Six students from all across the United States joined the Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Board of Directors this week.
Joshua Borenstein (’08) of New York University; Hannah Crummé (‘08) of Pomona College; Jonathan Fluger (’08) of Princeton University; Adam Frankel (’09) of University of Arizona; Dana Greenberg (’08) of University of Texas at Austin; and Sarah Ruben (‘09) of Stanford University will serve on the board for two years.
“By appointing these student leaders to our Board, Hillel recognizes the valuable perspectives they will bring to the organization,” Hillel President Wayne Firestone said. “Enriching the lives of Jewish students is our mission. We could not fulfill this goal without their meaningful insights and recommendations.” Firestone, who was recently elected president of the international organization, was a member of the Hillel Governing Board when he was an undergraduate at the University of Miami.
Joshua Borenstein serves as the AIPAC Campus Relations coordinator for NYU, was a re-founding father and Jewish Life Committee Chair of NYU’s Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Chapter, and is a member of Ani V’atah, NYU’s only Jewish a cappella group. A Phoenix, Ariz., native, he studied at Tel Aviv University last spring and was named The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life Exemplar of Excellence in 2004. Joshua is studying International Relations and Middle Eastern studies.
Hailing from Corvallis, Ore., Hannah Crummé serves as a Jewish peer intern and head mentor for the Jewish Mentor Program at the Hillel at the Claremont Colleges as well as the organizations liaison to Committee for Campus Life and Activities at Pomona. Majoring in English literature, she is also involved with KSPC, the Pomona College campus radio station and Metate, the campus yearbook.
In addition to being selected Hillel’s Board of Directors, Jonathan Fluger was appointed to the Executive Committee as a vice chair. He currently serves as a student president of Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life and was a Goldman Fellow in the American Jewish Committee’s Contemporary Jewish Life Department in New York last summer. A Potomac, Md., native, Jonathan is studying religion and pursuing certificates in Near Eastern studies and Judaic studies.
Adam Frankel served as the Executive President for the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation and as the director of appropriations for the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. A double major in business and media arts from Cincinnati, he hopes to produce for film and television in the future.
A Franklin Lakes, N.J., native, Dana Greenberg serves as the publicity chair and tzedek chair for Texas Hillel. In spring 2006 she traveled to Argentina to participate in an alternative break program. A business honors student majoring in finance, Dana is a member of the University of Texas, Austin Honors Business Association and the Student Volunteer Board.
Sarah Ruben serves as a deputy delegate to the Zionist General Council of the World Zionist Organization and recently completed a term as vice president for the North American Federation of Temple Youth Programming. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Hillel Board of Directors comprises more than 100 of Hillel’s key representatives from the United Jewish Communities leadership, college students, Hillel professionals, faculty and delegates at-large. Terms for student board members are staggered, which allows student members to mentor one another.