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Arizona State University

CCEllieSingerEllie Singer, class of 2019 (NFTY-SW)

“This program excites me because it is a great way for NFTY alumni to stay connected to the organization, while helping the NFTYites see the full potential at all colleges. It is a great way how to make the Jewish world stay strong and connected after high school!”

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University of Arizona

CCTaliaCappozoliTalia Capozzoli, class of 2018 (NFTY-SAR)

“I’d like to be a campus connector because I think it’s a great way to continue to be involved with NFTY, though I’m one year removed. I’m very involved on campus as well, and would love to show NFTYites how amazing the U of A is!”

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University of Southern California

cc-shir-attiasShir Attias, Class of 2020 (NFTY-SW)

While the Jewish community at USC is phenomenal, it’s pretty easy to feel alone as a NFTY-ite or URJ kid, and I would love to help support other NFTY alum at USC through the Campus Connector Program. I think it’s a great way to ease people into school (and a large campus like ours!) and would love to be a part of it. Beyond being a very proud Trojan (fight on!), I am an active member of Trojans for Israel, Gamma Phi Beta, and the USC Xpressions Dance Company. When I’m not studying in the sunny California weather, you can find me making smoothies, going to the beach, or exploring LA like any true Arizonian!

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Quinnipiac University

CCMicahCutlerMicah Cutler, class of 2018 (NFTY-NE)

“NFTY and the URJ have played such a major role in my life in helping me become the Jewish student and person that I am now. Being a campus connector would allow me to help others find where they fit in at school and express their Jewish identity as they see fit.”

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University of Connecticut

CCDanEpsteinDan Epstein, class of 2019 (NFTY-NE)

“Deciding on a college was one of the most stressful things I’ve had to do, so I would love to make the process easier for others. Also, I love NFTY with all of my heart, so I want to help NFTY in any way that I can. I know how important finding a proper Jewish setting was for me when picking schools, so I would like to help others do the same.”

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University of Delaware

CCJulesIlianJules Ilian, class of 2018 (NFTY-NAR)

“I would like to be a campus connector because I have experienced how difficult it is to adjust to college life and want to help the newest class of NFTY alumni to have a smooth transition. In addition, I also want to assist fellow NFTY alumni find their own meaningful connections to their campus Jewish community, as I have here at UD.”

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District of Columbia

George Washington University

CCLexiChavinLexi Chavin, class of 2019 (NFTY-SAR)

“NFTY was such an important part of my high school life and I feel that it kind of cuts off quickly. This program excites me because it provides and opportunity to connect NFTYites once they enter the college world and have something familiar to talk about.”

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cc-leana-reichLeana Reich, Class of 2019 (NFTY-PAR)

“I love the community I was able to have in high school through my TYG, NFTY-PAR, and my semester Israel with NFTY-EIE. I want to continue that community for myself and be able to offer it to anyone who needs it. More than anything, though, I want to remind people how amazing it is to be Jewish even after the NFTY events end. I was inspired by my NFTY experiences in high school to take leadership in the Jewish community at Hillel on campus, so this year I serve as one of the Shabbat and Spirituality co-chairs. Outside of Jewish life, I love exploring my city more than anything: coffee shops, museums, parks, and restaurants are my playground.”

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Florida State University

CCMicahFriedmanMicah Friedman, class of 2017 (NFTY-STR)

“Through my time as a part of NFTY and at Kutz as well as in my synagogue, the Reform Movement has provided me with a plethora of meaningful Jewish experiences that have shaped my identity and values. After struggling with the status quo of the Jewish community at Florida State, I chose to join the leadership of Hillel which was an immensely rewarding experience. I would like to help other students who come from Reform backgrounds to explore what it means to be Jewish in Tallahassee.”

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University of Central Florida

CCLindsayWrightLindsay Wright, class of 2019 (NFTY-STR)

“I would love to interact with younger teens who I have a strong past connection with. To still feel a connection to NFTY now, especially as a sort-of role model as in this type of scenario, would be such an incredible feeling to me.”

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cc-cori-schimkoCori Schimko, Class of 2018 (NFTY-GER)

“This program excites me because my NFTY experience was one of the most special and unique leadership experiences I have had. I was afforded the opportunity to participate in the Urban Mitzvah Corps in New Jersey and held a regional board position in NFTY- GER. My experiences have shaped every part of myself that I am today. I miss NFTY a lot and I loved the community that it created when I was in high school. I have a hard time finding NFTY people at my university so it is nice to know that there are more people in NFTY at UCF than I thought there was. I am a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, and an employee of the UCF department of housing and residence life. I am a radio-television major with a minor in creative writing and I do plan on pursuing a profession in the entertainment industry.”

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University of Florida

Matt Kessler, class of 2018 (NFTY-STR)CCMattKessler

“I feel transitioning into a new experience like college comes with a lot of questions, and maybe even concerns from a prospective or future student. I want to help alleviate those concerns, and through the connections I’ve made in NFTY and beyond be able to show future Gators what it means to truly be a part of this campus, and take everything this school has to offer.”

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Georgia Tech

cc-sarah-jane-lowentrittSarah Jane Lowentritt, Class of 2019 (NFTY-SAR)

I am president of Hillel, in a sorority, and on the cultural and diversity affairs committee of the student government association. I love going to football games to cheer on the Jackets and hanging with friends outside when the weather is nice. I’m excited about getting NFTY alumni involved in Jewish life in campus!

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Northwestern University

CCKimberlyFishmanKimberly Fishman, class of 2017 (NFTY-NAR)

“I would love to become a campus connector mainly because I love my school and I loved NFTY when I was in high school. I would love to give advice to anyone in NFTY considering going to Northwestern and to serve as a resource for them with any questions they may have. Because I am a NFTY alum, I feel like I would be easily relatable for any prospective student and could this give them a valuable point of view.”

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CCAriMoskowitzAri Moskowitz, class of 2017 (NFTY-NAR)

“I love to show my school off and tell people why I love Northwestern. I also enjoy mentoring and working with younger people.”

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CCEliPankenEli Panken, class of 2017 (NFTY-NAR)

“I know how great of a network NFTY can be and I want to be a friendly face and peer to those high school students who are interested in coming to my school!”

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The University of Chicago

CCJuliaUllmanJulia Ullman, class of 2018 (NFTY-NEL)

“I am a passionate and involved member of the campus Jewish community, and would absolutely love the opportunity to meet other NFTY alums and Reform Jews and create a stronger and more unified community here. It took me a while to realize that my days in NFTY may be over, but my connections to the movement and the alumni community don’t have to be!”

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CCRachelWeinbrenRachel Weinbren, class of 2019 (NFTY-STR)

“I absolutely love people: talking to people, connecting people, helping people, and getting people involved in the things they (and I!) love. I am really, really excited by the opportunity to connect NFTY kids to my university, meet them, show them around, and help them in any way I can. It is also exciting to have the opportunity to get more specifically Jewish kids on campus and involved here!”

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cc-hannah-dorseyHannah Dorsey, Class of 2020 (NFTY-PAR)

I’m confident in my ability to make friends and form a social group on campus, but I know a lot of people might not have that confidence. Many kids who go to college have never moved and had to make new friends before, and I can empathize with that and I want to help them out! I go for runs a lot so I could be somebody’s running buddy. I also like singing!

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Indiana University

CCMaxLazerwitzMax Lazerwitz, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“I would like to become a campus connector because I was lucky enough to have resources in college (close friends, cousins) to talk to and want to give kids the same. I want to show off my university and I think that I know a fair enough amount of things such as the different schools within, Greek life, directions, programs, etc. to be able to inform a high school senior. I love IU and want kids to be able to see it in the best light, so that they can make the knowledgeable choice of what the best school for them is.”

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cc-daniel-zurDaniel Zur, Class of 2019 (NFTY-CWR)

“I loved my time connecting with people in NFTY, especially being on regional board. So being able to connect with new people and help their transition into college sounds like something that would be perfect for me. I am a part of the sports media community at IU as well as an intern for the IU Football recruiting department. I also love music and good food! I attended URJ Camp Newman for 10 years and have a love for Jewish camping.”

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Purdue University

cc-eva-yezeretsEva Yezerets, Class of 2020 (NFTY-OV)

I love the NFTY community, and being involved in Jewish activities in college has really smoothed my transition. It was great to see and spend time with friends from my NFTY years starting the first week I came to campus – it really made this huge university feel more like home. I would love to help NFTYites find their own home here! In addition, I was recently able to attend the Dan Nichols concert at OV-MV Fall Kallah due to the Alumni Network outreach (I had a fantastic time!), and I want to help other NFTYites get connected and stay connected to the Reform community, as well. I love to read, sing, dance, watch movies, play the flute and piano, bake, rock climb (I’m an enthusiastic amateur), figure skate, research Parkinson’s disease (I’d love to talk about it with you!), and meet and learn about new people and their stories. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Johns Hopkins University

cc-sean-jostSean Jost, Class of 2019 (NFTY-MAR)

“NFTY was an experience that meant a lot to me, and I want the opportunity to continue that experience into college, for both myself and others. I want to help other NFTYites transfer into college, both in the regular sense as well as opening them up to the broad network of alumni, connections and opportunities that still awaits them in college. At Hopkins, I am in Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity (AEPI is the best of course!) and play ultimate Frisbee. I love sports, politics, Star Wars, music, and any kind of adventure. Hit me up whenever about anything, I’d love to chat!”

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cc-alyssa-chalminAlyssa Chalmin, Class of 2019 (NFTY-MAR)

“I am excited to have a network of people that are interested in helping the Reform Jewish young adults on their campus have an active and engaging role in Jewish life on campus. Recently, Johns Hopkins has been struggling to maintain a solid Reform population. The opportunity to discuss and explore solutions with other teens that may have had similar or different experiences on their campuses. I hope to gain ideas about good ways to engage the Reform population at my school. I am also excited about the opportunity to connect with NFTYites that are interested in coming to Johns Hopkins. Many people who are/were involved in NFTY are looking for a similar community in college. I hope to be able to meet with these prospective students and be able to give them an idea of what kind of Jewish community Hopkins has and how they will be able to be an important part of it. I love hanging out with my friends and have had amazing experiences exploring Baltimore and its neighborhoods! I also love the Hillel at Hopkins; it has been a cornerstone of my experience at JHU and I hope to continue my involvement with the Jewish community here and across the country!

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University of Maryland, College Park

CCAmandaStaviskyAmanda Stavisky, class of 2019 (NFTY-MAR)

“I would like to become a Campus Connector to reconnect with the NFTY experience in a new way. Helping high schoolers transition into college life seems like the perfect opportunity to strengthen my ties with NFTY and meet new friends in the process!”

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CCSarahLaderSarah Lader, class of 2020 (NFTY-MAR)

“I have always loved that NFTY connects people all around the nation through their culture, and this makes it easier than ever to find these new friends! This program will keep make Jewish geography even easier to participate in and it will let students know that they always have a place they are welcome and a friendly face with a similar past in whatever area they’re staying in.”

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Boston University

cc-jamie-fieldJamie Field, Class of 2017 (NFTY-SoCal)

Coming into BU, I didn’t see an exciting Jewish life, and it didn’t make me want to be involved in Jewish life on campus. Being a Campus Connector, I have the opportunity to hopefully give someone else a different opinion. I’m a member of HUC’s Smashing Idols Fellowship, a tour guide, and a sorority woman!

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cc-sandy-karpSandy Karp, Class of 2018 (NFTY-CWR)

This program would provide me the opportunity to help current high school students through the tough college searching processes and transition once they show up on campus to know someone here. I am currently a Junior studying communication studies and computer science. I am involved in Tamid (an apolitical, areligious, Israeli business group), Hillel, BU’s start-up challenge, and  Broomball.

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Brandeis University

cc-dylan-cornDylan Corn, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

Here at Brandeis, I am actively involved in the undergraduate theater department and theater clubs. I currently volunteer in admissions and love to help high schooler’s with the college process. I think this is a great way for high schoolers to feel comfortable asking the tough questions you can’t always ask admissions officers. I also write for Her Campus, and participate in many other clubs and activities on campus. I am an intended business major with a women and gender studies minor and a possible theater minor. I loved NFTY and Brandeis!

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cc-ethan-stoneEthan Stone, Class of 2019 (NFTY-MV)

I am passionate about NFTY, NFTYites, and Brandeis.  I love the opportunity to show Jewishly-engaged teens all of the things I love about Brandeis, a school with so much to give to Jewish students that they might not get somewhere else. I am a Tour Guide Coordinator in Brandeis Admissions and a Fellow and On-Campus Coordinator with Brandeis Bridges, a dialogue group devoted to creating discussion between Black students and Jewish students at Brandeis. I love art, culture, and food – and I’m happiest when all three of those come together with good friends.

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cc-emily-danaEmily Dana, Class of 2019 (NFTY-CAR) 

“I loved mentoring in NFTY when I was in High School, so I would love to help cultivate the experiences of former NFTYites on my campus and to strengthen reform judaism in general on my campus. I love to write, learn languages, and lead services. I am studying Judaic Studies and Classics.”

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Framingham State University

CCYaelRothmanYael Rothman, class of 2020 (NFTY-NE)

“I loved NFTY and my time with URJ camps, and I want to stay connected! I’ve met a lot of amazing people through NFTY and I’d like to keep meeting more.”

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Tufts University

CCBernieBirnbaumBernie Birnbaum, class of 2017 (NFTY-NAR)

“Being a campus connector sounds like a great opportunity to maintain the spirit of NFTY in a college setting! I participated in an internship with Tufts Hillel last year that entailed taking Jewish students out to coffee to build community outside the walls of Hillel, and this seems like a fairly similar endeavor. With my brother enrolling as a freshman in the fall, it would be especially meaningful to help the class of 2020 adjust.”

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CCIsabelSilverstonIsabel Silverston, class of 2019 (NFTY-NE)

“I understand how significant NFTY is to high schoolers and how much their experiences in NFTY influences their lives. I think connecting NFTYites to NFTY alums to help them through the tough college process and what comes after is a great idea. Acclimating to college life can be very difficult and having someone there who not only understands the individual school dynamic but who also understands and appreciates NFTY can make the transition much easier.”

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Northeastern University

CCRachelShapiroRachel Shapiro, class of 2017 (NFTY-NAR)

“After participating in NFTY and the URJ Kutz Camp community, I have discovered how precious and valuable my NFTY connections and relationships have been and will continue to be. By being a campus connector, I can facilitate the continuation of these connections for others and the creation of new ones. Having a campus NFTY community is something that I crave and I know others on campus do as well.”

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Smith College

CCHannahElbaumHannah Elbaum, class of 2019 (NFTY-NE)

“NFTY was the highlight of my high school experience and allowed me to practice and explore Judaism in a comfortable and open environment. The connections I made through NFTY are still central friendships in my life and I want to continue fostering those relationships among alumni at my campus and with college students across North America.”

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University of Massachusetts – Amherst

CCGabriSilvermanGabri Silverman, class of 2019 (NFTY-NE)

“NFTY was such a huge part of my life in high school, and knowing NFTY alumni at UMass made the transition into college life a lot easier! I want to help current NFTYites make as smooth of a transition as possible, and I want to show them how awesome UMass is!”

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Nicole Eidelman, Class of 2019 (NFTY-NE)cc-nicole-eidelman

I love getting to know people and forming connections! It’s what made NFTY so special to me! As a Campus Connector, I will be able to create new connections and be the liaison between my all-time high school highlight, NFTY, and younger generations, as well as alums! Forming connections is so important, and being able to be the person that people can turn to is a privilege. I am currently a sophomore studying at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst! While at school, I am very passionate about the Jewish Leaders in Business club and when I’m not studying or planning events, I play on an (extremely competitive) intramural volleyball team!

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Michigan State University

cc-jake-edenJake Eden, Class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

During my time in high school, I always loved going to NFTY events and spending my summers at URJ Eisner camp. I want to be able to create a stronger Jewish community at Michigan State University by being able to help bring in more NFTY alumni and have them have the same college experience I am receiving. I love meeting new people and sharing my experiences with them as well. I am a huge baseball fan from NYC, who does improv, is a part of student government, and last year I was in the residential business program and I am a hospitality business major who stays involved with Hillel and the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

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cc-wendy-starrWendy Starr, Class of 2020 (NFTY-GER)

Hi, I’m Wendy. Currently I am a freshman at Michigan State University, I am double-majoring in Hospitality Business and Special Education. I am involved in food service clubs where we get to meet with people in the restaurant industry, I am also involved in clubs helping those with special needs, and lastly, I am involved with Hillel and planning events for freshmen as well as events regarding Israel.

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Washington University in St. Louis

CCHayleyWolfHayley Wolf, class of 2018 (NFTY-NAR)

“I think this sounds like a great opportunity for perspective students. I definitely would have used this tool when I was looking at schools.”

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New York

Barnard College

CCMicaelaSchwartzMichaela Schwartz, class of 2018 (NFTY-NE)

“I’d love to talk to students in NFTY about my campus life because both NFTY and Barnard have given me amazing friendships and experiences. NFTY prepared me so much for college and I can’t wait to pay it forward!”

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Binghamton University

CCJasonFlattJason Flatt, class of 2017 (NFTY-GER)

“I know for a fact there are a lot of formerly involved Reform Jewish students on my campus, and I want to bring them back to Jewish life.”

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Cornell University

CCAliciaGlickAlicia Glick, class of 2017 (NFTY-NAR)

“NFTY was a huge part of my high school identity where I learned to be my most confident and best self. Now at college, I have found myself constantly utilizing leadership skills that NFTY taught me. I want to be a campus connector because it will allow me to combine my passion for NFTY and Cornell University through one role.”

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CCLaelFrancoLael Franco, class of 2018 (NFTY-NAR)

“NFTY completely shaped who I have become and allowed me to have incredible opportunities and experiences. NFTY also helped influence my choice to go to Cornell in the first place and find a school that fit the community that NFTY I was looking to replicate in a college experience. That being said, it would be an honor to help young NFTY participants to find a school that they love whether that be Cornell or even somewhere else.”

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Hofstra University

CCBenVimontBenjamin Vimont, class of 2018 (NFTY-NAR)

“I’m excited to be able to stay connected with other NFTY alumni. Anyone applying to or attending my college who’s been involved in NFTY, I hope to reach out to and help them have an enjoyable college experience.”

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Lathan Lev, class of 2018 (NFTY-NAR)

“I have always wanted to stay in NFTY, and want to show that you can still make NFTY type connections in College. If I had someone to look forward to seeing or someone to answer questions, I would have been more excited to go to Nassau. I was a Big Sibling in NFTY and loved helping and leading others by being their guide.”

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Ithaca College

CCAlexMcKeenAlex McKeen, class of 2017 (NFTY-PAR)

“I’m the president of my Hillel. I was very involved with NFTY and I love sharing my experience. I’m currently a tour guide at my school and love to show people around!”

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CCSydneyBrennerSydney Brenner, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“Since high school, Judaism and NFTY has shaped me into the individual I am today. Being able to extend that to the college level and help NFTYites understand their potential role at the college whether that be academically, socially or through Judaism at Hillel would enable me to gain leadership experience and foster a global connection with other Jews likewise to that in NFTY.”

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CCDanielleSchearDanielle Schear, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“I love my school and everything about it. I would be so happy to share my love for my school with other NFTYites who are considering Ithaca.”

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Pace University

CCShelbyKurlandShelby Kurland, class of 2019 (NFTY-STR)

“Having someone who’s been through the college application experience, knows the college well, and can communicate effectively was one of the main reasons why I chose Pace – I was connected with a student who really opened my eyes to the school in ways that a tour could not give. I want to give this same opportunity to NFTYites who are potentially considering Pace, and allow them to see the school for its whole self!”

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Rockland Community College

cc-jackson-rodiJackson Rodi, Class of 2018 (NFTY-GER)

“I’m excited about getting more people including in the beauty that is reform Judaism.”

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Skidmore College

NoaMaltzmanNoa Maltzman, class of 2018 (NFTY-MAR)

“Two things that I really love are Skidmore and Jewish life at Skidmore. I would love to help prospective, current and incoming students also connect and find their own love for Skidmore and Jewish life at Skidmore.”

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Syracuse University

CCScottSlutskyScott Slutsky, class of 2018 (NFTY-NE)

“As a former NFTY-NE regional board member, I am still very passionate about NFTY and the URJ. I would be willing to talk with current NFTYites about the college transition process and am open to sharing my experiences. As an intern at Hillel I have a good sense of Judaism on campus and I am comfortable reaching out to and engaging Jewish students.”

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Alexandra Lockey, class of 2018 (NFTY-GER)

“NFTY and my local youth group were huge parts of my high school experience, so when I found out I where was going to college, I tried to find other alumni and older students I could try to meet. Unfortunately, at that time there wasn’t a network, or at least one to my knowledge, of people I could reach out to. The Campus Connector program is a great way for me to meet people with similar experiences and help them adjust to life on campus like I wish I had as someone new to Syracuse.”

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University of Rochester

CCTaliaJaffeTalia Jaffe, class of 2018 (NFTY-NE)

“Since graduating high school I have felt a huge gap in my identity as a Reform Jew. Outside of camp, there is no community surrounding Reform Jewish people of my age and I would love to enable the fostering of relationships between passionate, college-aged, Reform college students.”

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Vassar College

CCJasonGoldmanJason Goldman, class of 2018 (NFTY-NAR)

“NFTY was an extremely positive experience for me in high school and helped shape who I’ve become in college. I would love to give back to this amazing community, and being a Campus Connector is one small way I can repay NFTY for all it’s given to me. I also love my school and would be excited to be resource for someone who’s applying!”

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CCSamLehnSam Lehn, class of 2018 (NFTY-NAR)

“I was very involved in the URJ throughout high school and would love to continue my involvement. I enjoy building connections with other Jews who have similar interests.”

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North Carolina

Appalachian State University

CCJakeKalikJake Kalik, class of 2018 (NFTY-SAR)

“It excites me that as a NFTY alum and future “adult NFTYite” to connect with those who are interested in coming to my school. It’s also really cool that this program allows us to stay connected with NFTY and the URJ on our campus even though we sometimes may be so far away from it all.”

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Kenyon College

CCMattMandelMatt Mandel, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“NFTY changed my life. I am a better Jew, person, and leader because of the meaningful experiences I had at NFTY events. While serving as the NFTY NAR New York City Membership VP last year, I ran for NFTY Membership VP. I ran because I wanted to continue to create innovative programs and initiatives that would give Reform Jewish teens meaningful experiences and hopefully meaningful relationships. While I was not elected to the position, I would be honored to work as a Campus Connector and create similar meaning by connecting two communities I hold dear, Kenyon and NFTY.”

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Miami University

cc-brendan-newmanBrendan Newman, Class of 2020 (NFTY-MI)

I want to be a face for people who are nervous to go to.

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Ohio State University

CCEricSterinEric Sterin, class of 2018 (NFTY-NEL)

“I look forward to being able to connect with more people who come from a similar background.”

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Oklahoma City University

CCCeliaTeddeCelia Tedde, class of 2019 (NFTY-SoCal)

“I’m excited to help bring NFTY into the college world, especially because college is such a big change from high school and leaving NFTY can be very difficult. I also look forward to being a Jewish resource to new students on a campus that currently has very little Jewish life.”

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Glendon College of York University

CCEtelkaZieglerHazenEtelka Ziegler-Hazen, class of 2019 (NFTY-NEL)

“Hi my name is Etelka! I’m studying French language and I love to read during my spare time. I’m also a yoga enthusiast and live for Hillel Shabbat dinners on campus. Being able to bring the Reform Jewish community together is what excites me most about this program. I have been involved for most of my childhood in one way or another with the URJ and I really think that there is nothing like being with those who share the same core values as yourself.”

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Dickinson College

CCYaelFarberYael Farber, class of 2017 (NFTY-NAR)

“I am interested in being a Campus Connector because my relationship with someone from NFTY is what led me to decide to attend Dickinson. A NFTY alum met me on campus and showed me around, sharing with me her personal experience and taking me to lunch in the Jewish Life Center. If it wasn’t for that friendly face during my visit, I would not have thought of Dickinson in the same way. I would love to be that friendly faces for NFTYites during their application process and time on campus.”

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Drexel University

CCAndrewKeeneAndrew Keene, class of 2018 (NFTY-NO)

“As a NFTY alum, I am always eager to meet current NFTYites and share my experience and transition to college. I have on many occasions met up with NFTYites touring Drexel and look forward to the opportunity to do so again!”

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Muhlenberg College

cc-hannah-busisHannah Busis, Class of 2017 (NFTY-OV)

NFTY shaped my Jewish identity in high school, and Jewish life at college has continued my Jewish journey and also has been an incredible way for me to learn, grow, and make amazing friends on campus. However, it is not always an easy transition from the tight-knit community of passionate Reform Jews I found in NFTY to entering college, where meeting people can be overwhelming. I would love to help students who are new to Muhlenberg feel welcome and comfortable in the Jewish community here, especially in our growing Reform community, and help them discover how they can best continue to develop their Jewish identities through our Jewish community at Muhlenberg! I’m a senior at Muhlenberg College studying international studies and women’s and gender studies, and am passionate about international gender issues, social justice, traveling, and Jewish feminism.

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Penn State – Abington

CCStevenMillerSteven Miller, class of 2019 (NFTY-PAR)

“Our Hillel is small and we are a commuter campus. I would like to help other Jews on our campus feel welcomed. Also I would like to expand our Hillel and make it even bigger and better than it is now.”

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Penn State – University Park

CCEmilyAkersEmily Akers, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“I’m excited to help other young reform Jews find a home at my college campus. I was comforted to know I already had a friend here and having an ally at a new place I was moving to was quite the relief to me.”

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University of Pennsylvania

CCScottRubensteinScott Rubenstein, class of 2019 (NFTY-SW)

“NFTY will always have a special place in my heart and if I have an opportunity to help out a NFTYite/NFTY alum and make sure they feel comfortable at their new home, I will not hesitate to take it!”

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Rhode Island

Brown University

CCBrianSolomonBrian Solomon, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“I love introducing people to Brown and think we have an exemplary Hillel that should get others excited – if not to apply to then apply and attend Brown, then to at least see what Jewish life on a college campus can look like!”

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South Carolina

University of South Carolina

CCRachelSchwartzbergRachel Schwartzberg, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“I would like to be a Campus Connector because I have had an awesome time at the University of South Carolina thus far and know that other NFTY high school students would as well! I was originally nervous about transitioning from such a large Jewish community at home to such a small community at school, but I have really enjoyed the small services and opportunities USC has to offer. I also have been attending Hillel and Chabad events throughout last semester and will hopefully have a chair position in the upcoming year.”

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Vanderbilt University

cc-jenna-oratzJenna Oratz, Class of 2020 (NFTY-NW)

I think the Campus Connector Program is so exciting because it helps NFTY alumni navigate the jump from high school to college in their Jewish life.  It can be difficult to go from such a structured and formalized way to be Jewish like NFTY to the more loose structure of Hillel and other on-campus organizations.  I would be so happy to help other NFTY alumni understand their Jewish options at Vanderbilt both when they are deciding on a school and when they come on campus. I’m a sports enthusiast who also enjoys telling high quality puns and sampling cheeses. In my spare time, I can be found singing, watching Netflix, or laughing at my own jokes.

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David Blum, Class of 2020 (NFTY-NE)cc-david-blum

I want to interact with NFTY teens from around the country and get more NFTYites to my school. I am a part of Vanderbilt student government, I am a ‘Dore for a Day host which is a program that has perspective students shadow current students for a few hours and see the student life, I am a part of Vanderbilt Volunteers for Science, I’m on my first year students of Hillel board, and I’m playing intramural sports. I’m studying engineering and I love Vanderbilt.

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Texas A&M

CCHopeBeitchmanHope Beitchman, class of 2019 (NFTY-TOR)

“I am excited to share how great NFTY is with other students and how your Jewish journey doesn’t end after high school. Although I am a freshman right now, I would love to be able to help students next year find their Jewish identity.”

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University of Texas at Austin

CCJoshHalffJosh Halff, class of 2019 (NFTY-TOR)

“I’ve loved getting in touch with NFTY Alumni currently on my campus, and I want to help facilitate that for current and incoming students with previous NFTY experience.”

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University of Vermont

CCAllisonSchwartzAllison Schwartz, class of 2019 (NFTY-NAR)

“NFTY had a profound impact on my life that I still feel to this day. I decided to go to UVM during the Saturday services of my Spring Kallah. I want to help the NFTY community make this life altering decision, just as it did for me.”

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Christopher Newport University

CCJenniferLeiderJennifer Leider, class of 2018 (NFTY-MAR)

“I would love a chance to reach out to other Jewish teens- to show NFTY-ites that ties to such an incredible organization do not disappear after graduation, but in fact grow stronger than ever.”

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James Madison University

cc-josh-besinkJosh Bensink, Class of 2020 (NFTY-MAR)

I am able to keep connected with my NFTY connections and I am able to serve as an ambassador of my school on a less intimidating level!

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University of Wisconsin – Madison

CCAriSecklerAri Seckler, class of 2019 (NFTY-NE)

“From suffering through countless info sessions and tours myself in high school, I have realized that finding a peer to talk to when visiting a college is so much more helpful in finding out if a university is the right fit. I would love to talk to young NFTYites about my school to give them insight about what UW is really like.”

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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

cc-dayna-samuelsDayna Samuels, Class of 2019 (NFTY-SoCal)

When I came to UWM, I knew absolutely nobody and I really missed having the companionship, camaraderie, and connections from NFTY. I needed my community and it took me a long time to find it. I want future NFTY alumni to feel like they can find home here and that they have my support. I’m an RA in Cambridge Commons here on campus, a student leader and board member of Hillel Milwaukee and plugged into the interfaith community at UWM! I’m super passionate about Judaism and was super plugged into NFTY-SoCal in high school. Always down for an adventure — whether that’s going for a cup of coffee or skydiving (your choice).

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