Jewish leaders from throughout the New York metropolitan area recently gathered at the elegant home of Henry and Sydelle Ostberg in Alpine, NJ, for an informal evening looking ahead to the new academic year. Hillel Interim President Avraham Infeld, student leaders and Hillel professionals offered their perspectives. Among the participants were Hillel International Board of Governors Members Lynne B Harrison, Michael Granoff and Edith Everett, who is also the chairperson of Hillel's Development Committee.
The event highlighted the many connections between the greater New York community and campuses around the country. Hillel professionals from the University of Wisconsin, Duke University, Brooklyn College and others met with alumni from their schools as well as parents of current students. "It was a pleasure to introduce supporters and potential supporters to Hillel's work," said Jonathan Gerstl, executive director at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University. "This was an opportune way to expose some of my leadership to something larger than just Duke: to see Hillel's work around the world."