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
California San Francisco Hillel
California University of Southern California Hillel Foundation
Georgia Emory Hillel
Illinois Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Indiana Purdue Hillel
New York Ithaca Hillel
New York Stony Brook Hillel
Ontario McMaster Hillel
Oregon The Oregon Hillel Foundation, University of Oregon
Pennsylvania Bucknell Hillel
Pennsylvania Greater Philly Hillel Network
Rhode Island Brown RISD Hillel
Texas San Antonio HIllel
Vermont University of Vermont Hillel
Virginia George Mason University Hillel

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
California Hillel at Stanford
DC Hillel at The George Washington University
Louisiana Tulane Hillel
Massachusetts Boston University Hillel
Massachusetts Brandeis Hillel
New York Cornell Hillel
New York Hillels of Westchester
New York NYU Hillel, Bronfman Center
Oregon Greater Portland Hillel
Texas Texas Hillel Foundation

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
California Hillel of San Diego
California Hillel at UCLA
Delaware University of Delaware Hillel
DC American University Hillel
Florida Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach
Florida Hillel at Florida State University
Massachusetts Hillel Council of New England
Missouri Mizzou Hillel
New York Hunter College Hillel
Oregon The Oregon Hillel Foundation, Oregon State

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
California Hillel 818 CSUN, Pierce College, LA Valley College
Florida University of Florida Hillel
Iowa University of Iowa Hillel
Massachusetts Harvard Hillel
Massachusetts UMass Amherst Hillel
New York Hillel of Buffalo
New York Queens College Hillel
New York University at Albany Hillel
Pennsylvania Muhlenberg College Hillel
Pennsylvania Penn State Hillel
Virginia Hillel Jewish Center at the University of Virginia

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.

Anna Pohoryles (she/her)

Anna Pohoryles

Senior Operations Associate, Springboard Fellowship apohoryles@hillel.org

Anna Pohoryles (she/her) is excited to be starting as the Senior Operations Associate, Springboard Fellowship at Hillel International! Previously, Anna was the Associate Regional Director for BBYO in the Washington, DC metro area and is happy to be continuing to focus on program operations in the Jewish non-profit space. She received a B.A. from Lafayette College, where she studied Psychology and Government & Law. Anna is originally from the DC area and currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, trying new recipes, and exploring all of the coffee that DC has to offer.

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.

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Sarah Fried

Chief Advancement Officer, Hillel International Sfried@hillel.org

Sarah Fried is Hillel International’s Chief Advancement Officer. 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.

Carrie Darsky, Vice President of Talent & Leadership Development for Hillel International

Carrie Darsky

Vice President of Talent & Leadership Development, Hillel International cdarsky@hillel.org

As the Vice President of Talent & Leadership Development for Hillel International, Carrie (she/her) and her team are responsible for the strategy, recruitment, hiring, professional development, and onboarding of Hillel professionals and volunteer leaders. She has spent her 23 year career (13 years with Hillel) developing talent, inspiring and supervising professionals, and building community. Carrie began her career at the 92nd Street Y as the Teen and Camp Director which led to roles in executive leadership at JCCs in Florida & New Jersey, and at Columbia/Barnard Hillel. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has an MSW from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. A licensed social worker, Carrie is a Wexner Field Fellow, a Hillel International Exemplar of Excellence, and a graduate of Accelerate, Hillel’s Executive Advancement Fellowship.  She serves on the board of JPro and the JCC of Central NJ and volunteers as a Standards Visitor for the American Camp Association. She lives in the Greater MetroWest Area of New Jersey with her husband Adam and their kids, Gabrielle & Jacob.

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