We are students, staff, and lay leaders dedicated to providing a welcoming, pluralistic, and inclusive atmosphere on campus. Pluralism is always at the core of what we do, and we recognize that there is not just one way to “be Jewish.” Students come from diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to explore their Judaism in a way that is meaningful to them.
About Hillel at FSU
Meet the students, community leaders and staff that make us what we are.
We are encouraging students to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. We help students find a balance in being “distinctively Jewish” and “universally human” by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.
2017-2018 Community Board
The Community Board provide direct oversight to Foundation activities. Board meetings are open to all who wish to attend. For information on joining the Board, please contact our board president, Les Adler or Dan Lesham, Executive Director.
President: Les Adler
VP Development: Steve Schwartzman
VP Jewish Student Life: Wiatt Bowers
Board Treasurer: Michael Meth
Board Secretary: Marion Merzer
Student Board Liaisons:
Lara Tessler, Robyn Kast, Charlie Newfeld
Members at Large
Rabbi Jaime Aklepi
Steve P. Reznik
Past President: Jay Kauffman
— VP Florida Campus Advancement, Hillel International
Ellie Simon, President, Apalachee Federation of Jewish Charities
Barbara Goldstein, HERC liaison