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Hillel International listed Lehigh University as one of the top 60 private colleges and universities in terms of Jewish population, as well as one of the top 60 schools chosen by Jewish graduating High School seniors in 2018.
Dear Lehigh Jewish students and all members of our extended community, I know this has been a difficult time for all of us. Shock, anger, sadness, and frustration are only some of the emotions we've all felt during this past week. One week ago we all said good-bye for Spring Break. Little did we know that this would be good-bye until August. For students in the Class of 2020 that may have been an even more final farewell. This is unfair! Plain and simple. And yet it is the reality that we are facing. In these difficult times it is important to express your feelings and thoughts to your family members and friends. Please also know that all of us in the Office of Jewish Student Life are here for you as well. We care about you. We support you. Most of all, we miss you! It still hasn't totally sunk in for us, and I imagine for many of you. It still feels like we're on Spring Break and, come Monday, students will start to trickle in. Next Shabbat was going to be "Breakfast for Dinner Shabbat" prepared by students and Rabbi Steve. Until a few days ago we were putting together the menu and the shopping list. So, the challah French toast, shakshouka and more will have to wait. The same is true for the rest of our activities and our communal Passover celebration. But we know we'll be back together in the fall to celebrate as a community. Please know that you are in our thoughts every day. After all, we work here because we love working with students. It's not the same without you! For those of you who may still be on campus or in local off-campus housing, our building will be closed effective immediately and until further notice. However, we are here for each and every member of the Lehigh University community. Please be in touch with any of us if you need anything. Please watch Instagram and Facebook for future messages, pics, and videos. In addition, we are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a new blog called "Lehigh Hillel: Healing & Health." This will be a digital forum for students to support and communicate with each other and with our staff. It will also be a way to create an online Jewish community to keep us connected no matter where we are. We will announce more details on Facebook, Instagram and in our e-mail newsletter, so if you're not following us already we're @lehighhillel on social media platforms. If you're receiving this letter, then you receive our newsletter. In closing, please stay healthy and stay safe. We hope the remainder of your semester goes well and that you have a spectacular summer! We look forward to seeing you in the fall. And for those who are graduating, please stay in touch with us and let us know what you're up to! Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Steve Nathan Chloe Goldstein Jane Hontz Director of Jewish Student Life Engagement and Office Coordinator and Associate Chaplain Program Associate jah714@lehigh.edu spn217@lehigh.edu cmg319@lehigh.edu (610) 758-4896 (610) 758-4875 (610) 759-4893 cell: (215) 514-3463 (PLEASE feel free to call or text if you need to talk!) P.S. To our parents, alumni, friends and supporters. Thanks for your support in everything you do. We couldn't do it without you! We're here for you as well if you need to talk!

Tori Campbell

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Class of '20

Tori is a senior in the IDEAS program studying sustainability and urban design. She loves to travel to new places, read books on every topic, and spends her time tutoring incarcerated individuals through the Prison Project. She is spending the summer teaching english in Panama and volunteering on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica. After graduation, Tori hopes to continue traveling and eventually get her master’s in landscape architecture. 

Elizabeth Drobiz

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Class of '21

Liz Drobiz is from Columbus, Ohio. Her parents and brother emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1997 and made her a first-generation American. She is a rising junior in the IBE program at Lehigh studying financial engineering. Outside of the classroom, Liz is involved in several clubs on campus. She is an analyst for the Lehigh Consulting Club, the treasurer for the Accounting Club, and a volunteer with Challah for Hunger. She also enjoys the outdoors with the Tennis Club and the Outing Club. When Liz is off campus, she loves to go skiing, read a book, play the piano, and travel. Liz recently went on Birthright and absolutely loved the experience. She got to know more about Israel, experience her Jewish heritage, and make lifelong friends both abroad and from the surrounding colleges. Liz’s birthright experience got her interested in Israeli-American politics, and since she enjoys immersing myself in current events and thoughtful debates, she decided to participate in AIPAC 2019 as well. Liz looks forward to being a Hillel peer engagement intern, to getting to know more people around Lehigh, and involving others in Jewish life on campus!

Rachel Kulakofsky

Class of '21

Rachel Kulakofsky is a third-year student pursuing a BS in biochemistry with a minor in product design. From San Jose, California, Rachel was raised in the conservative Jewish movement. She loves to travel and experience different cultures and hopes to keep doing so after she graduates. Additionally, Rachel enjoys reading, drawing, and running. She is very excited to help increase Jewish activity on campus!

Jonathan Levin

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Class of '20

Jonathan is a junior majoring in international relations and health, medicine and society (HMS). He is very active with Jewish life on campus, serving as a brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi and as a member of the Chabad board. Most recently, Jonathan was a Diamond Summer Intern in AIPAC's Northeast Office. In high school he was a member of BBYO and was selected by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey to travel to Israel on a mission.

Jamie Zamrin

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Class of '22

Hi! My name is Jamie Zamrin and I am a sophomore peer engagement intern who is also on the track and field and cross country teams at Lehigh. I am so excited to be a peer engagement intern for this year so I can work to bring more athletes into the Jewish community. I hope that I can bridge the gap between Jewish athletes and regular Jewish students on Lehigh's campus to foster better connections to Judaism and to others on campus for many individuals. I also can't wait to plan programs centered around social justice issues involving the Bethlehem community. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to meet so many new students at Lehigh and I am pumped to work with all of you this year!