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 International’s Board of Directors. Working collaboratively with each other and the professional staff of Hillel International, the Board members advance the organization with their creativity and passion. They engage in strategic thinking to hone Hillel’s direction, and they generate financial support through their diverse and influential networks. They are decision-makers, champions, and deeply invested donors.

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

Board of Directors

Officers:
Lee Dranikoff, Chair, Short Hills, New Jersey
Estee Portnoy, Vice Chair, Bethesda, Maryland
Abby Doft, Vice Chair, New York, New York
Doug Berman, Treasurer, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Skip Vichness, Immediate Past Chair, New York, New York

Hilda Applbaum, Oakland, California
Jack Azagury, Scarsdale, New York
Laurie Blitzer, New York, New York
David Fisher, Atlanta, Georgia
Sidney Pertnoy, Miami, Florida
Tina Price, New York, New York
Tamar Remz, New York, New York
David Rittberg, Kensington, Maryland
Bruce Sholk, Miami, Florida
David Yaffe, Arlington, Virginia

Directors’ Cabinet Representatives:
Charles Cohen, Evanston, Illinois
Debbie Yunker Kail, Phoenix, Arizona

Student Cabinet Representatives:
Samantha Brody, Waltham, Massachusetts
Gali Polichuk, Gainesville, Florida

Emeritus Board
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, New York
Daniel Burack, Burlington, Vermont
David Cohen, New York, New York
Deborah Kallick, Los Angeles, California
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, North Carolina
Bea Mandel, Los Angeles, California
Neil Moss, Columbus, Ohio
Chuck Newman, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dana Raucher, New York, New York
Gary Shamis, Cleveland, Ohio
Jim Shane, Boston, Massachusetts
Carol S. Smokler, Boca Raton, Florida

Past Chairs:
Skip Vichness, New York, New York
Tina Price, New York, New York
Sidney Pertnoy, Miami, Florida
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, New York
Bea Mandel, Los Angeles, California
Julian Sandler, z”l
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, North Carolina
Chuck Newman, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Neil M. Moss, Columbus, Ohio
Michael B. Rukin, z”l
David L. Bittker, z”l

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

Matthew Bronfman, Chair, New York, New York
Edgar M. Bronfman, z”l, Founding Chair
S. Daniel Abraham, Palm Beach, Florida
Adam Abram, Chapel Hillel, North Carolina
Hilda Applbaum, San Francisco, California
Robert M. Beren, z”l
Mandell L. Berman, z”l
Doug Berman, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Alexander Blavatnik, Aventura, Florida
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, New York
Daniel A. Burack, Harrison, New York
Sandy Colen, Orinda, California
Darren Farber, Bethesda, Maryland
Garry Rayant and Kathy Fields, San Francisco, California
Abel and Judy Friedman, Chicago, Illinois
Michael Gamson, Houston, Texas
Michael C. Gelman, Washington, D.C.
David S. Gottesman, z”l
Seth Greenberg, Atlanta, Georgia
Shoshanna Gruss, New York, New York
Marina Jacobson, Palm Beach, Florida
Joe Kanfer, Akron, Ohio
Matt Kaplan, Summit, New Jersey
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, North Carolina
Robert Kogod, Washington, D.C.
Marc Kramer, New York, New York
Joseph Lubeck, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Richard Mack, New York, New York
Sidney Pertnoy, Miami, Florida
Tina Price, New York, New York
Russ Robinson, Houston, Texas
Keith Rosenbloom, New York, New York
Lenore Ruben, New York, New York
Michael Rubinoff, Palm Beach, Florida
Lynn Schusterman, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stacy H. Schusterman, Tulsa, Oklahoma
James H. Shane, Boston, Massachusetts
Cindy and David Shapira, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
John Shapiro, New York, New York
Bruce Sholk, Miami, Florida
Carol S. Smokler, Boca Raton, Florida
Larry Sorrel, New York, New York
Ari Storch, New York, New York
Sharon Ungerleider, Springfield, Oregon
Skip Vichness, New York, New York
Allan Weinbaum, Toronto, Ontario
Aaron Weitman, Hoboken, New Jersey
Leslie H. Wexner, New Albany, Ohio
Jane and Mark Wilf, Short Hills, New Jersey
Diane Wohl, Mill Neck, New York