Hillel Leadership Council

Hillel Leadership Council, also known as HLC, is the student programming arm of WashU Hillel. Their goal is to create community for students, by students.  HLC is a Student Union (SU) recognized group. HLC works with the Hillel staff to provide social, educational, community service, religious, and cultural programs to students interested in WashU Jewish life. They work to give all students the opportunity to make lasting connections with peers, engage in leadership opportunities, and to further develop their Jewish identities.

Hannah Sugarman
Administrative Operations VP: Daniella Roth
Religious Life VPs: Kayla Steinberg & Coby Drexler
Social Life VP: Preston Tasoff & Zach Berman
Social Justice VP: Dora Schoenberg
Treasury Chairs: Micah Goldson & Sam Wapnick
FYSH President: Rebecca Greenstein

Religious Life Cohort:
Conservative Life Chair - Jacob Gross, Orthodox Life - Tani Kay,  Shabbat Chair - Amanda Karl
Social Cohort: Senior Programming - Ari Cotler
Social Justice Cohort: Community Service - Hannah Shanes, Campus Outreach Chair - Monica Sass, Inclusion Chair- Maddie Lapp
Israel Chair: Julia Greensfelder


The Executive Board is responsible for overseeing programs planned by their general board cohort, developing and implementing policies, goals and missions for Hillel, training, directing, and advising the General Board, and keeping records relevant to their positions. Weekly average time commitment is 5 hours.

Executive Board Responsibilities:

  • ​Be the student faces of WashU Hillel and HLC on campus
  • Meet every other week with Executive Board
  • Meet once a month with general board cohort (co-chairs that they supervise), and with individual chairs/co-chairs as necessary
  • Attend all HLC events and Shabbat dinners. Absences are at the discretion of the president and advisor
  • Attend Monthly General Body Meetings
  • Attend important Hillel events during orientation, holidays, etc.

General Board positions are chairs or co-chairs of a particular interest area. The chairs create programs, are each supervised by an Executive Board Member, and are encouraged to form their own committees and to reach out to the greater Hillel and WashU communities for assistance in both logistics and project brainstorming.  Time commitment can range from 2 to 4 hours a week depending on the position and time of year.

General Board Responsibilities:

  • Meet once a month with executive board member and general board cohort
  • Attend HLC events and Shabbat dinners
  • Attend monthly General Body Meetings
  • Be the student faces of WashU Hillel and HLC on campus
  • Create programs

Spots are always left on General Board for incoming students. Click here to apply for open General Board positions!