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Syracuse Hillel offers a wide variety of student leadership opportunities including our HJSU Executive Board and Community Engagement Interns. Hillel is also home to a number of umbrella organizations including: Orange for Israel, Oy Capella, and Nazun, formerly Challah for Hunger.  Hillel also offers a number of paid internship opportunities such as learning fellowship interns, recruitment interns for Perspectives and Birthright, and work study positions. For more information about available student leadership opportunities, contact Ian Solow-Niederman.

HJSU (Hillel Jewish Student Union)

The HJSU Executive Board is made up of dedicated students from diverse backgrounds who are committed to providing amazing programs and opportunities for their peers on campus. 

CEI (Community Engagement Interns)

Each Intern is charged with building relationships with Jewish students on campus. Serving as a resource to meaningful opportunities, the engagement interns strive to advance Jewish values in the context of their relationships. Interns strive to understand students' interests, passions, and aspirations, and connect them to opportunities that the students may find meaningful and engaging. Interns plan initiatives that they identify as relevant and Jewish, enable them to meet other students and follow-up with them in an authentic, comfortable, and open way. Contact Ian Solow-Niederman for more information.

OFI (Orange for Israel)

OFI is Syracuse University’s pro-Israel student organization. They advocate for Israel and the US-Israel relationship on campus, host speakers, raise money for Israeli NGOs, and host Israeli cultural events on campus. 

Oy Cappella

Oy Caps is Syracuse University's co-ed Jewish a cappella group. They sing contemporary songs by modern Jewish artists and writers (including but not limited to Matisyahu, Maroon 5, Pink, Fun., etc), as well as some traditional Hebrew songs. Contact President Ryan Peiffer for more information. 

Oy Cappella 2021-2022 Executive Board:

President: Ryan Peiffer '22

Music Directors: Juliette Milber and Josie Burger

Public Relations Directors: Anna Fleisher and Jace Rodrigues

Business Manager: Liam Chambers

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Oy Caps
Nazun (formerly Challah for Hunger)

Syracuse Hillel’s chapter of Nazun (formerly Challah for Hunger) bakes delicious challah from scratch at Hillel. Our proceeds are donated to our local Meals on Wheels and Swipe Out Hunger, working to end student hunger on college campuses.


Challah for Hunger 2022-2023 Executive Board:


Abby Davis 

Vice President:

Rachel Eisenman

Sales Coordinator:

Sarah Pivawer

Finance Coordinator:

Peri Meltzer

Dough Coordinators:

Jonah Srulevich

Eliana Schneider

Bake Coordinators:

Ella Farrell

Aryn Chartock

Day of Coordinators:

Josh Spodek

Alexis Lefkowitz

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Challah for Hunger
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