Adam Lehman

Adam Lehman is privileged to serve as the President and CEO of Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world, engaging 200,000 students on 850 college and university campuses in the U.S. and 16 other countries. During Adam’s leadership tenure, Hillel International has focused on supporting the Hillel field through the pandemic and two wars, strengthening collaboration and connection across the Hillel movement, advancing Hillel’s leadership as the innovation lab for the Jewish future, and aggressively addressing the alarming rise in campus antisemitism.

After beginning his career in Mergers and Acquisitions at Skadden, Arps, Adam spent two decades as an executive and entrepreneur, developing and growing a variety of new technology, marketing and media ventures, including as a Senior Vice President at AOL.

Adam, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He has served as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah and Fair Chance D.C., and as a volunteer at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Camp Ramah of New England. Adam has also been active in the Jewish arts scene, as the author of a series of plays inspired by the Jewish holidays, and as a founding member of the D.C.-based Jewish a cappella group JewKvox.

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Adam Lehman has served as president and CEO of Hillel International since 2020.

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Hillel on campus is thriving

As we welcome a generation of college students that is more diverse in every way than all those who have come before them, Hillel’s singular brand of pluralistic and inclusive Judaism is uniquely positioned to meet this moment.

Leading the next generation with Adam Lehman

Adam Lehman attended Dartmouth College in the late 1980s, and his experience with the college’s Hillel Jewish student center influenced him significantly.

Adam Lehman joins the ‘Limited Liability Podcast’ to discuss antisemitism on campus

Hillel chapters have been thrust to the forefront in the fight against rising incidents of antisemitism on college campuses. As a result, local Hillel leaders, rabbis, and students increasingly face a need to prepare for episodes of Jewish hate, including vandalism and harassment.

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