Young Alumni

The Young Alumni Community serves as a link between young alumni and Jewish life on campus. The Young Alumni Community allows for recent graduates to actively contribute towards the growth and sustainability of Columbia and Barnard’s Jewish community. Members of the Community are passionate and active about growing the Columbia and Barnard young alumni network. Within the young professional community, Young Alumni Community members are advocates and ambassadors of Jewish life at Columbia and Barnard. The Young Alumni Board sponsors multiple programs and events annually, which offer participants an opportunity to meet and network with many Columbia and Barnard alumni and friends.

Mission

Develop a passionate, active, and growing network of young alumni to contribute towards the long-term growth and sustainability of Jewish life at Columbia University and Barnard College.

Organization

The Columbia/Barnard Hillel Young Alumni Community seeks to expand its network of young Jewish alumni and to raise funds to support Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s work. In order to accomplish these goals, the Community will led by the Young Alumni Board. The Co-Chairs will oversee the Young Alumni Board.

Young Alumni Giving Society: $180 donation made to the Columbia/Barnard Hillel Annual Fund during Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s fiscal year (July 1st-June 30th). Giving Society members will have lower fees for Young Alumni events and will be recognized for their support.

Young Alumni Giving Society (first-year graduates): $50 donation made to the Columbia/Barnard Hillel Annual Fund during Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s fiscal year (July 1st-June 30th). Giving Society members will have lower fees for Young Alumni events and will be recognized for their support.

Board Member Requirements and Responsibilities

Young Alumni Board Members engage their peers to support and promote Jewish life at Columbia University and Barnard College. To maintain Young Alumni Board membership status, Young Alumni Board members attend the Annual Columbia/Barnard Hillel Dinner and demonstrate recruitment of new attendees as they invite recent graduates to support the mission of the Kraft Center. There will be approximately three Board Meetings annually.

Contribution

Board Members lead the Young Alumni initiatives. They are generous with donating their time, influence, and funds in support of Columbia/Barnard Hillel. There is a minimum contribution for Young Alumni Board Members.

Board Process

Current Young Alumni Board Members in good standing will continue to serve on the Board until such time as they choose to step down. Board Members who do not participate may be asked to step down. Young alumni who wish to serve as Board Members will be evaluated based on the following criteria: involvement in activities, leadership experience in other organizations, history of support, and recruitment achieved in past years.

Current Young Alumni Board

  • Daniel Bonner (Chair)
  • LeeLee Borzak
  • Aviva Buechler
  • Hattie Danziger
  • Anna Etra
  • Aryeh Goldstein
  • Tali Herenstein
  • Jordana Kaminetsky
  • Seffi Kogen
  • Gavriel Metzger
  • Mia Minen
  • Lily Mintz
  • David Offit
  • Avi Okon
  • Daniel Oppenheim (Chair Emeritus)
  • Toby Osofsky (Chair Emeritus)
  • Erin Perzov
  • Jeremy Ruberg
  • Ron Shapiro
  • Abigail Skoff
  • Emily Steinberger Weg
  • Michael Topol
  • Sarah Weiss

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