Governing Board

2019 Governing Board

  • Sarah Pomerantz

    Chair [email protected]

    I’m a sophomore from Denver, CO studying Psychology. My favorite Hillel event is Shabbat Dinner every Friday. When I’m not at Hillel, you can find me hanging out with friends from my sorority! My favorite food is whipped cream.

    Contact Sarah Pomerantz
  • Rayut Berkowitz

    Internal Relations Officer [email protected]

    I’m a sophomore from Baltimore, MD studying Public Health with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. My favorite Hillel event is the Purim Carnival! When I’m not at Hillel, you can find me teaching Zumba at RecSports, eating Pancheros, or in Israel! My favorite food is Chinese food.

    Contact Rayut Berkowitz
  • Sam Zuckerberg

    Communications Officer [email protected]

    I’m a sophomore from Woodcliff Lake, NJ studying Public Health with a minor in Judaic Studies! My favorite Hillel event is ShabUM! When I’m not at Hillel, you can find me advocating for mental health in Greek Life, interning for a local campaign, cycling or watching stand-up comedy! My favorite food is pizza.

    Contact Sam Zuckerberg
  • Tori Spector

    Finance Officer [email protected]

    I’m a sophomore from Farmington Hills, MI studying Biomolecular Science with a minor in Judaic Studies. My favorite Hillel Event is ShabUM! When I’m not at Hillel, you can find me studying in the chem building (I’m premed!), with friends from my sorority, at barre, or at Panera! My favorite food is Caesar salad.

    Contact Tori Spector
  • Ben Fallick

    External Relations Officer [email protected]

    I’m a sophomore from Vorhees, NJ studying Political Science. My favorite Hillel event is Shabbat dinner every week. When I’m not at Hillel, you can find me involved with Alliance for Education or hanging out with friends from my fraternity! My favorite food is pizza.

    Contact Ben Fallick
  • Allie Monto

    Major Events Officer [email protected]

    I’m a sophomore from Wilmette, IL studying Communications. My favorite Hillel event is the 24/7 study hours during finals week! When I’m not at Hillel, you can find me at the league or with friends from my sorority! My favorite food is the potato.

    Contact Allie Monto
  • Nora Greenstein

    Graduate Student Representative [email protected]

    Nora Greenstein is completing her Master in Social Work as a part of the Jewish Communal Leadership Program. Prior to her time here, Nora worked at the University of Southern California Hillel as the Program Manager. Through this role she participated in the Ezra Fellowship, a program through Hillel International working on integrating Jewish education and content into engagement methodology. As a JCLP student, Nora focuses on Management of Human Services with a minor in Interpersonal Practice, exploring the intersection of social justice and Jewish community.

    Contact Nora Greenstein
  • Sam Langstein

    Graduate Student Representative [email protected]

    Hey! I’m Sam Langstein, and I’m a Master’s student at UM’s Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the School of Social Work. I’m originally from New York and graduated from CUNY Hunter College in 2015 with a BA in Psychology. I’ve been a part of a bunch of Jewish things like Hillel, Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, Footsteps, and the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. Here, I’m on the board of jUnion, the Jewish Graduate Student Union. If you’re a current or prospective graduate student, send me an e-mail or friend me on Facebook! I’d love to get to know you and welcome you to our community and show you around!  

    Contact Sam Langstein
  • Becca Garfinkel

    Graduate Student Representative [email protected]

    Hi! I’m a law student and 2015 UMich grad with a degree in Political Science. In undergrad I was also a member of the varsity softball team and a student-athlete representative to the Big Ten. After graduating I moved to Israel, where I was a participant on a Masa program (ask me about it!) and taught negotiation skills. I’m thrilled to be back in Ann Arbor as a part of our thriving graduate student community. Stealing this from Kevin: If you’re a current or prospective graduate student, send me an email! I’d love to talk about our community here at Michigan.

     

    Contact Becca Garfinkel
  • Sarai Brachman Shoup

    Community Member

    I’m a want-to-be UM student but really just a member of the community! I’ve worked for Jewish foundations and nonprofits for almost twenty years and am currently Executive Director of the Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation and also Director of Philanthropic Advising at Rosov Consulting. My two sons, Eli and Caleb, ages 14 and 11, are rabid Michigan fans, along with my husband David, a social worker and lawyer. Attending the Governing Board meetings makes my day — truly — and I never cease to be impressed by the Michigan Hillel student leaders and staff.

  • Karla Goldman

    Community Member
  • Jennifer Lewis

    Community Member

    Hi, I’m Jennifer Lewis and I am a graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan. I’m a professor of math education at Wayne State University, where I work with teachers in the Detroit schools to help students and their families learn and grow so they can take an active role in our democracy. I’ve been a teacher my whole life and everything I know I learned at Jewish summer camp! My husband Marc Bernstein and I have four kids and we have all been active in the Orthodox minyan at Hillel.

  • Jeffrey Veidlinger

    Community Member

    Jeffrey Veidlinger is Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies and Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the award-winning books The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage  (2000), Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire (2009), and In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine (2013), and Editor of Going to the People: Jews and Ethnographic Impulse (2016). Professor Veidlinger is a Vice-President of the Association for Jewish Studies, Associate Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History, and a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  He is currently working on a book about the pogroms of the Russian Civil War.