The entire Student Leadership Council is made up of the Executive Team and the Committee Teams. The Leadership Council will serve as a leadership community that supports one another and the greater Hillel community. Each Executive Team member will be working closely with a committee of students to co-create experiences for their peers. This team will work in partnership with the entire UVM Hillel staff.
What type of student are we looking for to be on the Committee Teams?
We are looking for students who can work well in teams, who are interested in being a part of a leadership community and who are passionate about Jewish life at UVM. Joining a committee is for everyone, whether or not this is your first leadership position or your tenth. All that matters is you have the passion and desire to co-create Jewish experiences with and for your peers.
Responsibilities of every Committee Team Member
Attend a Committee Team meeting every week (Thursday 7-8 pm)
Attend the annual Leadership Retreat (February 7-9) - Application and more information will come out shortly
Once a month, sign up to be involved in Shabbat (Friday and/or Saturday programming) in some capacity, whether that be cooking, leading services, set-up, etc.
Attend and help out when necessary with events beyond your specific role
Serve as an ambassador/representative for UVM Hillel to the greater UVM community
Committee Team Descriptions
Community Outreach Committee
Want to connect more to the Burlington Jewish community? Interested in creating opportunities for UVM students to immerse themselves in community-wide efforts. The community outreach committee will be collaborating and creating partnerships with organizations such as PJ Library, HIAS (Jewish organization focused on working with refugee resettlement communities), and organizations working to combat and educate about anti-semitism. The committee will do this by building relationships and planning programs together.
Questions? Please email Vice President, Sarah Ladd at
Tikkun Olam Committee
There isn’t one way to do and create social change. The Tikkun Olam Committee will raise money and participate in hands-on service opportunities to make a difference within UVM and the Burlington community. This could include holding a Gift of Life swabbing drive, collecting non-perishable foods for a local food pantry, or partner with DREAM to raise money for one of their local schools. We are looking for people who are open-minded, excited to learn new things, organized and have a passion to make a difference in their community!
Questions? Please email Treasurer, Harry Marek at
Signature Events Committee
(Purim, Passover, End of Year Celebration, etc.)
Are you passionate about event planning? Do you have family holiday traditions that you want to bring to campus? Do you want to be a part of creating a home away from home for students? Sign up to be a part of the Signature Events Committee. We will work together to put on large scale events such as but not limited to Passover, Purim and an End of Year Celebration.
Questions? Please email Signature Events Chair, Jen Zwerling at
Do you have an interest in an activity (art, sports, cooking, baking, etc.)? Do you want to work to make that activity a weekly class? Do you want to meet other people with the same passion as you? Do you want to see/find out how that activity connects to Judaism? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this committee is for you!
Questions? Please email Events Chair, Daisy Hutter at
Shabbat Committee this semester will work together to make Shabbat experiences as fun and meaningful as possible! We will be responsible for 1 Shabbat a month and have the opportunity to plan themes, services, dinners, Havdallahs, Saturday Shabbat experiences and anything else you would like related to Shabbat. Bring your ideas, passions, and desire to create a space for students to come together and build community and relationships with one another!
Questions? Please email Shabbat Chair, Neilah Rovinsky at
The Israel Committee is a space for students to explore their connection with Israel through dialogue, experiences, and education. We will seek to understand the complexities of the relationship between Israel and Jewish identity and create programming for the UVM community through bridged connections between Hillel and other organizations throughout campus.
Questions? Please email Israel Chair, Bonnie Tursky at
If you have any questions, please reach out to Lindsey@uvmhillel.org or the Executive Team President, Jessie Finkelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.