Co-Presidents: Laura Rosenthal and Ben Zurkow ’15
Hey Mules, I’m Ben. One of your co-presidents this year. I’m a junior, I play football and throw the Javelin. I’ve been involved with Hillel since my freshman year, but I’m really looking forward to this one.
Hi! I’m Maddie Kurtz and I’m a junior from Westport, CT, double majoring in Religious Studies and Theater and Dance. Aside from Hillel, I am the CA in Taylor, a.k.a. the best dorm on campus, and a member of Colby Ambassadors. I love to dance and am an avid yogi…and obviously love to eat latkes and kugel. I am so excited to be back on the Hill and the Hillel Board!
Beth Israel Liason: Lyndsey Pecker ’14
I am a senior with a double major in Government and French from New York City. I love to travel, speak different languages and explore new cultures! I am also a Waterville Jewish Leadership Fellow.
Secretary: Jane Wiesenberg ’16
Hey everyone! I’m Jane and I’m a sophomore from Mamaroneck, NY. I’m a Government major, and apart from Hillel, I am also involved with CCAK, the Goldfarb Center, and Outside Colby. I’m very excited about this upcoming year of Hillel, especially planning a bunch of new events and, of course, eating great food and meeting new people at Shabbat dinners!
Shabbat Coordinator: Gabi Cortez ’16
Gabi Cortez is a sophomore at Colby and is an American Studies major with a minor in Cinema Studies. As well as being a member of the Hillel Board, she throws the hammer for the Women’s Track and Field team and is on the Oak Student Committee. Gabi is a huge fan of Shabbat dinners and chatting about anything!
Lydia Nicholson ’16: Multi-Faith Representative
Hello! I’m Lydia and I’m a Sophomore from Durham, NC majoring in American Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Along with working on the Hillel board, I am SPB Social Co-Chair, and a CCAK mentor. I can’t wait to work on Hillel towards our multi-faith goals and to continue to grow and strengthen the Hillel community!
Caelin Weiss ’16: Shabbat Coordinator
I’m a sophomore at Colby. I’m from Williston, Vermont. I’m planning on majoring in Global Studies and Anthropology next year. I look forward to getting a chance to travel next summer and during my junior year.