We’re very excited to start introducing our facilitators for Freshfest 2014! Let the countdown to #Freshfest2014 begin!! #24
Hi! My name is Zach Goldberg, and I’m a rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Economics, Public Policy, and Energy and It’s Impact. I’m the current President of the Hillel Jewish Student Union at Hillel at SU – and FreshFest is exactly how I first got involved. I’m involved on campus in a number of other things as well – I’m a member of an IFC fraternity, a U100 campus ambassador, a Dean’s Team peer advisor, and the founder and former president of an environmental education organization! No matter what it is I do on campus, however, nothing will ever compare to the experiences I’ve had here at Hillel. Get ready for the greatest week – and four years – of your life!
Hi y’all, My name is Jamie Weiss, I hail from Dallas, TX and I’m a sophomore Broadcast and Digital Journalism major within the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications! At SU, I’m involved in a variety of organizations: Juice and Java morning show, CitrusTV News, Hillel Jewish Student Union as Communications Vice President, and my social sorority. If there’s one piece of advice that I’d give to an incoming freshfester, it would be to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. College is all about starting fresh so make the most out of it!
Hey everyone I’m Jacky Gold from Northern New Jersey and I’m a sophomore Acting major. On campus I’m involved in Greek Life, Black Box Players, and LIME — plus I’m the VP of Engagement on the Hillel Board. My favorite thing about SU is all of the school spirit that everyone has and my advice for incoming freshmen is to be open to meeting new people and be involved!
Hi! I’m Hannah Gardner. This year I will be a sophomore at SU graduating in 2017! I’m from West Orange, NJ. I am the VP of Social Action at our very own Hillel. I am also in a sorority where I am pledge class representative and a part of the PR team. I do various clubs around campus, including Protect our Breasts. My favorite thing about Syracuse and Hillel is being able to be surrounded by the most amazing people who inspire me everyday to be a better version of myself. We’re all one big family. As for advice, say yes to every opportunity! You never know where it might lead you or who you might meet! I wouldn’t be at Hillel without it. Go Cuse!!
My name is Jeff Spivack and I am a Sophomore Television, Radio, Film student at SU from Hamden, CT. I like dogs. You may find me occasionally doing parkour along the Syracuse skyline. I play Ultimate Frisbee on SU’s premiere intercollegiate Ultimate Frisbee squad, Doom. I can skip a stone many miles, much like Hercules in the timeless Disney biopic, Hercules. I am the Israel Vice President on the Hillel Student Executive Board, although I occasionally wear two hats as the Vice President of Israel in the Israeli Government as well. I am also on the board of LIME: An Israeli Palestinian Dialogue Group. Beyond solving each individual crisis in the Middle East with unique solutions almost daily, LIME encourages and facilitates dialogue, hosts interesting speakers, and creates a forum for open and productive debate. A piece of advice: On the first day of classes at SU we adhere to the time-honored tradition of “Pizza-Head”, in which all students place a slice of pizza on their head for the day, so don’t forget that.
I’m Jackie Prager, a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major from Atlanta Georgia. I’m a part of Greek life, citrus news and Juice and Java, Syracuse’s morning talk show, as well as the Financial VP on Hillel’s student board. My favorite part about Syracuse is when basketball season comes around and going to every game with all of my friends. My advice to all the freshman is to be open to everything and meet as many people as you can and get involved in something that you really enjoy doing, you’ll have a lot of fun doing it and make great friends that way!! But just have fun above all!
My name is Dave and I’m a junior Policy Studies and Political Science double major from Pittsburgh, PA. On campus, I am the Vice President of Religious Life at Hillel, which means I am in charge of organizing holidays, weekly shabbats, and much more. I am also involved with a group called LIME: An Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Group, which facilitates open discussions and education regarding conflict in Israel and the Middle East. Hillel at SU is a great place with an amazingly close community where you will meet some of your best friends for the next four years. Make the most of it!
Hey everyone! My name is Victoria Czabafy and I am so excited to be chairing this years (and Hillel’s best ever) FreshFest! I am sadly going into my last year here at Syracuse where I am majoring in Chemistry and Forensics Science within the College of Arts and Sciences. Besides being involved in Hillel, I am a part of two Co-ed Fraternities where I am the President of one, a peer advisor within the Dean’s Team, as well as being elected as a new member of the Student Ambassadors. Again, I can’t wait to meet all of you and welcome you into the Hillel family. Get ready to have the best three days of your college career and the best four years of your life!