Meet the Board

Kedma is led by an executive board consisting of the President, Vice President, and Treasurer who work together with seven Kedma Officers.

Executive Board

President: Tamara Soleymani
Vice President: Aryeh Roberts
Treasurer: Mikey Pollack
Chauffeur: Noam Kaplan

Kedma Officers

Education Chair: Jacob Glassman
Social Chair: Liana Chesir
Fundraising Chair: Nate Stein
Technical Chair: Asher Fink
Shabbat Chair: Miriam Charnoff
Chesed Chair: Shlomit Menashe
Collaboration Chair: Maya Greenbaum

President: Tamara Soleymani

The President is the face of our community. From speeches every Friday night to representing Kedma and our interests in the Hillel community as well as the wider University community the President runs the show. As the Chief executive the President also coordinates with the Kedma officers to give them advise and support in running their events and keeping track of their responsibilities.

Aryeh Roberts

Vice President: Aryeh Roberts

The Vice President is your second-in-command. They are in charge of sending out the weekly emails and learning all there is to know about running the Kedma community on their way to the presidency. Together with the President and Treasurer, the VP makes decisions that determine the course and policies of Kedma.

Treasurer: Mikey Pollack

The Treasurer is the final Executive member of the the Kedma Board. Aside from making sure events and purchases can be funded, they are in charge of overseeing Kedma's budget and coordinating with the Student Government Association and navigating the bureaucracy.

Chauffeur: Noam Kaplan

The Chauffeur is the most essential member the Kedma Board. The chauffeur is responsible for being Shlomo'd by everyone into driving anywhere necessary. This includes anyone who lives 5000 miles away. Most importantly, the chauffeur must be reminded of Shlomo Fried every time he posts on Facebook offering a ride or his thoughts about the latest Haaretz article.

Education Chair: Jacob Glassman

The Educaton Chair coordinates with JLIC as well as Hillel and many other student groups to organize learning oppurtunities for the diverse Kedma community. From guest speakers to Shabbatonim and Lunch 'n Learns they will find the right educational experience for you!

Social Chair: Liana Chesir

The Social Chair makes sure are lives aren't "all work and no play". Everyone wants to have fun and our community is always looking for great new ways to come together and get a break from our intensive studies. Events can be annual like the recurring and ever popular dodgeball tournaments or one time events that leave lasting memories to share with friends!

Technical Chair: Asher Fink

The Technical Chair is in charge of all of Kedma's internet presence. Keeping the website up to date, making sure all our forms and payments go through properly, and coordinating social media to make sure you stay well informed about the goings on in Kedma.

Shabbat Chair: Miriam Charnoff

The Shabbat Chair organizes and runs our amazing shabbat experience. Arranging Kiddush sponsors, keeping the Eruv up finding speakers for seudat shlishit and running slow shira are just a few of the exciting ways we create the best Shabbat experience on any college campus, nationwide!

Fundraising Chair: Nate Stein

The Fundraising Chair coordinates all sales and promotional activities throughout the year. This includes Mishloach Manot sales, Lulav Sales and more!

Chesed Chair: Shlomit Menashe

The Chesed Chair brings opportunities for good deeds into our everyday lives. Events both big and small are coming your way, to help spread the atmosphere of giving back and paying it forward.

Collaboration Chair: Maya Greenbaum

The collaboration chair’s job is to provide interdenominational programming for the community. The collaboration chair serves as Kedma’s representative for KOR, the joint student group between the Kedma, Ometz, and Ruach communities, to plan and execute different interdenominational social and learning events during the semester. The collaboration chair may also work with other Jewish organizations on campus, such as Chabad and Meor. If interested, the collaboration may also provide interfaith programming and opportunities.