High Holidays 2018
Jonathan  Kazakov

Jonathan Kazakov

David Project Intern
Hello all! My name is Jonathan Kazakov. I am a sophomore majoring in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. I am from Forest Hills, New York. The reason why I got involved in Hillel is because I grew up in a big Jewish neighborhood and have always been involved in Jewish life. When I came to Stony Brook, Hillel opened their arms and took me in as if I was a part of their family which is something that I cherish and love. I am a current David Project Intern as well as a Israel Liaison for Hillel and I hope to continue my experiences and memories with Hillel coming forward. 
Andrew Goldstein

Andrew Goldstein

David Project Intern
Andrew Goldstein is a David Project intern who likes long walks on the beach, long novels, and long coffee dates. He studies Journalism and pre-medical studies. In the past he has hosted events like coffee parties with College Republicans and College Democrats. He is hoping to meet new people who can attend and host events with him. Let him know if you have anyone in mind! 
Yonatan Hochberg

Yonatan Hochberg

Hasbara Fellow
Hi! I am Yonatan Hochberg AKA Yoni. I am currently a second semester freshman doing the pre-med track. I was born in Israel and grew up in Ramat Hasharon, I moved to Closter, NJ when I was 14 with my family. After high school I lived in Israel for 1.5 years. Since I moved to the US I have been involved in Jewish and Israeli programs such as Tzofim, Chabad, and now Hillel. I am looking forward to work with Hillel and expand my Israeli and Jewish identity here in the united states. 
Eilona Feder

Eilona Feder

Mishelanu Intern

Hey! My name is Eilona Feder. I am a junior majoring in biochemistry. I moved to Setauket, NY almost 3 years ago from Tel Aviv, Israel. From the moment I moved, I was looking for my fellow jews and Israelis in order to feel some connection to Israel. Even though I was in a different college until this year, Hillel and Mishelanu at Stony Brook made me feel like home with every Shabbat dinner, event or program that I was a part of. This year, as a Mishelanu intern, I hope to become more active at Hillel as the time goes by. Please contact me if you are an Israeli or an Israeli-American or anyone who would like to join our Mishelanu Israeli meetings and events. 

Miki Pokryvailo

Miki Pokryvailo

Mishelanu Intern

Hello! I'm Miki, a Junior double majoring in Computer Science and Applied Math. I moved to Hauppauge, NY about 11 years ago from Israel. As soon as I started studying at Stony Brook, I wanted to get involved with some sort of Israeli organization, and I was lucky enough to meet the Israel Fellow during one of my first days on campus. He made me feel very welcome, and asked if I wanted to join Mishelanu, the Israeli-American group on campus. I agreed, of course, and one thing lead to another, and I became a Mishelanu Intern. As an intern, I hope to increase Mishelanu's reach on campus, and introduce Israeli culture to as many people as possible. I'm working together with Eilona, the other Mishelanu Intern, to come up with exciting ideas for this year. If you would like to learn more about Israeli culture, speak a bit of Hebrew, or if you have any suggestions/ideas, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Neil Dasgupta

Neil Dasgupta

StandWithUs Emerson Fellow

Shalom, My name is Neil and this year I am a sophomore. I represent Stony Brook University for StandWithUs which is a very popular and large Pro-Israel education and advocacy group. My job is to bring events to campus that are both fun and educational when it comes to Israel and Zionism. I speak fluent Hebrew (half-Israeli) and I love being Jewish. Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people, and defending it is a duty for me.

Benny  Rahmani

Benny Rahmani

Hasbara Fellow
Benny Rahmani is a Junior year student at Stony Brook. His passion for Israel has led him towards numerous prestigious internships and fellowships. In winter 2016, Benny participated on the Hasbara Fellowships intensive training program in Israel, where he gained a lot of resources and knowledge on how to advocate for Israel successfully on campus. He is currently also the Soroff fellow at Stony Brook. Last spring, he tabled several successful events on campus including a t-shirt paint day for Israel Peace Week and an earth day campaign called "Think Green Think Blue". Benny was also a leader in planning the Start Up Nation Technology Fair this past spring, a panel and networking program with Israeli startups. Please feel free to contact him if you would also like to get involved. He can definitely help you with finding an internship in Israel and going on Birthright as well.