Student Executive Board

We believe that fostering student leadership is the key to a thriving Jewish future

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Hillel's Student E-board is an elected group of 9 undergraduate students committed to improving the Jewish experience at Cornell through programs, big and small.

 

Our diverse student E-board represents the best of what we do: giving the next generation of Jews the education, guidance, and resources they need to lead.

Meet the Student E-board

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Lauren Kann 
President

Lauren is a Junior studying Environment and Sustainability with a concentration in Applied Resource Chemistry. As a Freshman, Lauren joined the E-board as the Chair of Social and Environmental Justice. As President, Lauren is excited to provide students with opportunities and positive Jewish experiences such as those that she has appreciated throughout her undergraduate experience.

Outside of Hillel, Lauren can be found running the local trails, feeding horses at sunrise, looking at pictures of her cat, hanging out at the Center for Jewish Living, or responding to calls as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with Cayuga Heights Fire Department. 

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Aliza Saunders 
Executive Vice President

Aliza Saunders is a Sophomore from Maryland studying Design and Environmental Analysis. Before coming to Cornell, Aliza took a gap year in Portland, OR, where she worked with three social justice organizations mostly revolving around helping houseless individuals. Aliza is a strong supporter of environmental justice, walks around Beebe Lake, the Trader Joe's dessert aisle, Orange Is the New Black, and Camp Ramah. Last year, Aliza served as Hillel's Social and Environmental Justice chair and can't wait to continue serving on Hillel's E-board in her new role as Executive Vice President.

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Nicole Silberberg
Vice President of Finance

Nicole is a Sophomore in the School of Hotel Administration with a minor in Human Development. Outside of Hillel, Nicole is involved in club swimming and Greek life. She can often be found walking around campus searching for good coffee or making challah for Shabbat dinner. As the VP of Finance, Nicole will run Hillel-A-Thon and work to ensure that all clubs and committees under the Hillel umbrella can execute their events while sustaining fiscal responsibility.

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Sarah Austin

Vice President of Engagement

Sarah is a Sophomore in the Hotel School from Long Island, NY. As VP of Engagement, she is very excited to plan events and bring together as many people as possible. When Sarah is not confused about what to do in the future, you can find her telling long-winded stories, stress-baking, or writing her column for the Sun, whose readers include her grandmother, and hopefully one day Mollie Katzen.

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Offir Ben-Salmon
Chair of Israel Engagement

Offir is a Junior from Fort Lauderdale, FL majoring in Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences. She is a social chair of the business fraternity Phi Beta Lambda, and is actively involved in Hillel programming. When not mindlessly scrolling through TikTok, Offir can be found obsessing over her new puppy Suvgi, recommending Israeli songs to people that haven’t asked, and thrifting at Trader K’s. As Chair of Israel Engagement, she is excited to delve into Israel-related projects that increase awareness and celebration of the country on campus.

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Simone Shteingart
Chair of Freshman Engagement

Simone Shteingart is a Freshman from Westchester, New York. She is studying Human Development and hopes to work in special education. Last year, Simone took a gap year in Israel where she studied Jewish texts, traveled, and ate her way through Israel. Simone enjoys watching The Office on repeat, 70% dark chocolate dessert and spending time with family and friends. As chair of Freshmen Engagement, she hopes to make Hillel feel accessible to all Jewish Freshmen and to build a strong community. She can’t wait to meet you!

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Jessica Brookner 
Chair of Social & Environmental Justice

Jessica is a Freshman from Bridgewater, New Jersey majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations. She is excited to study business and economics and to apply these disciplines to create social change. Outside of Hillel, Jessica is also involved in the On Tap Dance Troupe. In her free time, she enjoys listening to AJR, watching the Good Place, and spending time with friends. Jessica looks forward to helping everyone at Cornell Hillel get involved with social and environmental justice through meaningful programming.

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Adam Feldman  
Chair of Communications

Adam is a Junior from Rockland County, NY studying Communication with a minor in Public Policy. Outside of Hillel, he is the Musical Director of the all-male a cappella group, Last Call, a TA for Writing for Communication, and a devoted member of the Communication Student Advisory Board, Cornell Political Union, and Cornell Sports Business Society. As Chair of Communications, Adam promotes and shares Hillel’s events to the broader Cornell community through graphic design and strategic digital communications.

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Adam Abergel 
Chair of Cultural Programming

Adam is a Freshman from Los Angeles, California. He plans to major in Mathematics with a concentration in Economics. He enjoys surfing all around Southern California, playing soccer, and listening to EDM/House music. Outside of Hillel, he plays club soccer with Cornell Mundial F.C. As Chair of Cultural Programming, Adam plans to support students with any ties to Judaism, provide them the opportunity to learn more about their rich heritage, and encourage people’s interests in discovering more about other traditions in Judaism and religions in general.

Let's work together!

Fill out our Public Relations Form to request help with advertising your event including posters, quarter cards, and social media strategies. All requests must be submitted two weeks before you want to begin advertising.  

Our Eboard works with their peers to plan exciting and experiential gatherings. Whether you join a Hillel committee, or simply need support in bringing your idea to fruition, we're here to help. 

Jewish student leaders are invited to fill out our Finance Form to apply for funding for upcoming events, initiatives, and programs. Please read the application carefully and answer every question.