Anna Rubin '15, President (Recruitment)
Hi! I'm Anna Rubin, a sophomore hailing from the great city of Pittsburgh, PA (most livable city 2011, what what!). I recently landed on Religion as my major but I dabbled in a few (read: 7) other departments first. When not furiously writing papers (read: making new Spotify playlists), I like to take naps around campus, watch the West Wing (I haven't finished so please don't ruin any surprises for me!) and eat copious amounts of Stouffer's Mac and Cheese. The only thing I like more than using parentheses is the CJL, and I couldn't be more excited to be serving as president this year! Please come up to me and say hi (or wake me from my nap) and feel free to call me or beep me (read: email me) if you want to reach me!
Stefani Karp '15, Vice-President (Holidays)
Hi! I’m Stefani Karp, and I’m a sophomore (Class of 2015!) majoring in computer science. I’m from Alexandria, Virginia, and I’m an only child (no first cousins either. weird, right?). I’ve left the country only once (BIRTHRIGHT! DO IT!!), and when I was little, I desperately wanted long, blond hair. I love playing tennis and watching (arguably cheesy) romance movies and TV shows, and (most importantly, of course) I’m really excited to serve as vice president!
Tobias Citron '15, Treasurer (Education)
Hi everyone. My name is Tobias, I'm a sophomore from New York City, and I am so excited to be the new treasurer of the CJL! I am planning on majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School and getting a certificate in Judaic Studies. I love the New York Knicks, am a huge Game of Thrones enthusiast, and think the movie Old School is just fantastic. I look forward to meeting those of you I don't know! I'm easy to find (very lanky).
Rachel Shuman '15, Secretary (Social Justice)
Hi! My name is Rachel Shuman. I am a sophomore, class of 2015. My hometown is West Bloomfield (often referred to as West Jewfield), Michigan. Aside from soccer and skiing, I also enjoy participating in activities that I am less than proficient at, including squash, singing Adele, and dancing to Backstreet Boys. My roommates would describe me as Jewish, messy, smelly, and the best roommate ever. I also enjoy mustaches of all types and sizes.
Ricky Silberman '13, President Emeritus (Recruitment)
Yoni Kirsch '16
Hi! I’m Yoni Kirsch and I’m a freshman from Cleveland, Ohio. I spent the last year in Ghana, as part of Princeton’s Bridge Year Program, volunteering and attempting to learn the local language, Twi (I can count to six). I don’t usually like movies, but I love Good Will Hunting. I am also obsessed with Arrested Development. I’m currently thinking about majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, but that changes every week.
Josh Pitkoff '16
Why hello there! Depending on who is updating the website, it may say
above that my name is Joshua, but you can/should/must call me Josh.
(That is what some people would call a "subtle hint" to come over and
say "Hi, Josh!") I'm a freshman from Pound Ridge, Westchester, New
York, USA and took a gap year in Israel last year. I'm also a
vegetarian but counter-intuitively not on the social justice
committee. Since we all know that only parents of 12th graders read
these: yes, writing The Dark Knight as my favorite movie on the
application turned out totally fine--your son/daughter can write it if
they want to. I guess it also helped that my father founded the
Just kidding, that's not real. But I bet some of you just tried to
Michelle Scharfstein '15
Social Justice Chairs
Sam Berens '15
Hi! My name is Sam Berens, and I am from Boulder, Colorado. If you know any stereotypes about the place, they're almost definitely true. Here at Princeton I'm studying Chemical and Biological Engineering and consequently not doing much else. I'm a member of AEPi (if you're a freshman please pretend you didn't read that), and my greatest hope is to someday, finally come up with a creative Halloween costume.
Shira Cohen '16
Shalom y’all! I’m Shira Cohen, a freshman from Charleston, South Carolina. When I’m not reading for HUM, you can catch me draaaawling and wearing gray, stripes, or both. I enjoy coloring in the lines, writing like Leonardo da Vinci, cooking industrial quantities of food, and grits. Fun fact: I was stung by a scorpion in Israel two summers ago :/
Bina Peltz '15
Hi everyone! I'm Bina Peltz and I'm from Philadelphia, PA. After 19 years of education experience, I am ready to embark on the inspiring journey that is the education committee of the CJL. I'm really excited to be on board and welcome any suggestions or ideas that you have, so please don't be shy! Mark Twain once said, "I have always let my CJL interfere with my education", and I plan to uphold that precedent. Feel free to hit me up if you want to grab some herring or gefilte. Looking forward to getting to know all of you!
Josh Stadlan '16
Hi, Josh Stadlan here. I'm a freshman from sunny Boca Raton, Florida (sure, next time I go home for break I'll say hi to your grandma), and I'm insulted that you're so surprised to hear I want to major in mechanical engineering. While I have your attention, I want to apologize for talking all of last semester about my wordplay seminar, which every freshman should take! Let's see, what else…oh, I really like Jewish education. Bible stuff, ethical stuff, prayer stuff, and stuff that can be portrayed through a Spongebob video on YouTube (hint: search Stadlan Purim). Otherwise, looking forward to meeting you!
Mackenzie Berman '16
Hi! My name is Mackenzie Berman and I'm a freshman from Woodmere, New York. I'm planning on majoring in Economics and getting certificates in Near Eastern Studies and Finance. I had blond hair until age 5 and a sense of humor until age 12. I enjoy procrastinating by watching Jake and Amir and can't stand when people don't know how to parallel park. The CJL has been a really large influence on my college experience so far and I am really excited to join the Student Board!
Charlotte Sall '16
Hi! My name is Charlotte Sall and I am a freshman from Newton, Massachusetts. I spent the last academic year on Princeton’s Bridge Year Program in Serbia which was INCREDIBLE. I definitely had a bit of separation anxiety from the Jewish world, though. That’s where the CJL comes in! I am super excited to be on the recruitment committee for the upcoming year. I don’t know what I want to study here, but I definitely love learning about different languages and cultures. I also love geography trivia, so if you have any crazy country fun-facts, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
Allie Lichterman '16
Hi! I'm Allie Lichterman, a freshman from Huntington Woods, MI. I hope to major in undecided with a certificate in vagueness. I love playing the violin and baking (although my cookies aren't quite up to CJL standards). I'm really excited to be a member of the CJL's first Projects Board and have been making macaroni necklaces, popsicle stick sculptures and finger painting to prepare. Send me your event and project ideas (please)!
Michal Wiseman '16
Hi, I'm Michal, and I'm a freshman from Teaneck, NJ, a place known for its staggering number of Jews, much like Princeton University -- I would say it was a pretty easy transition. For now I'm thinking of majoring in Psych, with a certificate in Neuroscience, but I've been known to change my mind about these things pretty often. So I'll let you know.
Yael Wollstein '15
Hi! I'm Yael Wollstein and I'm a sophomore Art History major. I'm from Pittsburgh, PA, the best city ever and home of one CJL prez Anna Rubin. I love Harry Potter, hockey and musicals and I try to leave Forbes as little as possible. I'm looking forward to helping people turn awesome ideas into events with the Projects Board!