Leadership

“By embracing young adults on college campuses and in communities around the globe, Hillel is engaging the next generation of Jewish leaders: It is at the cutting edge of the Jewish future.”

– Edgar M. Bronfman, z''l



A diverse cohort of leaders driven to fulfill Hillel’s bold mission make up Hillel’s International Board of Directors. Working collaboratively with each other and the professional staff of the Schusterman International Center, the Board members advance the organization with their creativity and passion. They are engaged in strategic thinking to hone Hillel’s direction, and generate financial support through their diverse and influential networks. They are decision-makers, champions and deeply invested donors.

The Board is composed of a diverse set of Hillel stakeholders, including an outstanding group of professionals at local Hillels and exceptional student leaders that bring a strong local voice.

Board of Directors
Officers

Sidney Pertnoy, Chairman, Miami, FL
Bruce Sholk, Chair, Executive Committee, Baltimore, MD
David Cohen, Vice-Chair, New York, NY
Lee Dranikoff, Vice-Chair, Short Hills, NJ 
Deborah Kallick, Vice-Chair, Los Angeles, CA
David Yaffe, Treasurer/Secretary, Washington, DC

Past Chairs
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, NY
Beatrice S. Mandel, Los Angeles, CA 
Julian Sandler, z”l, Dix Hills, NY
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, NC
Neil M. Moss, Columbus, OH
Chuck Newman, Ann Arbor, MI
Michael B. Rukin, z”l, Boston, MA 
David L. Bittker, z”l, Detroit, MI

Members
Lawrence S. Bacow, Brookline, MA
Richard Biller, Deerfield, IL
Andrew Borans, Indianapolis, IN
Amy Born, New York, NY
Daniel Burack, Harrison, NY
Jennifer Chestnut, Kent, OH
Sandy Colen, Orinda, CA
Dirk Donath, New York, NY
Barry Effron, White Plains, NY
Edith B. Everett, New York, NY
Noah Fenyes, University of Western Ontario
Jeffrey Friedstein, Highland Park, IL
David Gedzelman, New York, NY
Joshua Gilstein, University of Maryland
Cassandra Gottlieb, Baltimore, MD
Nicole Hakakian, University of California, Los Angeles
Walter Harrison, West Hartford, CT
Gary Hirschberg, Chicago, IL
Andy Hochberg, Chicago, IL
Hank Katzen, Maitland, FL
Mark Lainer, Encino, CA
Jay Lewis, Lawrence, KS
Larry Moses, New Albany, OH
Adam Naftalin-Kelman, Berkeley, CA
Chaim Pizem, New York, NY
Tina Price, Scarsdale, NY
Dana Raucher, New York, NY
Russ Robinson, Houston, TX
Barbara Sherr Roswell, Baltimore, MD
Noreen Sablotsky, Coral Gables, FL
Morton Owen Schapiro, Evanston, IL
Tilly Shames, Ann Arbor, MI
James Shane, Boston, MA
Andrew Shein, University of Pennsylvania
Michele Michaelis Slifka, New York, NY 
Carol Smokler, Boca Raton, FL
Emily Steinberg, University of Michigan
Ralph S. Taber, Lancaster, PA
Mike Uram, Philadelphia, PA
Sharon Margolin Ungerleider, Springfield, OR
Katie Whitlatch, Pittsburgh, PA
Juliana Wishne, Ohio State University
Judy Yudof, Lafayette, CA

Hillel’s International Board of Governors offers counsel to the Board of Directors and provides substantial financial support to Hillels nationally and internationally.

Randall Kaplan, Chairman, Greensboro, NC
Edgar Bronfman, z''l, Founding Chair, New York, NY
Lynn Schusterman, Founding Co-Chair, Tulsa, OK
Michael Steinhardt, Founding Co-Chair, New York, NY
Carlos Abadi, Buenos Aires, Argentina
S. Daniel Abraham, West Palm Beach, FL
Harvey Beker, New York, NY
Robert  M. Beren, Palm Beach, FL
Mandell Berman, Southfield, MI
Alexander Blavatnik, New York, NY
Thomas S. Blumberg, New York, NY
Daniel Brody, Greenwood, VA
Adam Bronfman, New York, NY
Charles R Bronfman, New York, NY
Daniel A. Burack, Harrison, NY
Paul Burg, Los Angeles, CA
Ronaldo Cezar Coehlo and Luciana Hall, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
Abby Joseph Cohen and David M. Cohen, New York, NY
Susan S. Diamond and Jon P. Diamond, Bal Harbor, FL
David Einhorn, New York, NY
Eduardo Elsztain, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Abel Friedman, Chicago, IL
Michael Gamson, Houston, TX
Michael C. Gelman, Washington, DC
Jane H. Goldman, New York, NY
David S. Gottesman, New York, NY
Suzanne and Stuart M. Grant, Wilmington, DE
Harold Grinspoon and Diane Troderman, Longmeadow, MA
Deborah and Ivan Kallick, Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Kanfer, Akron, OH
Tobee Kaplan, Greensboro, NC
Ellie Meyerhoff Katz, z”l, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Robert Kogod, Arlington, VA
Reuben Leibowitz, New York, NY
Jerry Levin, New York, NY
Gustave K. Lipman, New York, NY
Howard Lorber, New York, NY
Daniel S. Och, New York, NY
Sidney Pertnoy, Miami, FL
Tina Price, Scarsdale, NY
Diane Rosenberg, Roanoke, VA
Howard Rosenbloom, Baltimore, MD
Keith Rosenbloom, New York, NY
Nina Sandler, Dix Hills, NY
Stacy H. Schusterman, Tulsa, OK
Cindy and David Shapira, Pittsburgh, PA
Mark R. Shenkman, Greenwich, CT
Bruce Sholk, Baltimore, MD
Bill Shor, Moscow, RUSSIA
Victoria Simms, Beverly Hills, CA
Michele Michaelis Slifka and David Slifka, New York, NY
Carol S. Smokler, Boca Raton, FL
Helene Spiegel, Los Angeles, CA
David A. Tepper, Short Hills, NJ
Isaac Thau, Vancouver, BC
Allan Weinbaum, Toronto, ON
Leslie H. Wexner, New Albany, OH
Jane and Mark Wilf, Livingston, NJ