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Student Board

Alan Menaged

Alan Menaged is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon majoring in Math. He's originally from Long Branch, NJ, aka Deal. Alan sings in Hillel's acappella group, Hillelujah. He enjoys doing crossword puzzles and is a certified clown. If you have questions about Jewish life on campus, know a good riddle, or want to learn some sign language, send him an email at [email protected].

Jordan Safer

Vice President

Jordan Safer is Junior at CMU majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is initially from Boston, and enjoys the balanced midwest-east coast mentality that Pittsburgh uniquely maintains. Jordan is a member of the CMU Cross Country and Track and Field teams, and is happy to design a training plan for you if you would like to lower your 8k time by a few minutes. He is also a huge Israel lover, who would never pass up a chance to practice some Hebrew. Send him an email [email protected].

Jadon Grove

Operations Chair

Jadon Grove is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon studying chemical engineering and engineering & public policy. Arriving all the way from Glendale, Arizona, feel free to ask him why he hates Arizona. Jadon is a member of the All University Orchestra and enjoys listening to classical music. As the Operations Chair of the new JSA board and a member of AEPi, Jadon is hoping to become more involved in the Jewish community around CMU and Pittsburgh as well as challenge himself with a new role! Send him an email [email protected].

Talia Solomon

Education Chair

Talia Solomon is a freshman at CMU majoring in chemical and biomedical engineering. She is originally from West Orange, New Jersey. She enjoys sports and plays on the club soccer team. She loves Jewish learning and would love to talk to about it or Jewish life on campus, email her at [email protected].

Gabi Brik

Networking Chair

Gabi Brik is a new member of the Jewish Student Association this year and is excited to help bring the Jewish students of CMU together. She believes family and community are the most important values one can have, and wants to share those values with others. Send her an email [email protected].

Alex Zissman

Jewish Student Life Coordinator

Alex comes to Hillel JUC after graduating from the University of Delaware with a BS in Organizational and Community Leadership. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Alex has worked with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Federation of Delaware. After his involvement with UD Hillel, including serving as the student president, Alex is very excited to be working with the JUC staff and students. Most likely, Alex can be found on CMU campus, eagerly meeting as many students as possible. He welcomes all Jewish CMU students to join him for a cup of tea, or coffee if you prefer. While not working, Alex can be found on the tennis court, traveling, or exploring Pittsburgh.