Board 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 collalboratively 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

Tina Price, Chair, Scarsdale, NY
Deborah Kallick, Vice-Chair, Los Angeles, CA
Skip Vichness, Vice-Chair, New York, NY
Gary Shamis, Treasurer, Cleveland, OH
Sidney Pertnoy, Immediate Past Chair, Miami, FL
Eric D. Fingerhut, President/CEO, Washington, DC

Hilda Applbaum, San Francisco, CA
Meredith Rose Burak, New York, NY
Ruthie Charendoff, Northwestern University
Lee Dranikoff, Short Hills, NJ
John Lowenstein, Chicago, IL
Larry Moses, New Albany, OH
Estee Portnoy, Bethesda, MD
David Rittberg, Washington, DC
Jacob Rubin, Charlottesville, VA
Bruce Sholk, Baltimore, MD
Michele Michaelis Slifka, New York, NY
Carol S. Smokler, Boca Raton, FL
David Yaffe, Washington, DC
Jordyn Zimmerman, Ohio University
Jacqueline Levey, St. Louis, MO

Emeritus Board
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, NY
Daniel Burack, Burlington, VT
David Cohen, New York, NY
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, NC
Bea Mandel, New York, NY
Neil Moss, Columbus, OH
Chuck Newman, Ann Arbor, MI
Sidney Pertnoy, Miami, FL
Dana Raucher, New York, NY
Jim Shane, Boston, MA

Past Chairs
Thomas A. Blumberg, New York, NY
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, NC
Chuck Newman, Ann Arbor, MI
Sidney Pertnoy, Miami, FL
Edgar M. Bronfman, z”l
Julian Sandler, z”l
Michael B. Rukin, z”l
David L. Bittker, z”l

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

David Shapira, Chair, Pittsburgh, PA
Edgar M. Bronfman, z''l, Founding Chair, New York, NY
S. Daniel Abraham, Palm Beach, FL
Robert M. Beren, Palm Beach, FL
Mandell L. Berman, Southfield, MI
Charles Binder and Nancy Shor, New York, NY
Alexander Blavatnik, Aventura, FL
Ori Brafman, San Francisco, CA
Adam Bronfman, Paradise Valley, AZ
Charles R. Bronfman, New York, NY
Daniel A. Burack, Harrison, NY
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
Jane H. Goldman, New York, NY
Steven Gordon, Los Angeles, CA
David S. Gottesman, New York, NY
Joel Greenberg and Marcy Gringlas, Philadelphia, PA
Deborah B. and Ivan Kallick, Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Kanfer, Akron, OH
Randall R. Kaplan, Greensboro, NC
Tobee Kaplan, z''l, 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
Russ Robinson, Houston, TX
David Rosenberg, Chicago, IL
Diane Rosenberg, Roanoke, VA
Keith Rosenbloom, New York, NY
Lenore Ruben, New York, NY
Stacy H. Schusterman, Tulsa, OK
James H. Shane, Boston, MA
Cindy 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