Hillel is pleased to announce this year's recipients of its prestigious Steinhardt Scholars Program. Participation in Hillel's Steinhardt Scholars program is open to former JCSC Fellows following a competitive application process.
These outstanding JCSC alumni have committed themselves to career paths in Jewish professional leadership. The Steinhardt Scholars program ensures that they build on their experience as Fellows through graduate studies, Jewish learning, and mentoring by seasoned Hillel professionals. This year's Scholars and their Hillel Mentors are:
Daniel Burg, 1998-99 JCSC, Newberger Hillel Center, University of Chicago. Daniel is attending the University of Judaism in LA, where he is pursuing a M.Ed. and rabbinical ordination. Rabbi Lisa Goldstein, Executive Director of Univ. of California, San Diego Hillel, is Daniel's Hillel mentor.
Robyn Fryer, 1997-99 KOACH JCSC, Florida Hillel Council. Robyn is completing her MSW at the Block program, Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She currently serves as a KOACH fieldworker in Florida. David Raphael, Executive Director of Hillel of Greater Baltimore, is Robyn's Hillel mentor.
Darren Levine, 1995-96 JCSC, University of Washington Hillel. Darren is enrolled in the rabbinical program at the Hebrew Union College in NYC. Michael Brooks, Executive Director of Hillel at the University of Michigan, is Darren's Hillel mentor.
Adam Simon, 1997-98 JCSC, and 1998-99 Associate Director at the St. Louis Hillel at Washington University is pursuing an MBA at the Olin School of Business at Washington University. Joseph Kohane, Executive Director of the Wexner Jewish Student Center at the Ohio State University Hillel Foundation, is Adam's Hillel mentor.
The first graduate of the Steinhardt Scholars Program, Melanie Sasson, received her MSW this past summer from the Block program of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University and is now the Assistant Director of University of California, Santa Barbara Hillel. The other Scholars from the inaugural class, will be seeking professional positions with Hillel after graduation. They are: Rachel Canar, who will receive her Master's degree in May from the Hornstein program at Brandeis University; Rachel Saifer, who is completing her MSW at the University of Pennsylvania; and Marni Holtzman, who will receive a joint MBA/MSW from Boston College this summer.
For more information on Hillel's Steinhardt Scholars Program or professional career opportunities in Hillel, contact Eran Gasko.