President and CEO
A successful executive and entrepreneur, Adam Lehman is applying his learnings from the start-up world to advance Hillel’s role as the innovation lab for the Jewish future.
Adam Lehman is privileged to serve as the president and CEO of Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world, with a presence on more than 850 college and university campuses in 16 countries. During Adam’s leadership tenure, Hillel International has focused on supporting students through the significant challenges of the pandemic, strengthening collaboration and connection across the Hillel movement, and advancing Hillel’s unique role as the innovation lab for the Jewish future.
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. He joined Hillel International in 2015, initially serving as the organization’s COO for four years, prior to being appointed Hillel International’s fifth president and CEO in December 2019.
Adam, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Dartmouth College and cum laude with a J.D. from 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.
Adam and his wife, Dr. Belinda Krifcher Lehman, are the proud parents of adult daughters Dahlia and Jessica.
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Adam is guiding professionals and meeting students where they are, every day.
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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