If you have the interest, we have the opportunity…

Whether looking for a long-term opportunity or dreaming up a big idea you want to bring to campus in the coming months, we are here to help you exercise your leadership skills and build our community.  Learn more about opportunities by viewing the JSA Board members below or reach out to Adena to discuss how you can get involved.

Meet the 2016-2017 JSA Board

The Jewish Student Association is the overarching body for all things Jewish at GW.  Recognized by the university as one of the largest student orgs on campus, they represent the 3000+ Jewish undergrads on campus seeking their own niche within Jewish life.  Many committees make up the JSA, with each creating unique programming and opportunities to reach a wide array of populations.
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Jenna Friedberg


Hi y’all! I’m Jenna, a senior majoring in American Studies and minoring in Russian Language and Literature. I was born in the South but grew up in Massachusetts. In addition to Hillel I am active in my sorority and on the board of GW’s student-run record label, Searcher Records. I’m incredibly excited to be serving the Jewish community this year and I look forward to everything we accomplish. Please reach out with questions and suggestions– we can discuss over coffee, it’s on me!


Yonah Bromberg-Gaber

Executive Vice President

My name is Yonah Bromberg Gaber and I’m excited to serve the GW Jewish community! I’m a sophomore Philosophy major from Pennsylvania with a minor in Geographical Information Systems. In addition to JSA, I’m the Graphics Editor at the GW Hatchet. In my spare time I love long walks on the mall, taking dozens of books out of the library, writing poetry with the Speakers of the House: GW Spoken Word Collective, and cooking colorful, gourmet food. I’d love to talk to you about anything Jewish, or even just about yourself, so let’s get Chai Lattes together!


Zack Toland

Shabbat & Holidays Chair

Hey all!  My name is Zack Toland and I’m a senior from Allentown, Pennsylvania majoring in History with dual minors in Political Science and Creative Writing.  Outside of Hillel, you can probably find me dabbling in all sorts of other organizations on campus or enabling my obsession with British comedy.  Hit me up anytime you’d like to talk about Shabbat and Spirituality, or if you just want to exchange movie quotes, or if you just want a free coffee.


Leana Reich

Shabbat and Spirituality Chair

Hi! My name is Leana Reich, and I’m a sophomore from Margate City, New Jersey double majoring in International Affairs and Women’s Studies. Outside of Hillel, I love to explore DC and discover all the sights, food, and coffee that it has to offer. I was so excited to get involved in Jewish life on campus as a freshman, and I’m just as excited to be a leader in the incredible Hillel community this year. I can’t wait to see you at Shabbat!


Nolan Hausler

Freshman Engagement Co-Chair

Hey! My name is Nolan Hausler, a sophomore in the School of Media and Public Affairs majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and minoring in Organizational Sciences. I’m originally from Manalapan, NJ but I love being in DC. I’m also involved in GW STAR and Camp Kesem GW, and can’t wait to see the amazing things the JSA does this year! I’m so excited to welcome the class of 2020 to campus this year. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions and we can grab coffee anytime (it’s on me)!


Erick Cohen

Freshman Engagement Co-Chair

Hi everyone! I am Erick Cohen, and I am super excited to be a part of JSA as the Freshmen Engagement Co-Chair! I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Miami, Florida. Growing up, Jewish life has always been a big part of my identity and has definitely guided me here to GW. I am half sephardic and half ashkenazi Jew. I am an International Affairs and Economics double major at the Elliott School of International Affairs here at GW. I love playing soccer and running for fun. I can’t wait to meet all of you and continue to build on the amazing Jewish community here at GW!


Lexi Chavin

Programming Chair

Hello! My name is Lexi Chavin and I am a sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina and a sociology major. Here at GW I have found my niche in a variety of places! I am a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority, the director of fundraising for GW dance marathon, a writer for the Odyssey, and a mentor for the WYSE program. Being a proud NFTY alumni, I found Hillel as a warm and welcoming community where I always felt at home on campus. I can’t wait to further my engagement with the GW community and see what Hillel has in store for the next year!

Emily Robinson

Emily Robinson

Online Engagement Chair

Hello! My name is Emily Robinson and I’m a sophomore from South Florida, majoring in Political Communication. In addition to my involvement in the amazing JSA, I am also a design assistant at The GW Hatchet. In my spare time, I love exploring new parts of DC, trying new restaurants, and monumenting at all hours of the day! Since coming to campus, Hillel has been my home away from home and I’m so excited to get to share it with you. Find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — posting from my personal account and running GW Hillel’s. Let’s connect, grab coffee, and talk!

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