Leadership

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

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

Board of Directors
Officers

Sidney Pertnoy, Chair, Miami, FL
Lee Dranikoff, Vice-Chair, Short Hills, NJ 
Deborah Kallick, Vice-Chair, Los Angeles, CA
Tina Price, Chair, Executive Committee, Scarsdale, NY
Skip Vichness, Vice-Chair, New York, NY
David Yaffe, Treasurer/Secretary, Washington, DC

Past Chairs
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, NY
Beatrice S. Mandel, Los Angeles, CA
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, NC
Neil M. Moss, Columbus, OH
Chuck Newman, Ann Arbor, MI
Edgar M. Bronfman, z”l
Julian Sandler, z”l
Michael B. Rukin, z”l
David L. Bittker, z”l

Members
Liza Naomi Abrams, University of Nevada, Reno
Lawrence S. Bacow, Brookline, MA
Richard Biller, Deerfield, IL
Amy Born, Washington, DC
Meredith Rose Burak, New York, NY
Brian Cohen, Fairlawn, NJ
David Cohen, New York, NY
Sandy Colen, Orinda, CA
Edith Everett, New York, NY
Eric D. Fingerhut, Washington, DC
Judith Finer Freedman, Toronto, CA
Jeffrey S. Friedstein, Highland Park, IL
David Gedzelman, New York, NY
Walter Harrison, West Hartford, CT
Gary Hirschberg, Chicago, IL
Andrew S. Hochberg, Chicago, IL
Hank Katzen, Orlando, FL
Shelly Kivell, New York, NY
Fran Krasnow, Chicago, IL
Jennifer Moses, San Francisco, CA
Larry Moses, New Albany, OH
Adam Naftalin-Kelman, Berkeley, CA
Hal Ossman, Cornell University
Chaim Pizem, New York, NY
Estee Portnoy, Bethesda, MD
Dana Raucher, New York, NY
David Rittberg, Washington, DC
Russ Robinson, Houston, TX
Barbara Sherr Roswell, Baltimore, MD
Yoav Schaefer, Harvard University
Morton Owen Schapiro, Evanston, IL
Tilly Shames, Ann Arbor, MI
Gary Shamis, Cleveland, OH
Bruce Sholk, Baltimore, MD
Michele Michaelis Slifka, New York, NY
Jill W. Smith, New York, NY
Carol S. Smokler, Boca Raton, FL
Richard Stein, Chicago, IL
Evan Traylor, University of Kansas
Michael Uram, Philadelphia, PA
Juliana M. Wishne, Ohio State University
Judy Yudof, Orinda, CA

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

Randall R. Kaplan, Chair, Greensboro, NC
Edgar M. Bronfman, z''l, Founding Chair, New York, NY
Lynn Schusterman, Founding Co-Chair, Tulsa, OK
Michael Steinhardt, Founding Co-Chair, New York, NY
S. Daniel Abraham, Palm Beach, FL
Harvey Beker, New York, NY
Robert M. Beren, Palm Beach, FL
Mandell L. Berman, Southfield, MI
Charles Binder and Nancy Shor, New York, NY
Alexander Blavatnik, Aventura, FL
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, NY
Ori Brafman, San Francisco, CA
Adam Bronfman, Paradise Valley, AZ
Charles R. Bronfman, New York, NY
Daniel A. Burack, Harrison, NY
Ronaldo Cezar Coelho and Luciana Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Abby Joseph Cohen and David M. Cohen, New York, NY
Sandy Colen, Orinda, CA
Susan S. and Jon P. Diamond, Bal Harbor, FL
David Einhorn, New York, NY
Eduardo S. Elsztain, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Abel Friedman, Chicago, IL
Michael Gamson, Houston, TX
Michael C. Gelman, Washington, DC
David Gemunder, Tampa FL
Jane H. Goldman, New York, NY
Steven Gordon, Los Angeles, CA
David S. Gottesman, New York, NY
Suzanne and Stuart M. Grant, Wilmington, DE
Joel Greenberg and Marcy Gringlas, Philadelphia, PA
Deborah B. and Ivan Kallick, Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Kanfer, Akron, OH
Tobee Kaplan, Greensboro, NC
Terry Kassel, New York, NY
Ellie Meyerhoff Katz, z”l, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Robert Kogod, Washington, DC
Reuben Leibowitz, New York, NY
Gustave K. Lipman, New York, NY
Howard Lorber, New York, NY
Daniel S. Och, New York, NY
Sidney Pertnoy, Miami, FL
Tina Price, Scarsdale, NY
Diane Rosenberg, Roanoke, VA
Keith Rosenbloom, New York, NY
Stacy H. Schusterman, Tulsa, OK
James H. Shane, Boston, MA
Cindy and David Shapira, Pittsburgh, PA
Mark R. Shenkman, Greenwich, CT
Bruce Sholk, Baltimore, MD
Michele Michaelis Slifka and David Slifka, New York, NY
Carol S. Smokler, Boca Raton, FL
Anthony Spiegel, Las Vegas, NV
Helene Spiegel, Beverly Hills, CA
David A. Tepper, Short Hills, NJ
Sharon Ungerleider, Springfield, OR
Allan Weinbaum, Toronto, Ontario
Leslie H. Wexner, New Albany, OH
Jane and Mark Wilf, Short Hills, NJ