Leadership Council

What is Hillel's leadership council?

The Leadership Council is the student governing body that ensures Hillel is running smoothly and efficiently.

The purpose of the Hillel Leadership Council, it to create a pluralistic environment that both welcomes and engages as many students as possible to explore and celebrate Judaism. Twice a month, the leadership council hosts town hall meetings where Micro-communities can gather and voice their accomplishments and concerns. A Micro-community could be a Registered Student Organization (RSO) or it could be a group of 8 students that share some common goal or identity.

Meet the 2022 leadership council


Rachel Weingart


Rachel is majoring in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability and is minoring in both Spanish and Political Science. She loves to connect with her community through Shabbat dinners and other Hillel events. Please feel free to reach out to her at rachel@illinihillel.org


Jacob Faibishenko


Jacob Faibishenko (he/him/his) is one of Hillel’s two co-treasurers, and he is a freshman majoring in brain and cognitive sciences. He was born in Evanston, Illinois and has many passions, including but not limited to cooking/baking, gardening, and football. If you need any help or just want to talk, feel free to reach him at jacob@illinihillel.org

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Sarah Faibishenko

Vice President

Sarah (she/her/hers) was born and raised in Evanston, IL. She is a freshman studying business within the Gies College of Business and is working towards a double major in Accounting and Information Systems.


Lucy Kramer


Hi, my name is Lucy Kramer and I am a junior here at U of I and I hold the secretary position on Hillel’s executive board. I am from Deerfield, Illinois and am pursuing a degree in chemistry with a minor in criminology. I am so excited for the amazing things to come this year and to get to know everyone in the Hillel community


Elisheva Gross


Hi, my name is Elisheva and I'm a freshman in aerospace engineering from LA...I know, how could I leave LA for Illinois to freeze? I have three nieces and one nephew. If it's not shabbat I will display pictures upon request. Please reach out if you need any help with budgeting or if you want to talk books!