At Hillel: Rabbi Joe directs the Hillel Foundation, supervises programming staff, works with Board of Directors, represents Jewish community to University administration, chairs the Interfaith Center and serves as a chaplains, serves on University committees, directs Jewish religious life, works on large scale programs, teaches University courses and study groups, Rabbi for Stony Brook Havurah – Conservative minyan, Chaplain at Long Island State Veterans Home
At Home: Rabbi Joe is beginning his 38th year as a Hillel Director this fall, and his 35th year at Stony Brook. He loves working on the campus, shmoozing with students, telling stories and jokes, and teaching Torah. He has a BA in Humanities/Judaic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in Contemporary Jewish Studies and Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University, and Rabbinic Ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion. His wife, Susan Remick Topek, is an Early Childhood Education specialist at the Jewish Education Project and the author of seven Jewish children's books. They have three married daughters and five grandchildren. Rabbi Joe's area of academic interest is American Jewish military history, a subject on which he has lectured and published extensively. He has lectured for the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, the Jewish Museum, the New York Jewish Historical Society, and many others.
At Hillel: Shaina serves as the advisor to the Hillel Student Club, she supervisors the Peer Network Engagement Interns, and oversees programming for Hillel.
At Home: Shaina is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She did her undergraduate at Syracuse University. She worked for Syracuse University in their Office of Judicial Affairs after graduating and before going to graduate school at Penn State University. At Penn State, Shaina worked for the Parents Program while pursuing her M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Shaina also worked a summer internship for Northeastern University in Boston, MA as the Program Coordinator for Orientation Programs.
Shaina loves working with students and planning programs. If you ever have any ideas for Hillel programming or want to help out at events contact Shaina.
Stop by the Hillel office or feel free to send an email to [email protected]!
At Hillel: Stacy is responsible for engaging current donors and supporters of Stony Brook Hillel, as well as cultivating relationships with new prospects. Stacy is passionate about this mission of Hillel, and is honored to share the meaningful opportunities that Hillel has to offer our students and our community. Stacy looks forward to meeting the people who have so generously been part of Stony Brook Hillel’s continued growth.
At Home: Stacy grew up in Old Westbury, before spending 20 years in Manhattan. Stacy has lived the past six years in Sag Harbor. She was an English Literature major at Skidmore College. Prior to Hillel, Stacy was a fund raiser for several art non-profits on Eastern Long Island, as well as for UJA. While in the city, she worked in Corporate Sponsorship, and as a publicist. Stacy is passionate about her Jewish identity, and is delighted to bring this joy to her position as Director of Development.
At Hillel: As Stony Brook Hillel's Jewish Agency Israel Fellow, Tal engages students to enhance their knowledge base about Israel. In order to accomplish this important goal, he facilitates Israel cultural and educational programs on campus, recruits students to participate in programs in Israel, and reaches out to students to help them connect to Jewish life through connections with Israel.
At Home: Tal served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces from 2009-2014 and has studied at Israel's Open University for a BA in political science, international relations, and communications. He is a native of Haifa where he also served as Chairman and CEO of the Haifa Youth Council.
Rabbi Delman grew up in Silver Spring, MD. After graduating from Yeshiva High School in 2000, Dave spent the next 5 years studying at various Torah institutions in Israel which culminated in receiving his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva Ohr Somayach. In 2003 Dave married Tova Kober, and together they began a lifelong passion for Jewish outreach. Out of their home in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Tova and Dave undertook a program for at risk teenagers. The program was an instant success and many people today lead productive and fulfilling lives due to their efforts. In 2006 Tova and Dave moved to Austin, Texas to continue their outreach work at the University of Texas. After just one year, Rabbi Dave and Tova accepted a position entailing greater responsibility with R.O.O.T.S at Stony Brook University. Simultaneously, Dave completed graduate school at the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler program and now practices Social Work part time, and all while devoting himself to the Jewish students at S.B.U. Now residing adjacent to Emet headquarters in Kew Gardens Hills, Rabbi Dave and his wife continue to open their home and their hearts to hundreds of college students every year! Dave and Tova have 6 beautiful children, Pinchas, Sara Bracha, Tzivia Ahuva, Yocheved Gittel, Kayla, Chezki.
Rabbi Ori grew up in Canada. He moved to Stony Brook from Gush Etzion, Israel, where Rabbi Ori studied for smicha at Kollel Torat Yosef on the campus of Yeshivat Machana'im (formerly "Hamivtar").
Prior to this, they lived in Tzfat where Rabbi Ori studied at the Israeli Hesder Yeshiva and Nora at the Machon Alte Seminary.
Rabbi Ori runs the Stony Brook Hebrew Congregation (the Orthodox Shul)
At Hillel: Lisa is responsible for processing, entering and acknowledging donations and assisting with High Holidays and other community events.
At Home: Lisa is a 1985 Stony Brook alumna with a BA in Psychology and Sociology. After graduation, she went on to earn her Paralegal Certificate and worked in law as well as in retail and sales.
Growing up, Lisa attended many years of Cejwin Camps, which at one time was the largest Jewish sleepaway camps in the county. She was a member of Young Judea as well as several other Jewish youth groups. She spent much of her time at Bronx House which is a UJA supported Community Center. Lisa is married to a fellow Stony Brook alum and has three children who range in age from a college student to an elementary school student.
At Hillel: Directs kosher supervision of Delancey Street and serves as the Executive Director of ROOTS (Reaching Out for Opportunities in Torah Studies)
At Home:Rabbi Adelman serves as the Rabbi for the Young Israel of Huntington. He has 12 children and over 40 grandchildren!