SUNY Purchase

Here at Hillel at Purchase, we strive to create a fun and warm environment for students of all backgrounds to socialize and engage in. We host a variety of programs and activities ranging from traditional Friday night Shabbats, movie nights, social justice themed events and more! We celebrate our Jewish identity and will continually promote acceptance, education, and a safe space for our undergraduate and graduate students :)

Our student board

Morgan Schnitzer

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President

Communications major, graduating Spring 2022.

"After graduation, I plan on attending Law School. I would also like to continue being involved in the non-profit, Jewish sphere."

Paige Aaronson

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Treasurer

Drawing and Painting major, graduating Spring 2021.

"After I graduate, I plan to take a year off to redo my portfolio to get into medical illustration programs which would be a masters. In that gap year, I will be working as an EKG technician."

Audrey Quick

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Secretary

Psychology major, graduating Spring 2022.

"After I graduate, I plan to go to Law school."

Adrianna Keller-Wyman

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Public Relations & Club Relations

Media Studies and Anthropology major, graduating Winter 2021.

"After graduation, I’d like to work in museums and go to grad school at some point. I’m still figuring out exactly what I want to do though.​"

Max Kaufman

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Religious/Cultural Chair

History major, graduating Spring 2022.

"Once I graduate, I want to work so that way I can begin to invest my money and pay off my student loans​."

our favorite event

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One of our favorite events that we did was an Interfaith Shabbat Service on October 25th, 2019 that commemorated and honored the lives of those who were tragically taken in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018.

This was a collaborative event with the Purchase Christian Fellowship. Both our boards worked together in executing a co-religious service that featured readings and aspects of the two religions. Both myself and the PCF President worked one on one with Cantor Hayley Kobilinsky who helped lead and sang during our service alongside other student leaders.

We felt that this was a really respectful and heartfelt way to honor the victims and to bring further awareness to the rise in antisemitism we have seen in the recent years in this country. It is programs like this that hold a special place in our heart because it allows us to send messages of love, positivity, and acceptance to the campus community and beyond.