CJL Board


CJL Board 2017

Zach Baker
President
Have any questions about marketing, math or the latest juicy Survivor episode? Zach Baker, from good old Woodmere, NY, is your man with those answers! On top of being a Bio Stat major in CALS, he spends his time as a Hillel Shidduch intern helping people get engaged, and as a North campus masgiach, serving the delicious 104west! grub to any freshmen who will take it. Zac da Baker cannot wait to help the CJL community flourish even more as he joins the CJL board for yet another term!
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Caroline Brauner
President
Coined as “our Jewish grandmother away from home” or the “sassmaster" by her friends, Caroline Brauner, currently a sophomore pre-med (classic), is always there to make sure everyone is well fed and bundled up to brace the Ithaca cold! Looking for Caroline? Well you can be sure to find her either studying all day in the Olin stacks, making friends with literally every single person on campus, saving struggling freshmen from gen chem, or “binge-watching” Grey’s Anatomy for the medical info (even though we all know it’s for the drama). But in all seriousness, Caroline hopes to continue helping the CJL thrive, and is really looking forward to being the president of this amazing community this coming term!
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Jenny Rosen
VP-Communications
Coined as "that girl" by CJL community members, Jenny "I'm not a freshman" Rosen is taking the CJL by storm. This Chemistry-major-soon-to-be-engineer lives in the back of 104, studying for anything and everything, so if you hear rustling at 4 AM, don't be alarmed! That's just Jenny (not Jennifer, mind you) working/dying in her home base. As heir to the Frisch-Lindenbaum-VP Comm legacy, Jenny was born for this job. Next step, presidency? Time will tell. Jenny is an integral part of our community and will definitely change the CJL for the better. Just don't touch her curls. Feel free to reach out to Jenny if you have any questions as she's always happy to help out!
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Shani Zenilman
VP-Communications
Hailing from the Five Towns, Shani seems like your typical Nice Jewish Girl until you meet her and find out she’s the only pre-vet in the CJL #oneofakind. Shani can usually be found in the Kirby room - also known as her place of procrastination - doing “work.” If you see her ACTUALLY doing work, please contact her co-VPComm and she will come to help immediately. In reality, Shani is a happy, friendly, schtark (not shtark) girl who is happy to help out anyone who asks. Feel free to contact Shani with any questions!
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Rafael Jacobovitz
VP-Religious Programming
Rafi Jacobovitz is a freshman in the College of Engineering. His favorite activities include being from Brazil, talking about chasidut, and teaching Torah. That's why he's so excited to be on the CJL board as one of the VPRPs. He's coming straight from a year full of Torah at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi in Jerusalem, so he's very knowledgeable in such matters. And after one semester at Cornell, he feels like he deeply understands the CJL community and knows what will be best for its religious needs. He also would like anyone reading this page to please send him an email so we can get a rough count of who read this far. Thanks!
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Yitz Muroff
VP-Religious Programming
Despite being the lead singer of the ChaiNotes, HaRav Yitz Muroff refuses to be treated differently (oy, what midos!). Truth is, Yitz only became part of this holy group for fear of any Kol Isha issues. A graduate of the prestigious Beth Tfiloh and the “new Volozhin”, aka Maale GIlboah, Yitz is perfectly positioned to be new VP of Religious Programming. Ultimately, this Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, native will impress you with his sass, medical aspirations and kind neshama. Good Shabbos!
Ari Krischer
Treasurer
Ari Krischer is presently a sophomore in the College of Engineering studying Engineering Physics (and struggling to find a good description for it). His crowning achievement thus far at Cornell is most definitely learning to drive a tractor in PLSCS2940 – Intro to Ag Machinery, and honestly he’s not quite sure if he can top that. After a long, hard day Ari can be found dozing on pretty much any surface in the CJL in between helping friends with homework and even doing some of his own. While not busy with far too many courses whose names seem to make people cringe, Ari enjoys such relaxing activities as crocheting, playing mandolin, and Go. A dedicated and loyal member of the CJL community, Ari hopes to put his sense of responsibility and affinity for numbers to good use as the next treasurer of the CJL along with his co Ariel Altaras.
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Ariel Altaras
Treasurer
Ariel Altaras is a freshman in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, studying Applied Economics and Management. Ariel grew up in Clifton, NJ and spent a gap year in Israel at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He is excited to serve on the CJL board for his first term and hopes to improve Jewish life on campus. Ariel looks forward to serving as your treasurer, and is open to answering any questions you may have about Cornell and the CJL!
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Jonathan Falk
House Manager
Hailing from the forests of East Brunswick, New Jersey, Jonathan Falk (affectionately known as JFalk) is a junior at Cornell majoring in Earth & Atmospheric Science. When not helping out around the house, coordinating kosher dining, acting as gabbi, helping out panicking freshmen as a python consultant or doing any of the other hundred things Jonathan does on a daily basis, Jonathan can be found at the CJL hanging out with friends (aka playing Halo in the CJL basement until passing out in exhaustion). When Jonathan grows up, he hopes to be just like Al Roker, his one true hero.
Orrin Kigner
House Manager
He exists, therefore he is.
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Agnes Goldrich
Alumni Relations
Don't worry, Agnes isn't a regular bio major pre-med, she's a cool bio major pre-med. This tortoiseshell glasses wearing cutie with a slightly more angular face than her co-VP keeps it real. By day, you can find The Real Swagnes sashaying between Baker and Kennedy while listening to Hamilton on repeat and sobbing into any random golden retriever she just me on the arts quad. By night, you can find Agnes puffing stoically on her asthma inhaler in an intimidating leather armchair by the roaring fire she somehow installed in her dorm room while pondering ways to keep the alumni-student network strong. Look for Agnes at Shabbat dinner where she would gladly ask pointed questions about the Gilmore Girls reboot of faces new and old.
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Clara Goldrich
Alumni Relations
Clara's J-Swipe Profile AKA CJL Bio: Just to make sure everyone's on the same page, Clara is the twin with brown glasses. Like any self-respecting ILRie, Clara spends her time drawing attention to many labor-related issues, namely: the lack of outlets in Uris library, the untimely demise of that chair sculpture on the arts quad, and the questionable nature of most of the water flavors at Appel Commons. You can find Clara around campus preparing for the inevitable collapse of the RPCC sinkhole, drinking an iced coffee even on the coldest of days, and making snarky parodies of Ezra Cornell's famous quote ("I would found an institution where any student can drown in an endless sea of papers and their own tears") Clara is confident that she can maintain her usual standards on all of these issues while spearheading alumni outreach, keeping alumni informed about all of the amazing activities at the CJL, and planning top-notch alumni reunions.
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Ilene Boetger
VP-Social-Programming
Ilene Boetger hails from The Horse Capital of the World, Florida, and is by far the most southern social programmer. The 2012 National Poultry Judging Champion is currently a sophomore studying Food Science, and spends most of her free time playing either BTD5 or Candy Crush Saga. Ilene, who can often be found eating or taking Snapchats of small woodland creatures, attends most CJL events and is hoping to continue fostering a strong sense of community within the group.
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Talia  Ostrow
VP-Social Programming
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