Jew You Should Know: Leah Schaperow
By Grace Mottley
When senior art major Leah Schaperow accidentally walked into the Art and Learning Center for the first time her freshman year, she never pictured it would become such a significant part of her life.
Schaperow, who is not heavily involved in the Jewish community at this university, said she still ...
Jew You Should Know: Tzvi Glazer
By Haleigh Whisted
For the Mitzpeh
This university is home to Rhode Island native Tzvi Hersch Glazer, a junior government and politics and sociology major who enjoys not only hanging out with friends but also contributing his time and skills to others.
Dana Rodriguez said Glazer has made a difference in students’ lives with a ...
Jew You Should Know: Perry Bloch
By Alyson Kay
Even though Perry Bloch, the current vice president of the finance committee for the Student Government Association, was curious about the markets growing up, he did not come to this university expecting to major in economics and finance.
“I’ve always had an interest in the markets. My dad was a ...
Jew You Should Know: Melissa Robinson
By Uyen Nguyen
For the Mitzpeh
As someone who didn’t grow up “super religious,” senior neurophysiology and psychology major Melissa Robinson contributed three years of her college career to running Hillel on the Shabbos Crew, and one year as Shabbos Crew manager.
Robinson is in charge of planning ...
Jew You Should Know: Devora Jaye
by Senaya Savir
In January 2012, Devora Jaye chose to join the unique team at MEOR, a career choice she claims she didn’t anticipate, but couldn't be happier about.
It all began when Jaye was volunteering for a youth group and Rabbi Koretzky called in search of a referral for a Birthright madricha. ...
Jew You Should Know: Sherry Levine
By Alicia Cherem
Sherry Levine somehow manages to do it all: as president of her sorority, head manager of a major club on campus and a part of an honors program, her friends have nicknamed her “superwoman.”
Levine recently took on her biggest leadership role yet, becoming president of this ...
Jew You Should Know: Akiva Futter
By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58
When senior computer science major Akiva Futter noticed that most hackathons take place between Friday and Saturday nights, impeding observant Jews from participating, he created JHacks.
JHacks’s purpose is to plan hackathons that occur from Saturday to Sunday nights, allowing Jews and ...
Jew You Should Know: Josh Ashkenazy
By Kirstyn Flood
For the Mitzpeh
Josh Ashkenazy encourages others to “wake up early, jump out of bed like a lion and start the day.” This idea has enabled the Long Island native to live every day anew, accept challenges and embrace all possibilities.
Although undecided about his major, Ashkenazy’s love for ...
Jew You Should Know: Joshua Leviton
By Senaya Savir, Staff writer, @SenayaSavir
In this year’s SEE Battle of the Bands, senior Joshua Leviton claimed victory, giving him the privilege of performing his biggest show so far opening for artists Jessie J, Logic and the Chainsmokers at the Art Attack concert May 1, an annual event hosted by Student Entertainment Events.
Jew You Should Know: Joshua Bloch
By Daniel Chavkin, Staff writer, @dchav96
Everybody has a hobby, but freshman aerospace engineering major Joshua Bloch went one step further. When he is not studying or attending services, Bloch solves Rubik’s Cubes as fast as he can. This includes solving bigger cubes, solving cubes one-handed, and solving cubes blindfolded. Bloch ...