, Chair Emeritus

Tamar Dolgen '93

Leonard Feldman '89, P'19, '22, Co-Vice Chair

Eduard Freedland '87, P'18

Sarah Frieman '21, Student Vice President

Rodney Gleiberman '92, P'22, Treasurer

Elie Gordis, P'20

Winnie Sandler Grinspoon '83, P'17

Prof. William Jacobson

Marcel Kahan P'17

Jason Kats '10

Prof. Harry Katz P'07

Suzanne Weidberg Klein '96

Avi Kupperman '21, Student President

Jin Kupperman '93, P'21

Scott Kurtz MBA '98

Lisa Lehmann '86, P'18

Lynn Weidberg Morgan '89, P'23

Susan Portman Price '90, MRP '91, P'21

S. Lawrence Rusoff '89, P'21, '21

Lee Schaffler '01, Co-Vice Chair

Marc Schlussel '77, MBA '78, P'13, '16, Past Chair

Seth Siegel '74, JD '78, P'05, '13, Honorary Trustee

Cheryl Spielman '77

Sarah Sternklar P'19, '23

Mindy Tashlik '89, P'22

Jason Whitney '94

Bernard Yudowitz (z”l) '55, P'89, Honorary Trustee

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