Board of Directors

The Towson University Hillel Governing Board is a group of dedicated volunteers (alumni, faculty, students and community members) who further the mission and work of Towson University Hillel. Board members are selected for their specialized knowledge, experience, skills and desire to enhance Jewish life for Towson University students. The roles of the Board are to hire and oversee the work of the Executive Director, provide guidance to the staff, help set policies, ensure the fiscal health of the organization, serve as a connection between TU Hillel and the community, and connect with students.

BOARD CHAIR
Adam Baumwald ’00

VICE CHAIR
Matthew Lipsky ‘96

TREASURER
Neal Shaivitz ‘96

SECRETARY
Sheryl Cooper

DEVELOPMENT CHAIR
Emily Levin

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Craig Lestner ‘99

BOARD MEMBERS
Zachary Ament ‘12
Larry Amsterdam
Marissa Berk-Smith (faculty)
Michelle Damareck ’97
Abram Fox (faculty)
Barry Gittlen (faculty)
Jonathan Havens Esq. 
Dov Hoffman ‘10
Judy Macks (faculty)
Austin Nusbaum ‘08
Jeremy Sanders (faculty) 
Michael Schwartzberg ‘94
Jacob Simone ‘11
Jodi Teitelman ’20
Jacob Wolf ’09
Ellen Kahan Zager
Shelley Zimmerman ‘

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
Brett Gelfand
Sydney Marantz
Aliya Smelkinson
Chad Suissa

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