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Hillel International selects UCF student


August 18, 2017

Alexa Goldstein

UCF student Alexa Goldstein (Class of 2019) was chosen to be one of only 17 members of the second cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet.

"We are so proud of Lexi for being selected for this honor," stated Aaron Weil, executive director and CEO of Central Florida Hillel. "Hillel International only selects 17 students from around the world and this is the first time a student from UCF has been selected for this honor. It is incredibly gratifying to see Lexi's leadership skills being recognized by such a prestigious body and this is a real honor for Central Florida Hillel and the whole Orlando community she will be representing."

The Cabinet allows Hillel International's leadership to directly benefit from the advice, opinions and perspectives of current Jewish college students throughout the world.

Goldstein was selected through a highly competitive process, which drew close to 100 applicants.

The Cabinet will also serve as a vehicle to connect Jewish college students to their peers throughout the world, by leveraging the global Hillel network. Hillel operates on more than 550 college campuses and in 17 countries.

"Having diverse students in positions of power and influence within Hillel will make our organization stronger," said Hillel International Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership Sheila Katz. "The 17 students selected represent great diversity from our movement. They range from all sects of Judaism, varying levels of involvement with organized Jewish life, and diverse ideologies about Israel and the world."

The makeup of our cabinet includes students from small private schools and large public schools, students from international campuses and American campuses, and includes Jewish students of color, students from interfaith backgrounds, students with disabilities, students who identify as LGBTQ, and more," added Katz.

"We look forward to working with these passionate student leaders to advise, connect, inspire and represent Jewish students across the Hillel movement and the globe," said co-chairs Ross Beroff and Zach Wolff.

Cabinet members will convene in New York City on September 15 and again in February. They will also meet virtually once per month.


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