Leadership

Staff

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Rabbi Sara Rich, Executive Director
Rabbi Sara views early adulthood as a key time for meeting people and learning about one’s self, and she invites all undergraduate and graduate students to check out Hillel as a place Buffalo for them to engage in this exploration in a Jewish context. Now in her sixth year as Hillel of Buffalo's Executive Director, Rabbi Sara has brought new opportunities for Jewish learning, travel, career development, and community networking to hundreds of students each year.
Prior to joining the staff in 2017, Rabbi Sara served as the Director of Education at the Hillel of Princeton University for six years. In her role, she worked with students on leadership development and community-building, and taught numerous classes at the Hillel in topics such as Jewish Biomedical Ethics and Judaism 101.
Rabbi Sara was ordained in 2011 from the New York campus of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. She subsequently earned a Certificate in Experiential Jewish Education in 2015 from Yeshiva University and completed Hillel International’s Weinberg Accelerate executive training program in 2016.
Earlier, Rabbi Sara served as a student rabbi in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and Brampton, Ontario. She also worked at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Greene Family Camp and as a chaplain intern at the Bellevue Hospital Center. Rabbi Sara earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.A. in Hebrew Literature from HUC-JIR. Today, Rabbi Sara resides in Williamsville with her husband, Ezra, and their daughters, Miriam, Sivan and Naomi.


Contact: – rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org

Logan Woodard, Director of Engagement

Logan Woodard is the Director of Engagement. Logan was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, where he first realized his passion for Jewish Life, Israel, and SU basketball. Before attending the University at Buffalo, Logan enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard. Logan graduated from the University at Buffalo in February 2017 where he studied History and Judaic Studies. Logan is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at his alma mater and continue his involvement with Hillel. In his free time, you can find Logan enjoying coffee, watching HGTV, and pursuing his passion for martial arts.


Contact:  logan@hillelofbuffalo.org

Zoe Felber, Springboard Intrapreneurship Specialist

Zoe Felber is the Springboard Intrapreneurship Specialist. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio with her twin sister, parents, and dog. In high school, Zoe became more active in the Jewish community, and in college, she discovered her passion for working in the Jewish community as a student leader. Zoe graduated early from Ohio University’s OHIO Honors Program in December 2021 with a BA in English–Creative Writing and certificates in Diversity & Inclusion and Entrepreneurship. As her college career continued, she held three summer internships in the Jewish nonprofit world: the first with the Hebrew Free Loan Association, Cleveland, the second with the National Council of Jewish Women, Cleveland (NCJW/CLE) through the Cleveland Hillel Summer Internship Program, and the third with NCJW/CLE as a marketing intern. Through these experiences, she developed skills in event planning, project management, adaptability, copywriting, social media, fundraising, and marketing. Post-graduation, she worked for an organization called InMotion, a Cleveland nonprofit dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s disease feel better every day. Here, she developed communications and administrative skills. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, and trying new foods. Now, she’s excited to meet the students and help guide their innovative, Jewish ideas!

Contact: zoe@hillelofbuffalo.org

Board of Directors

Officers

Marc Adler - President

Dr. Iris Danziger - Vice President

Laura Hemlock - Vice President

Max Medwin - Treasurer

Dr. Jeffrey Lackner - Immediate Past President

Members

Dr. Philip Glick

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg

Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein

Chloe Komorowski

Mac Neuwirth

David Oestreicher

Richard Ridenour

Noah Rifkin

Stephen Yonaty