Student Leadership

2018-2019 Student Board

Abigail Bucy, President

Abigail is a junior studying Integrated Studies along with three minors; Jewish Studies, Religion Studies, and Public Communication Studies.  This summer, she interned with the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC) under the Cleveland Hillel Summer Internship Program and is excited to serve as the Vice President of Hillel’s Student Board after serving as the Engagement Coordinator during the 2017-18 academic year!  She is also a founding member of Sigma Delta Tau’s Delta Omicron chapter will be member of The Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi. Additionally, she serves as the Social Media Chair of Students Supporting Israel (SSI) chapter, and a Student Success Leader working in Destination Kent State: First Year Experience classes.

Alex Bogoniewski

Freshman Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

Alex is a sophomore studying biotechnology with a pre-med focus as well as a business minor.  Originally from California, he runs cross country and recently toured Israel on Birthright. He has always enjoyed coming to Hillel and is so glad to have the opportunity to work on the student board as Freshman Engagement Coordinator and Outreach!  He is also a big fan of the Golden State Warriors. Go Dubs!

Jarrod Halpern, Treasurer

Jarrod is a sophomore majoring in architecture.  Originally from Columbia, Maryland, he enjoys longboarding and playing soccer during his free-time.  You may even catch him longboarding around campus, even in winter! He is looking forward to helping Hillel grow as a community and become a “home away from home” for students by both running programs and managing the student board budget.

Victoria Cohen

Tzedek Coordinator

Victoria is a junior studying psychology pre-med with a minor in chemistry.  She transferred to Kent State during the 2017-18 academic year and absolutely loves it.  When she’s not studying, she loves to play piano or spend time with her friends at Shabbat.  Another passion of hers is fashion design, which she does in her spare time, even developing an online store!  She is very excited to be the Community Service Coordinator (Tzedek) on the Hillel Student Board because it is truly important to give back to the community as young Jewish student leaders.

Alex Kaufman

Israel On Campus Coordinator

Alex is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism.  He is also a member of the Jewish fraternity, AEΠ. Alex is very passionate about sports and is an avid Cleveland sports fan.  He even hosts his own radio show on the student radio station as well as writes articles for Cleveland Sports Talk. As Israel on Campus Coordinator he is looking forward to bringing the positive aspects of Israel to Kent State University while working with other student organizations to improve the attitude and atmosphere toward the country.

Sydney Levine

Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

Sydney is a sophomore from Cleveland Ohio.  She loves to workout, travel, and volunteer because she likes having an impact on people, especially children. She love sports, both watching and playing, and playing the piano. She is so excited to be on the board this year because she feels Hillel is a great organization and she's looking forward to organizing great programs and meeting lots of new or under-engaged students!


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