Syracuse Hillel offers a wide variety of student leadership opportunities including our HJSU Executive Board and Peer Network Engagement Interns. Hillel is also home to a number of umbrella organizations including: Jewish Greek Council, Orange for Israel, Oy Capella, and 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 Jillian Juni.

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. Contact President Rebecca Sereboff for more information.

HJSU 2021-2022 Executive Board:

President: Rebecca Sereboff '22

Finance Vice President: Dylan Fox '24

Social Programming Co-Vice President: Peri Meltzer '23

Social Programming Co-Vice President: Stephanie Resnick '24

Tzedek Vice President: Sam Aaronson '22

Religion Vice President: Mira Berenbaum '23

Israel Vice President: Sarah Winn '22

Communications Vice President: Sydney Schroeder '23

PNEI (Peer Network 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 Shaina Morrel for more information.

PNEI 2021-2022 Cohort:

Violet Cabot '24

Jeremy Shinder '24

Eva Jotkowitz '24

Alex Lobel '24

Hannah Cotel-Altman '23

Julia Ronkin '24

Sam Etess '23

Jayde Kahn '24

JGC (Jewish Greek Council)

JGC is a group of representatives from the social, multicultural, and professional Greek councils working together to form a strong sense of Jewish community within Greek Life at Syracuse University. Contact President Julia Schwenderman for more information.

JGC 2020-2021 Executive Board:

President: Julia Schwenderman '22

Communication and Networking Chair: Sarah Winn '22

Engagement Chair: Emily Baum '21 

Philanthropy Chair: Natalie Sonkin '22

Secretary: Abby Goldberg '22

Social Chair: Danielle Rubenstein '22

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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. Contact President Olivia Galel for more information.

OFI 2020-2021 Executive Board:

President: Olivia Galel '23

Campus Engagement Coordinators: Orli Rein '22 and Bobbi Hochberg '21

Anti-BDS Task Force: Jed Friedman '23 and Jack Kaplan '22 

Campus Legislative Coordinators: Shawn Lewis '21 and Noah Atlas '21

Campus Relations Coordinators: Ben Simens '23 and Ryan Spivey '23

Fundraising Coordinators: Dara Doft '23 and Olivia Galel '23

Social Media/Event Planning Coordinators: Sarah Winn '22, Jordan Greene '23, and Mira Berenbaum '23

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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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 2021-2022 Executive Board:


Abby Davis 

Ashley Shapiro 

Prep Coordinators:

Lara Gerstman

Josh Spodek 

Bake Coordinators:

Aryn Chartock 

Rachel Eisenman


Jonah Srulevich


Lucy Kravitz

Volunteer Coordinator:

Sarah Pivawer

Social Media Coordinator: 

Gabby Kepnes


Zoey Seitzman

Haley Goodman

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