OUR STUDENT LEADERS

STUDENT BOARD

Dori Jacobs

Hillel has defined my time here at UConn and made my college experience amazing. It has given me the best of friends, great leadership opportunities, and a chance to strengthen my relationship with Judaism. I am so grateful to be able to serve the community as president and ensure all other Jewish students on campus get to feel this type of connection and support.

Avital Sutin

VICE PRESIDENT

avital.sutin@uconn.edu

Hillel gives me a sense of purpose at school. It has given me friends, opportunities, and a strong community that makes UConn feel more like home. I have been able to stay connected to my religion while being involved on campus!

Jeremy Weingarten

I love going to Hillel because of its warm, welcoming atmosphere. The people are all so friendly, funny and easy to talk to. I’ve always wanted to get involved at Hillel and help make a difference in the Jewish community here at UConn.

Ryan Murace

VP OF PROGRAMMING

ryan.murace@uconn.edu

I love being at Hillel because it is where I have met my best friends. I am so grateful that I have such an unbelievably supportive, welcoming, and compassionate community in a building that has become more than a second home to me. So I joined board to serve and strengthen the community that means so much to both myself and my friends!

Allison Zweig

VP OF MARKETING

allison.zweig@uconn.edu

Hillel has been a major part of my UConn experience because it provides a community to make a large school smaller. I am so glad that I found Hillel and I am glad I am able to give back to a place that has given me so much!

Michael Berelowitz

I’m so excited to serve as Hillel’s VP of Jewish Life this coming year! In high school, I was very involved in USY, a conservative Jewish youth group, and I immediately became active in Hillel when I came to UConn to continue my Jewish involvement into college. Hillel has become my go-to place on campus, and I can’t wait to continue working to strengthen the Hillel community.

Matan Doron

VP OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

matan.doron@uconn.edu

I got involved with Hillel due to the significance Judaism plays in my individual identity. Getting involved was a way for me to maintain my deep sense of belonging towards the Jewish community while fostering that same relationship in other students. Hillel provides a unique environment through which to meet Jews of different backgrounds and who practice differently, yet who are all connected by sense of mutual belonging. 

Jessica Baden

I am very excited to be serving as your VP of Tzedek on board this year! Growing up I was always super involved in the Jewish community through day school, USY, my temple, the JCC, camp and more. Since starting at UConn, Hillel has felt familiar and comfortable and a home away from home. 

Ross Bernstein

VP OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (FYSH)

ross.bernstein@uconn.edu

I love Hillel because it’s where I met some of my best friends at college and because I know I always have a place to go on campus!

ENGAGEMENT INTERNS

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Micha Aviad

ENGAGEMENT INTERN

micha.aviad@uconn.edu

I got involved at Hillel my first weekend on campus, I like to joke and say that the free printing got me through the doors but the community got me to stay. Which is why I became an Engagement Intern, to engage people and to ensure that they find a home away from home like I did! Plus, who could say no to taking other students for free coffee? Not me, that's for sure. 

Sydney Resnick

ENGAGEMENT INTERN

sydney.resnick@uconn.edu

Hillel is everything to me from a hangout place with some of my best friends, to a study space, a safety net, a home away from home, and much more. The welcoming spirit of Uconn Hillel remains at its core and allows strong discussions and relationships to flourish.

Sarah Hubelbank

ENGAGEMENT INTERN

sarah.hubelbank@uconn.edu

UConn Hillel is where I've met some of my best friends.  It's a great place to connect with Judaism while I'm away at school, and has provided me with a wonderful and welcoming community.  As an Engagement Intern, I want to share this community with others in any way that I can.