New Students


Welcome to Cornell!

All of us here at the Cornell Center for Jewish Living cannot wait to welcome you to campus! Here at the CJL, our goal is to connect Jewish students of all backgrounds through social, religious, and residential programs. Our community of more than 100 Jewish students encompasses members from across the university with a wide array of majors and extracurriculars represented by our members. We hope that the CJL can serve as your home away from home during your time in Ithaca, and that your experiences within our community come to enrich your Cornell years.

This page is full of tips and resources that will help you start your Cornell Journey. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Contact Us

CJL in NYC

This summer’s meet-up will take place on August 5, 2018. We will first be meeting for a free pizza lunch in Central Park (66th street entrance) at 12:00 pm. After lunch, at around 1:45 pm, we will walk to the Central Park Zoo.

You’re invited to attend one or both parts of the free event.​ Please fill out the RSVP form linked here to let us know which parts you will be attending. If you plan on coming, join the Facebook event to get pertinent information closer to the event.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We’re looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

CJL Checklist

Register
Join the CJL to enjoy all the benefits of membership. Details coming soon.
Join the Group
Join our community Facebook group to get the latest community news.
Grab a Bite
Enjoy a meal at 104West! with some great food and even greater people.
Make Yourself at Home
Stop on by the CJL for some great friends and conversation.

Welcome Guide

 

CJL Welcome Committee

Daniel Maron
VP Communications and Alumni Relations

Major: Communication
Hometown: Woodmere, NY
High School: HAFTR
Clubs on campus: CALS Ambassadors, Cornell Hillel, Hotel Ezra Cornell
Favorite place to study: Mann Library 
Least favorite icebreaker: "What are you bringing to the party?"

Jenny Rosen
VP Communications and Alumni Relations

Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
High School: The Frisch School
Clubs on Campus: Kedma, Cornell Materials Society
Favorite Place to Study: Kirby Room
Least Favorite Icebreaker: Whats your favorite ice cream flavor (who has just one?????)?

Talia Ostrow
First-Year Outreach

Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Queens, NY
High School: North Shore Hebrew Academy
Clubs on campus: APO service fraternity, Cornell Minds Matter, BIology Student Advisor, Cornell Hillel Engagement Committee, Center for Jewish Living Welcome Committee
Favorite place to study: 104! West, Cocktail Lounge in Uris Library
Least favorite icebreaker: Asking what my least fave icebreaker is

Ruth Kopyto
First-Year Outreach

Major: Biological Sciences major, Fine Arts minor 
Hometown: Woodmere, NY
High School: HAFTR 
Clubs on campus: Cornell University Figure Skating Club, Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars
Favorite place to study: Lincoln Library
Least favorite icebreaker: "Favorite ice cream flavor?"

Drew Lazarow
First-Year Outreach

Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: West Grove, PA
High School: Avon Grove HS
Clubs on campus: Cornell Concrete Canoe, Society of Women Engineers, Orientation Leader and Supervisor, Hillel
Favorite place to study: 104West
Least favorite icebreaker: “What is an interesting fact about you?”

Rebecca Sabin
FYSA Outreach

Major: Linguistics & Philosophy
Hometown: Memphis, TN
High School: Private School in Memphis, TN
Clubs on campus: Cornell University Figure Skating Club, Cornell Undergraduates in Linguistics (UnderLings) Favorite place to study: Kroch and Olin Libraries
Least favorite icebreaker: “Say one interesting fact about yourself.”

Mikayla Fuchs
Transfer Outreach

Major: Biology and Society
Hometown: Woodmere, NY
High School: HAFTR
Clubs on campus: Cornell Health International, Partners in Health
Favorite place to study: 104 West, Durland Alternatives Library
Least favorite icebreaker: "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"

Evyatar Baer
Transfer Outreach

Major: Biology and Society
Hometown: Plainview, NY
High School: HANC
Clubs on campus: Cornell University Emergency Medical Services, Orientation Leader
Favorite place to study: 106 West
Least favorite ice breaker: “Least favorite ice breaker”

Agnes Goldrich
Alumni Outreach

Major: Biological Sciences 
Hometown: Cornwall, NY
High School: Cornwall Central High School
Clubs on campus: Cornell Surgical Society, Biology student adviser
Favorite place to study: Kroch Library Asian Studies reading room
Least favorite icebreaker: "What ice cream flavor best described you?"

Clara Goldrich
Alumni Outreach

Major: Industrial and Labor Relations
Hometown: Cornwall, NY
High School: Cornwall Central High School
Clubs on campus: Cornell Storytelling Club, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Surgical Society, ILR Peer Mentor
Favorite place to study: Catherwood Library or the Durland Alternatives
Least favorite icebreaker: "What is your biggest insecurity?"