Joshua Pitkoff '16, President (Holidays)
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. (subtle enough hint to say hello?) I'm a junior from Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, USA and took a gap year in Israel two years ago. 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 Pitkoff Company.
Just kidding, that's not real. But I bet some of you just tried to Wikipedia it.
Shira Cohen '16, Vice President (Social Justice)
Shalom y’all! I’m Shira, a junior in the History department from Charleston, South Carolina. You can usually 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, grits, and giving embarrassingly enthusiastic tours of the CJL. Fun fact: I was stung by a scorpion in Israel the summer before my senior year of high school :/
Josh Stadlan '16, Treasurer (Education)
Hi, Josh Stadlan here. I'm a junior 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!
Charlotte Sall '16, Secretary (Recruitment)
Hi! My name is Charlotte Sall and I'm a junior from Newton, Massachusetts. Before coming to Princeton, I spent a year on the Bridge Year Program in Serbia which was INCREDIBLE, but I definitely had some separation anxiety from the Jewish world. Luckily, when I got to campus, I immediately felt at home in the CJL, and now I'm the secretary and head of recruitment! I send weekly emails called "The State of the Jewnion (ha--get it?) to Princeton's Jewish community and help organize events and visits for perspective students. Outside of the CJL, I'm a sociology major pursuing certificates in linguistics and Judaic studies. That said, a good episode of Scandal, geography fun-facts, or a Rubix Cube can easily distract me from getting my work done. I look forward to meeting you and helping you love the CJL as much as I do!
Anna Rubin '15, President Emeritus (Education)
Heyyo! I'm Anna, a senior hailing from the great city of Pittsburgh, PA, also known as "the 412" or BlacknYellow, PA. I'm a Religion major with a Judaic studies certificate and no I don't know what I want to do with that after college...but it's fun now! When not furiously writing papers (read: making new Spotify playlists), I like to take naps around campus (especially while studying), watch the West Wing (currently in season 5, it's rough) and eat copious amounts of Stouffer's Mac and Cheese, or Wa Mac if I'm feeling adventurous. The only thing I like more than using parentheses is the CJL, and I could not be more excited to be on the board for a third year and education committee for the first time! 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!
Yoni Kirsch '16
Hi! I’m Yoni Kirsch and I’m a junior from Cleveland, Ohio. Before coming to Princeton, I took a gap 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 also love Arrested Development. I’ve finally settled on Economics as a major, after considering nearly ever department and switching between AB and BSE three times. I'm really excited to be on the Holidays Committee again and look forward to another great year with the CJL!
Gabe Fisher '17
Allie Lichterman '16
Hi! I’m Allie Lichterman, a junior from Huntington Woods, MI (see me to learn how to locate it on your hand). When not occupying the TV room I enjoy baking, playing the violin and tabling in Frist about hot button issues such as the importance of calling fizzy carbonated beverages pop and how to tell if a CJL chocolate chip cookie is crunchy or soft with one eye closed and your hands tied behind your back. I’m hoping to concentrate in board game studies with an emphasis on Parcheesi and a certificate in DDR. If that doesn’t work out, I might make do with History and Urban Studies. I’m so excited to be a part of the CJL Student Board this year!
Social Justice Chairs
Stefani Karp '15
Hi! I'm Stefani Karp, a senior from Alexandria, Virginia. You can call me Steh-FAH-nee (like Gwen Stefani) or Steh-FEE-nee (like linguine), but I generally prefer STEH-fuh-nee (pronounced exactly like Stephanie - just a little bit cooler, in my personal opinion). I'm majoring in Computer Science, so I guess that makes me a (pseudo)engineer. I'm a big fan of cheesy romance movies and forts (of the pillow/blanket variety), and I'm really excited to spend a third (but sadly... final) year on the CJL Student Board!
Josh Roberts '17
Hey there! My name in Josh Roberts, and I am a sophomore from sunny Miami, FL. During my first semester here at Princeton, I learned what winter is, how to take naps in random places, and exactly how long it takes to get from Forbes to late meal at Frist (9 minutes, 17 seconds, and 58 milliseconds for those of you who are wondering). My second semester will consist of counting down the days until the next season of House of Cards, and subsequently counting down the days until the next season of Game of Thrones. Two fun facts about me are that I used to be a model (see picture to the left) and that I almost always lie when telling fun facts about myself. As of now I am considering majoring in philosophy, politics, or indecisiveness, but I'm not sure which one to choose. I’m excited to be a part of the CJL Student Board, and I’m looking forward to a great year!
Yossi Quint '17
I’m Yossi and I am a sophomore from Riverdale, NY. Prior to beginning Princeton, I spent two years studying Jewish texts and philosophy in Jerusalem. When I finally arrived at Princeton, I was ready to learn new things, well sort of. After taking four Judaic studies classes last year, I have decided it is time to enter the world of Christianity and Islam. My adventure began this past summer when I lived in a Greek-Orthodox monastery in Northern Greece for a week with a few other Princeton students. While not studying religion or attempting to commune with the Divine, I enjoy long nature walks (actually) and advocating for the betterment of animals in the food industry. In addition to serving on the student board, I am the president of Namer, Princeton’s partnership minyan, and co-president of LGBTQ*J. I am also a member of the Religious Life Council at Princeton.
Sam Maron '17
Hey everyone! I'm a sophomore from the small town of Petersham, Massachusetts. This past year, I took a gap year through the program Kivunim (you should check it out) where I had the incredible opportunity to travel to countries across the globe and to study Hebrew, Arabic, and politics in Jerusalem. More importantly, I really like nachos, waffle fries, and lychee fruit (I'll see what I can do about getting some for lunch at the CJL). You can usually find me snoozing in/on Cannon Green/ Chancellor Green/Green Room. My favorite color is also green. I look forward to meeting you all!
Zahava Presser '17
I’m Zahava Presser, a sophomore from New York City. Before starting at Princeton, I spent a year in Israel where I learned some Torah and ate a lot of falafel. Before that, I spent 15 years at Ramaz. Today, I spend a lot of time painting and reading books for English classes and wearing funny winter hats. I have, until now, not taken a single final at Princeton and hope to continue this tradition.
Mackenzie Berman '16
Hi! My name is Mackenzie Berman and I'm a junior from Woodmere, New York. I'm majoring in Economics and planning on getting a certificate in Near Eastern Studies. 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. My experience on the Student Board over the past year has been outstanding and I am excited to serve another year!
Caroline Snowden '17
Hi there! My name is Caroline Snowden, and I am a sophomore from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. I'm currently in the integrated science program and considering a computer science major, which is one reason why the baristas at Small World Coffee and I are on our way to becoming BFFLs (reason number two is their cookies). Although I'm technically on the recruitment committee, I'd also like to say that if anyone ever needs someone to make midnight pancakes, have a Nerf war in the courtyard, or unreservedly belt country music with them, I'm your girl. Luckily, I'm rather identifiable by my distinctive curly blonde mane, so please don't hesitate to come say hello. Looking forward to a great year with the CJL!