After nearly six years at the helm of GW Hillel, Dr. Robert Fishman announced last week that he plans to leave his position as director in August to focus on fundraising for the organization.
Many members of GW's Jewish community said they consider Fishman - who they call "Rob" - a mentor who has profoundly impacted their lives and shaped their college experiences.
"Rob created a warm, vibrant and diverse Jewish community that, after four years at GW, became my family," senior Eric Gallagher said. "It was Rob that encouraged me to go to Israel with Hillel my freshman year. I took his advice and I've been back five times since. Rob played an instrumental role in my development of a positive Jewish identity."
(From the GW Hatchet.)