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About The Springboard Fellowship

Innovation Specialist

Reimagine — and redesign — Jewish life on campus. As an Innovation Specialist, you’ll be trained in the Design Thinking methodology to spark new ideas, to connect with students, and to infuse creativity into all aspects of Hillel’s work. In this role, you need to be a creative thinker who embraces challenges, takes risks, fails, and learns from the past, while maintaining your passion and sense of humor.

2022 - 2024 Host Campuses

Social Justice Specialist

Empower students to make change on a local and domestic level guided by Jewish values, texts, and history. As a Social Justice Specialist, you’ll receive training in the areas of engagement, social action and community organizing, and learn how to seamlessly weave Judaism into your work as a Hillel engagement professional. To excel in this role, you must believe college students can change the world and consider justice an inherently Jewish cause.

2022 - 2024 Host Campuses

Ezra Jewish Education Specialist

Bring Jewish learning to life on campus. As an Ezra Jewish Education Specialist, you’ll be trained in pluralistic and experiential Jewish education techniques to infuse Jewish learning into your work as an engagement professional. In this role, you should have a deep passion for Jewish wisdom, history and culture, and want to share that with others.

2022 - 2024 Host Campuses

Intrapreneurship Specialist

Pioneer and redefine what it means to build a deep and meaningful community. As an Intrapreneurship Specialist, you’ll have the opportunity to grow as a leader and changemaker through Adaptive Leadership training, and hone your passions to transform Jewish life on campus. In this role, you should have a desire for designing new programs, developing entrepreneurial skills, and playing a key role in growing successful organizations.

2022 - 2024 Host Campuses

Shaina Abrams-Kornblum

Associate Director, Springboard Fellowship sabrams@hillel.org

Shaina Abrams-Kornblum is the Associate Director of the Springboard fellowship. Shaina brings with her a wealth of experience from both the Jewish communal sector and higher education. She has spent the majority of her career working with college students at Syracuse University, Penn State University, Stony Brook University, and Northeastern University as a student affairs professional. After finishing her M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Shaina worked at Stony Brook University as the Director of Jewish Student Life for Hillel. Prior to joining the Springboard team, Shaina served as the Associate Director for House Programs at Moishe House where she oversaw House operations in parts of North America. While at Moishe House, she also helped develop accessible Jewish learning resources and programming materials for community builders and assisted in the creation and implementation of diversity and inclusion curriculum. Shaina is passionate about the development of young adults and facilitating the experiences that shape their growth.

Becca Habalow

Senior Operations Associate, Springboard Fellowship bhabalow@hillel.org

Becca is passionate about empowering young adults as they form their own Jewish identities and in turn shape the larger Jewish community. As a former student leader at Hillel, Becca is excited to support the work of the Springboard Fellowship and focus on the details both big and small to ensure operations run smoothly. Becca is an involved leader in her community in Boulder, Colorado where she founded and lived Moishe House. She also worked as an educator at Boulder Jewish Community Center, supporting young children and families. Becca holds an BS from University of Vermont and an MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver.

Sarah Fried

Vice President Of Institutional And Leadership Giving Sfried@hillel.org

Sarah Fried is Hillel International’s Vice President of Institutional and Leadership Giving.  In this role she oversees movement wide fundraising efforts for key initiatives, including the Springboard Fellowship, working closely with institutional donors and strategic partners to align interests with areas of need.  Before joining Hillel she was most recently the Vice President for Leadership Giving at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore where she oversaw leadership giving for the annual campaign and lead efforts in resource development. Previous roles include Development Director at Krieger Schechter Day School and Johns Hopkins Hillel in Baltimore, MD. Sarah received a MSW from The University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College.

David Korenthal

Associate Director of Talent Acquisition, Hillel International dkorenthal@hillel.org

David Korenthal is the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition at Hillel International, where he works with mid-career professionals and Jewish educators and Rabbis, including the Ezra track of Springboard, to bring the best talent to Hillels around the country. Prior to his time at Hillel, he worked  at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Greater Boston’s Jewish Federation as the IACT National Program Officer. Currently based in Boston, David is originally from the Chicago area and graduated from Ithaca College in 2010 with a BA in History. Upon graduation, David spent time living in Cairo, Egypt, and then a year living, working, and volunteering in Israel as a fellow on OTZMA 26. He then worked as the Engagement Associate at UChicago Hillel. David also spent 14 summers as a camper, counselor, and unit head at Camp Interlaken JCC in Eagle River, Wisconsin. He is a 2016 graduate of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership program at Brandeis University, where he completed dual MBA and MA degrees.

Alli Rubinstein

Alli Rubinstein

Manager of Early Career Talent, Hillel International arubinstein@hillel.org

Alli Rubinstein is the Manager of Early Career Talent at Hillel International. Alli has a professional background in recruiting throughout various industries including corporate, healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit. She holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MLS in Employment Law from Washington University in St. Louis. Alli is passionate about discovering young professionals seeking meaningful work and empowering them to be successful in their authentic ways.

Springboard Educators

  • Danielle Kranjec

    Senior Jewish Educator, Hillel JUC of Pittsburgh

  • Rabbi Melissa Simon

    Senior Jewish Educator and Rabbi, UNC-Chapel Hill Hillel

  • Sam Sittenfield

    Program Manager, Repair the World

  • Rabbi Elie Lehmann

    Senior Jewish Educator, Boston University Hillel

  • Mollie Feldman

    Associate Director of the Meyerhoff Center, Hillel International

  • Janu Mendel

    Executive Director, Repair the World Miami

  • Leah Kahn

    Senior Director of the Meyerhoff Center, Hillel International

  • Rabbi Charlie Schwartz

    Senior Director of Jewish Content, Hillel International

  • Heather Paul

    Senior Jewish Educator, Illini Hillel