Social Justice

Interested in all things social justice, action, and organizing at Berkeley Hillel?  Read descriptions about all of our social justice offerings here! Interested in joining the next cohort of Hillel’s Social Justice Fellowship? Reach out to Micah Lesch, Hillel’s Engagement Associate for more information.


Student Groups

Students at Queersgiving, a pre-thanksgiving QJew gathering

  • Jews of Color Collective: A place for Jews of Color, multiracial, and mixed-race Jews to gather, process, and prioritize themselves. We do not meet weekly, but we hold occasional events, Shabbat dinners, and conversations.
  • Challah 4 Hunger: Enjoy braiding challah? Are you concerned about food insecurity on campus? Join Challah 4 Hunger every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with 50-60 fellow students who come together to braid and bake Challah in a variety of flavors (chocolate chip, rosemary, and garlic, apple pie). The Challah is then sold ($3 for Challah, $1 for a delicious pretzel bite) to benefit causes around issues of hunger and food security.
  • Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action: Join a cohort of students passionate about combating the climate crisis! Sign up for weekly Dayenu calls and actions by sending an email to Micah at mlesch@berkeleyhillel.org
  • Social Justice Fellowship: Are you interested in learning about a wide variety of social justice issues in a Jewish context? We offer a Social Justice Fellowship every Fall semester wherein various social justice leaders – both Jewish and non-Jewish – speak to our students each week about their specific issue area. Additionally, students are placed at different nonprofit and advocacy organizations for volunteering.

 

Questions about social justice programming at Berkeley Hillel? Send an email to VPs of Social Action Gaby Cohen or Hallie McRae (gabriellecohen@berkeley.edu; halliemcrae@berkeley.edu)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Kalia Rodich

    President
  • Abbi Berry

    Vice President of Student Life
  • Gaby Cohen

    Vice President of Social Action
  • Hallie McRae

    Vice President of Social Action
  • Ariel Mizrahi

    Vice President of Identity and Inclusion
  • Adee Gilad

    Vice President of Identity and Inclusion
  • Tongai David Makoni

    Vice President of Graduate Student Communities
  • Benjamin Haberman

    Vice President of Jewish Calendar and Learning
  • Jonathan Raviv

  • Ben Haberman

  • Abbi Berry

  • Tammy Plotkin-Oren

    President
  • Susie Marcus

    Immediate Past President
  • Collegiate

    Noah Stern

    Vice President
  • Emily Marthinsen

    Secretary
  • Collegiate

    Oren Gabriel

    Treasurer
  • Hagar Ben-Eliezer

    Mental Health and Wellness Therapist
  • Alisa Koyrakh

    Marketing and Development Manager
  • Bar Ben Harush

    Israel Fellow
  • Andrew Glodowski

    Class of 2024
  • Ariel Mizrahi

    Class of 2024
  • Isie Bollinger

    Class of 2024
  • Haley Stober

    Class of 2022
  • Jonathan Zvi

    Class of 2024
  • Jenna Levin

    Class of 2023
  • Matthew Dworkin

    Class of 2023
  • Zoe Chyatte

    Class of 2024
  • Jackie Amendola

    Class of 2023
  • Adee Gilad

    Class of 2024
  • Ben Haberman

    Class of 2024
  • Ella Diamond

    1st Year
  • Samantha Klein

    1st Year
  • Gabrielle Cohen

    1st Year
  • Dara Shay

    3rd Year
  • Gillian Balk

    1st Year
  • Vida Keyvanfar

    1st Year
  • Abby Steinmetz

    2nd Year
  • Hallie McRae

    1st Year
  • Danielle Kaye

    4th Year
  • Elysa Dombro

    3rd Year
  • Camron King

    4th Year
  • Kalia Rodich

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson
  • Nicole Bral

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Daniel Sanchez

    Custodian
  • Ethan Layne

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Bria Rosenburg

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Ariel Langer

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Jake Libenson

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Haley Stober

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Sara Vandenburgh

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Liam Howell

    Schultz Upperclassmen Engagement Fellow
  • Alicia Fusco

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Alon Tamir

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Abby Steinmetz

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Maya Spencer

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Deven Radfar

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Jacob Marks

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Ana Light

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Sarah Lewis

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Jenna Levin

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Justine Krieger

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Gavin Green

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Abby Fisher

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Kala Fejzo

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Matthew Dworkin

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Razi Corne

    Schultz Freshmen Engagement Fellow
  • Jessie Cohan

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Collegiate

    Josh Greenberg

  • Emily Barnhart Ross

    President
  • Alex Kaplan

    Board Member
  • Lenny Cohen

  • Collegiate

    Joey Freeman

  • Elizabeth Friedman Branoff

  • Emily Hirschman

    Chief Operating Officer
  • Aviv Gilboa

  • Bruce Goldberg

  • Collegiate

    Carla Hesse

  • Collegiate

    Rachel Horning

  • Sam Abrams

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Sammy Behar

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Lauren Cohen

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Jeremy Dworkin

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Orly Fahn

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Ross Kalter

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Ella Pallenberg

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Bria Rosenberg

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Shaked Salem

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Sam Serber

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Shelby Weiss

    Schultz Freshmen Fellow
  • Lauren Schuchart

    Associate Director
  • Annie Dauber

  • Collegiate

    Emma Tavangari

  • Robert Kaufman

  • Test Person

    Executive President in Charge
  • Jason Bellet

  • Collegiate

    Dan Mogulof

  • Kevin Perkins

  • Ilene Weinreb z”l

  • Micah Lesch

    Director of Jewish Student Life
  • Jessica Nevins

    Director of Engagement
  • Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman

    Executive Director
  • Rabbi Maya Zinkow

    Senior Jewish Educator