Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities 2016-2017 – APPLY NOW!

  • First Year Leadership Fellowship: The First Year Leadership Fellowship brings together a diverse cohort made up of members of the first year class. Together they explore issues of Jewish leadership and prepare to become leaders within our community. First Year Leadership Fellows have the opportunity to implement new programmatic ideas and are exposed to various leadership opportunities within the Jewish community, so that they are prepared to step into those roles over the course of their college careers. The application will be made available to members of the Class of 2020 in the fall!        
  • Peer Network Engagement Internship (PNEI): APPLY HERE! Are you interested in creating new Jewish opportunities for students at Columbia and Barnard? Are you a self-starter? The Peer Network Engagement Internship (PNEI) uses a peer-to-peer methodology to engage Columbia/Barnard students in Jewish life in a way that best suits each individual or community. The interns will learn engagement and community organizing skills in order to build dynamic and meaningful spaces for Jewish students on campus. Each intern will work within a specific community on campus to create a new initiative to transform what it means to be Jewish at Columbia/Barnard. The interns will meet bi-weekly as a full cohort for training, learning, and collaborating. In addition, each intern will meet bi-weekly with Allie Kanter (Director of Engagement) for a one-on-one meeting to further their individual initiatives and goals. Questions or want to learn more? Email Allie!
  • Kraft Shabbat Team: APPLY HERE! Are you passionate about creating an open and accessible Shabbat dinner for the broader community at Columbia and Barnard? Join the Kraft Shabbat team! Each individual on the team will host Kraft Shabbat dinners throughout the year in pairs, as well as meet on a monthly basis as a full team. Be a part of building the Shabbat experience! Questions? Email Allie!
  • Shabbat Collective: APPLY HERE! The Shabbat Collective is a new cohort of people who are the leaders in creating Shabbat meal communities at Columbia/Barnard. This cohort will meet bi-weekly to learn and discuss Shabbat across denominations to be more thoughtful and intentional when returning to build their own Shabbat communities. Have questions? Want to learn more? Email Allie!
  • Songleading Fellowship: APPLY HERE! Does music make you more excited about Judaism? Does music help you connect with others? The Songleading Fellowship is for you! We will meet bi-weekly to learn both from each other and from outside guest experts in the world of Jewish communal music. Fellows will explore new musical repertoire while also gaining the skills to be able to lead others in song. Together we will work towards transforming Hillel into a more pluralistic space through music. The fellows will be the creators of Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s new innovative Jewish musical spaces.  No prior experience necessary. Questions? Email Michael or Allie!

 Student Executive Board

The student executive board is the sole student executive body of Columbia/Barnard Hillel. E-board meets weekly, in addition to weekly one-on-one meetings with a staff advisor. Your 2016-2017  e-board is David Quintas (president), Tess Cersonsky (vice president of groups), Noah Zweben (vice president of engagement), Shoshana Edelman (vice president of programming), Talia Rubin (treasurer), and Dylan Cooper (communications). Email e-board with any questions or ideas! Click here to learn more about the E-Board.

Leadership Council

Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s Leadership Council is comprised of the leadership of Hillel’s student groups and fellowships. The council meets monthly, under the guidance of the e-board president, to discuss broad issues related to student life at Hillel. In partnership with Hillel professional staff, the e-board president also uses Leadership Council as a space to advance the leadership skills of our leaders.