Corey Gold is from Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended Beth Tfiloh Community School. After spending a year and a half learning at Yeshivat Orayta in the Old City of Yerushalayim, he now concentrates his studies at Harvard in the Comparative Study of Religion while persuing a secondary field in Computer Science. Outside of his academic interests, Corey enjoys spending time around the Hillel community, volunteering at a nearby homeless shelter, playing piano, and running by the Charles River.
Rebecca, who is originally from New Yorky City, lives in Lowell House here at Harvard. She concentrates in History & Literature with a secondary in Jewish Studies and citation in French. In addition to serving as the VP of Community Building, she is on the board of Harvard Hillel's Reform Minyan, a sister of Alpha Phi, and a research assistant in the Romance Languages department. Rebecca studies vocal performance in classical and musical theatre styles, and performs in numerous campus theatre productions. She also loves barre, yoga, and spin—feel free to reach out if you'd like to take a class together!
Ilan is a sophomore in Adams House studying Philosophy. He was born in Mexico City and lived there for a few years before moving to Toronto, and when that was too cold he and his family moved again to ever-sunny Los Angeles, California. Since coming to Harvard, Hillel has become the place where he goes to feel at home, with all the friends he has come to love. Talk about Shabbat dinner! So many people to talk to—you can rarely find him at his seat. Ilan is honored to take on his new role on the Steering Committee, to pour his love and curiousity into expanding, deepening, and strengthening our community's connection with Israel. He also looks forward to serving as a bridge between Hillel and other communities at Harvard, strengthening our roots and walking forward with the broader Harvard community.
Cara Kupferman is a sophomore from the suburbs of New York City. She is concentrating in government with a secondary in history. Before joining the Harvard community this year, she attended List College at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Cara also serves as a gabbai for the Student Conservative Minyan and sings in the Radcliffe Choral Society. She is forever grateful to Hillel for helping her find a home here at Harvard during the High Holidays and can't wait to help make transformative holiday experiences like those and strengthen our community!
Sarah Araten is a sophomore living in Eliot House who is concentrating in Chemical & Physical Biology. She is very excited to be serving as Hillel's VP of Shabbat this year. She always looks forward to Shabbat and enjoys spending it with the Harvard Hillel community. Sarah is also involved in the Orthodox Student Minyan at Hillel and the Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal on campus. She is enthusiastic about the amazing year ahead, and please feel free to email her to stay in touch!
Paulette Schuster is a sophomore in Adams from NYC concentrating in Social Studies. At Hillel, Paulette is active in the Reform Minyan and is a board member of the Jewish Outing Club. Schuster is also on Harvard's club field hockey team and tutors for Chinatown Citizenship. In her free time, she can be found eating El Jefe's guacamole and watching This Is Us.
Jamie is a sophomore in Cabot House from Boston, Massachusetts, where she attended Boston Latin School. She is concentrating in Earth and Planetary Science and Astrophysics. When not at Hillel, you can find Jamie singing in the Radcliffe Choral Society. In her free time she enoys playing tennis, ice skating, and wheel throwing.