Engagement Internship

Our team of Engagement Interns work together to be friends and guides for those who want to find their way into the Hillel community and don’t know how.

You may already know them and if you don't they are happy to meet you. These students reach out and get to know fellow students on campus who are looking to do something Jewish and aren't sure what that means.


David Barer

Senior Engagement Intern

David is a fourth year from Berkeley, CA, studying Economics and Computer Science. On campus, he is involved in TAMID Group, a finance and consulting RSO, and used to work in the Reg. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, hiking, and finding exciting places to eat in Chicago. David is looking forward to being back as an engagement intern this year and continuing to build the Hillel community.  

Vicky Berman

Senior Engagement Intern

Vicky is a third year from the northern suburbs of Chicago double majoring in Public Policy and Sociology, while minoring in Russian and East European Studies. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, watching documentaries and drinking excessive amounts of coffee. Vicky is so excited to continue her involvement with the Hillel community this year as an Senior Engagement Intern!

Aidan Aronoff

Engagement Intern

Zoe Benjamin

Engagement Intern

Zoë is originally from Oakland, California studying sociology with a minor in inequality, social problems, and change. She is taking the year off to work for a nonprofit aspiring to break the access barrier to STEM education and nature among children in Chicago. In her free time she loves working with children, cooking, and spending time outdoors. You can usually find her lounging on the quad in her hammock.

Zach Cogan

Engagement Intern

Zach Cogan and is one of Hillel’s engagement interns. He is a second year double majoring in economics and film. He is the vice president of IFJ and is working on an independent study project with a professor. He ran track and cross country in high school and love to go on runs around Hyde Park.


Emily Feigen

Engagement Intern

Daniel Gilbert

Engagement Intern

Eliza Loewenberg

Engagement Intern

Eliza is a second year from Stamford, CT looking to pursue a degree in global studies and potentially minors in Arabic and data science. Outside of Hillel, she is involved in Women in Business and TAMID, and works as a B’nei Mitzvah tutor. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and listening to music. Eliza is so excited to join the Hillel community this year and get to know you as an Engagement Intern!

​​Aidan is a second year from Michigan and is pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Outside of Hillel, he works at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats and is involved in Model UN in MUNUC. When he's not drowning in work, he likes to go on nature hikes, go exploring downtown, and watching murder mysteries and/or trashy reality shows. 

Emily is a spicy second year from Potomac, Maryland and plans on majoring in chemistry with a minor in Italian. She is also a member of the UChicago women’s lacrosse team and works with a biochemistry laboratory with the UChicago Marine Biology Laboratories (virtual, of course!). She also has an unhealthy obsession with all things pasta (cooking, eating, etc.) and is currently learning to play the guitar. Above all, Emily is so excited to be an Engagement Intern and continue her involvement in the Hillel community!

Daniel is a second year from Oakland, California majoring in Economics and Computer Science. Outside of Hillel, he plays rugby for the university and is involved in Tamid. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Chicago and riding trains around the Midwest. He's excited to be more involved in the Hillel community this year.


Olivia Schaffer

Engagement Intern

Eric Shagrin

Engagement Intern

Eric Shagrin is a 2nd year from Boca Raton, Fl studying Computer Science and potentially Law, Letters and Society. On campus, he’s involved in Eckhart Consulting, the Institute of Politics, and the office of admissions. In his free time, he enjoys listening to TED-talks, telling his friends they should look at how pretty the quad is, and dancing in rooms where dancing is downright unacceptable. He’s very excited to be part of the Hillel community and meet some awesome folks! 

Noah Sugerman

Engagement Intern

Noah is a rising second year from Los Angeles looking to pursue a degree in history and economics. Outside of Hillel, he works with admissions and is involved with the pro-bono consulting group Pareto Solutions. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, playing guitar, and playing with his dog Chunk. Noah is very excited to join the Hillel community this year as an Engagement Intern! 

Olivia is a second year from New York City and is majoring in Molecular Engineering. She plans to specialize in biology and immunoengineering and is on the pre-med track. Outside of class, she works in an optics lab, is co-chair if the MEDLIFE community service committee, and hopes to get certified as a first responder. She enjoys cooking, yoga, true crime podcasts and documentaries, and traveling.