2018 Student Leadership Board

Lara Tessler

Lara Tessler

President

Hi everyone! My name is Lara Tessler and I am incredibly honored and excited to be Hillel at FSU's President for this year! I am a Junior pursuing both music and religious studies in the hopes of continuing my education at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion to one day become an ordained clergy member. I am from Wellington, Florida, and my passions include music, ice cream, and dogs! I hope to inspire others to love the Hillel at FSU community just as much as I do, and I cannot wait for this next year!

Robyn Leah Kast

Robyn Leah Kast

Vice President

Hey everyone! My name is Robyn Kast, and I am SO excited to be your Vice President here at Hillel at FSU for the 2018 year! I’m a sophomore planning to study Public Relations and come from the city where magic is made and dreams come true (Orlando, Florida). I have some pretty special talents, including being able to lick my elbow, turning my face into that of a bunny, and coming up with crazy cool new ideas to make your year at Hillel at FSU more enjoyable! I have always loved being a part of the Jewish Community including by going to services, being active in USY (United Synagogue Youth), and continuing my support for Hillel on the L-board, and I hope this year I can make Hillel a home away from home for you, just like it is for me!

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Special Projects Coordinator

Carly Robinett

Carly Robinett

Community Service Chair

Hello! My name is Carly Robinett, and I am honored and ecstatic to be serving as Community Service Chair for the upcoming term. I am a freshman here at Florida State University, originally from Overland Park, KS (a suburb of Kansas City, MO). I am studying choral music education with the hope of becoming a choir director, but I love to perform and hope to keep doing so post-graduation. Some hobbies of mine include playing violin, dancing, arranging music, and exploring new restaurants. I am very excited for the upcoming term and cannot wait to see what we accomplish!

Thank you!

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CIRC Chair

Jason Randall

Jason Randall

Secretary

Hey Y’all! I’m a freshman from Naples, FL majoring in Information, Communication, and Technology and I currently serve as the 2018 Hillel at FSU L-Board Secretary. As Secretary, I am responsible for ensuring the accurate record keeping of all coordinated events and meetings, keeping relevant RSO papers in order, coordinating the marketing of events and promotional material, ensuring the successful application for permits for all Hillel at FSU activities, and ensuring that the Constitution is upheld, acting as Parliamentarian. When I’m not at Hillel, I enjoy listening to music (especially Bon Jovi), playing guitar, making videos, hanging out with friends, and volunteering. I’m also involved in The Big Event Tallahassee, Dance Marathon, and Film Club

Charles Newfeld

Charles Newfeld

Treasurer

My name is Charlie Newfeld. I am a second-year Actuarial Science major here at Florida State. I am from Huntington, West Virginia. I am really excited for the opportunity to serve Hillel as the Treasurer for the coming year.

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Greek Chair

Hannah Cooperman

Hannah Cooperman

Community Building (Social) Chair

Hi! My name is Hannah Cooperman and I’m a Junior serving as the Social Chair for Hillel at FSU for 2018! I am a Psychology and Criminology major here and I'm from Orlando, FL. I am so excited for Hillel at FSU’s plans this coming year! When I’m not busy with school or Hillel, I’m a runner and have been active in the Triathlon Club as well as the Honors Program at FSU. I love dogs and pizza and just chillin. I was involved in Camp Coleman through middle school and then going to Hillel in college really brought me back to my Jewish community. I love being Jewish and the sense of community I get from being a part of Hillel and I can’t wait for what else is in store!

Ranata Goodman

Ranata Goodman

Ritual Chair

Hi Everyone! My name is Ranata Goodman. I am a freshman International Affairs major from Cape Coral, Florida, and I am so excited to be your Rituals and Jewish Celebrations Chair! I was very involved in my Jewish community back home, and I can't wait to create more memories with all of you at Hillel.

Jewish Student Leadership Day

Hillel at FSU is pleased to present Jewish Student Leadership Day. The event designed to give participants an introduction to leadership on campus with a Hillel twist. The purpose is to provide students with the tools to get to know one another, learn about different campus opportunities, and to be exemplary leaders in our community. 

By participating in this energetic and dynamic event, participants will gain critical skills that will help them create positive, sustainable leadership in a wide array of organizations at Florida State University, and the Tallahassee community – both Jewish and non-Jewish. You will also have the opportunity to meet like-minded freshmen, sophomores, and prominent student leaders and staff of both Hillel at FSU and campus leaders- who facilitate this event.