CJL Board


CJL Board 2019

Jenny Rosen
President

Jenny Rosen is a junior majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. In her little free time, Jenny likes to do gymnastics, make food, and eat said food. She is honored to be on the CJL board for a third time, this time as President, and can't wait to see what this year has in store! Please feel free to contact Jenny with any questions you have about the CJL or about Cornell! She is more than happy to help in any way she can!

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Ethan Krantz
President

Ethan Krantz is a junior in CALS studying Biometry and Statistics with a minor in Business. He comes from Westchester, NY. In his time away from school, he can be found in the beis-usually the basement losing in Madden to Ariel Altaras. After graduation he wants to learn for a year, hopefully in Israel, and then become an actuary in the insurance field. He is excited to work with the upcoming board to bring lots of exciting events for the upcoming year. If you're ever looking for him, you can find him in 104 West at almost any time. If you have any ideas or questions feel free to reach out.

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Matthew Samilow
VP-Communications

Matthew Samilow is a freshman majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations. He is from Weston, Florida and attended the Weinbaum Yeshiva High School. When not dealing with the awesome responsibilities associated with his office, he is most likely on Twitter or rewatching Breaking Bad. He is excited to be serving on the CJL Board for the first time and invites you to contact him with any questions you may have about the CJL or Cornell.

 

 

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Elliot Meyers
VP-Communications

Elliot Meyers is a freshman in CALS majoring in plant sciences, hoping to concentrate in plant breeding and genetics. Like 1/3 of the Cornell population, he is from Westchester County, New York. He is passionate about plants, people, Post Malone, memes, and science, but most importantly, he cares deeply about Judaism and the CJL. Although he is a person who really likes food, he’d rather be a plant, getting most of his food from photosynthesis. Since this is not yet possible for humans, he is content just eating lots of human food. If you’re ever looking for Elliot, listen for the sounds of a flock of Canadian geese, as he is probably with them. Elliot is excited to serve as one of the Vice Presidents of Communications for the CJL this year. Feel free to contact him with any questions about the CJL or Cornell in general.

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Elen-Sarrah Dolgopolskaia
VP-Religious Programming

Elen-Sarrah Dolgopolskaia is a sophomore transfer in CALS as a Biological Science major, with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior. Elen-Sarrah grew up in California, Kansas, and Buffalo, NY. She went to Migdal Oz during her gap year in Israel and then attended Stern College for Women before transferring to Cornell. She is excited to serve the CJL community as a Vice President of Religious Programming! If you have any ideas or questions, feel free to contact her!

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Matthew Heisler
VP-Religious Programming
Matthew Heisler is a Sophomore transfer in Arts and Sciences and is (probably) majoring in Economics. He grew up in the suburbs of New York with as the baby of the family. He did a gap year in Israel at a religious seminary called Maale Gilboa, and was at Macaulay Honors College in Queens last year. As VPRP he is happy to talk about anything, whether it’s  advice on how to better serve the community, requests or question or if you just want to chat (especially if you want to talk about Jake and Amir or Soccer).
 
 
Orrin Kigner
Treasurer

Orrin is excited to serve on his third CJL board and serve the Cornell Jewish community in something that does not involved getting yelled at.  Some of his favorite CJL memories include accidentally creating chlorine gas while cleaning the laundry room and anything that involves John Wick.  Orrin's proudest academic accomplishments are winning the Team Spirit Award in ECE 3400: Robot Hell and passing the Physics Machine Shop training course.  While he does not possess the raw animal rage that fuels pre-meds to victory, he still hopes he can close out his Cornell career, and CJL board experience, in style.  

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Talia Ostrow
Treasurer

Talia, originally from Queens, is a biological sciences major in CALS with a concentration in genetics, genomics and Jillian Shapiro. She is very excited to serve the community in this new position! Besides money, Talia's passions include zumba, meiosis, mental health on campus, and of course the CJL. Please reach out to her with any questions/concerns about the CJL or if you ever want to check out the Johnson Museum of Art

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Josh Zak
House Manager
Josh lives in upstate New York with his two boys, Ethan and Orrin. When he isn’t house managing he enjoys Halo, ping pong, and being chewed on by Jerry Lee Lewis.

 

Samson Karben
House Manager

A bio-engineering major, Samson engineered a resistance to channeling his biblical namesake and toppling buildings. He is there for all your house manager needs, unless you would like to install air conditioning, repaint the house, or fix your blinds. Please don’t break things. #voteNO.

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Efraim Schachter
VP-Social-Programming

Efraim Shachter is a man. He Hails from Boca Raton, FL where he attended Weinbaum Yeshiva Highschool. He then spent a year studying “Old” Testament, Jewish Thought, spirituality, and The development of Jewish Law in the original ancient Judeo-Aramaic. Subsequently he has worked as a counselor at Camp HASC and Camp Stone and has attended Yeshiva University. He now attends Cornell University, and is excited to work together with his fellow members of Jewish life on campus to make Cornell a comfortable environment that facilitates spiritual growth and to help infuse Jewish life on campus with chessed and fun!

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Annette Stawsky
VP-Social Programming

Annette Stawsky is a junior mathematics major with a concentration in computer science. She hopes to go into cryptography, but also loves literature and writing. She was born in Uruguay and raised in LA. Annette is very excited to be part of planning the CJL's social events this year and would be happy to talk about anything Jewish, Hispanic, academic or fun (preferably while doing a puzzle). 

 
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