Student Board

  • Leah Chasin

    Class of 2017 - Oak Park, CA
    Hello! My name is Leah Chasin and I am a junior studying Digital Communication Arts at the wonderful Oregon State University. It has been such a rewarding experience being a part of Oregon Hillel on the Corvallis campus and to watch us grow in both numbers and closeness. I have always loved being a part of the Jewish community and I am excited to build that sense of community at Oregon State and the University of Oregon.  In addition to serving as President, I also work on campus as a Tour Ambassador for the Office of Admissions where I engage incoming freshman and transfer students. Both of these roles have been incredibly rewarding for me and have truly enriched my college experience.  In my free time I love hanging out with friends (most of which I’ve met at Hillel), exploring all the outdoor beauty Oregon has to offer, and figuring out how to be an adult. I’m looking forward to another great year with Oregon Hillel and can’t wait to meet more smiling faces
  • Rachel Chodorow-Reich

    Director of Jewish Student Life - Oregon State University

    Rachel brings a diverse background of Jewish, spiritual, and ritual experience, as well as decades of group building, leadership development, and coaching. She is thrilled to support Oregon State Jews in drawing on our huge gift of connection to thousands of years of tradition, family lineage, spiritual and life guidance, and a global tribe of diverse people with diverse connections to our heritage. She is here to encourage all strands of Jewish Beavers to find and build their Jewish home at OSU. It is also her priority to build relationships and allyships with other ethnic/racial/religious/cultural groups on campus and in the community.

    Rachel has led Jewish rituals and discussions with Jews and non-Jews age five to eighty-five in synagogues, at summer camps, in homes, at Google, and in the ocean and wilderness. She loves Jewish/camp singing around a campfire, and celebrating the ancient practices of Jews in connection with nature through Wilderness Torah and the larger Jewish Outdoor Food, Farming, and Environmental Education and justice movements. She enjoys supporting people in researching and sharing their lineage, doing historical/ancestral grief work, and creating rituals that feel meaningful for many occasions and rites of passage.

    Originally from Berkeley, CA, Rachel studied Education and Africana Studies at Brown University and loves living in beautiful Corvallis with her partner.

  • Sam Albert

    VP of Communications
    Class of 2017 - Beaverton, OR

    Greetings!  My name is Sam Albert, I am a senior finishing my studies in chemical engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).  After graduation from OSU, I plan on pursuing a doctorate in chemical engineering.  When I am on campus, I can almost always be found either; getting a workout in at the Dixon Recreational Center, typing away in Kelley Engineering Center’s computer lab, or lounging in the Memorial Union.   Growing up, I played competitive baseball, soccer, and took a shot at track and field for a season.  This experience, growing up playing team sports, has manifested itself in my everyday-life – through personal interactions with individuals and in the Hillel community.  The welcoming atmosphere that Hillel cultivates, allows me to establish and maintain diverse friendships.  I am therefore grateful for the opportunity to serve on the 2016-17 board.  I look forward to increasing our visibility on campus in the upcoming year.      

  • Spencer Newcomb

    VP - Tzedek
    Class of 2018 - Portland, OR
    I am a Junior at Oregon State University, studying Business Management and Finance. I love listening to music and playing guitar. I'm also a huge fan of the Portland Trailblazers and Cincinnati Bengals. I'm passionate about helping other Jewish students find a sense of community here at OSU through Hillel as well as helping them discover how they can express Judaism in their life.
  • Steven Nemer

    VP of Fundraising and Treasurer
    Class of 2017 - Portland, OR
    Hello! My name is Steven Nemer and I am a super-senior here at Oregon State University. I was born in Portland, raised throughout the west coast, and have now come full circle back to Portland. Through Birthright I went to Israel after my Junior year and enjoyed every day of it. That experience has spiked my engagement with the Jewish community through Hillel. My organizational involvements have helped make my college experience outstanding. I have served on the Interfraternity Council, Memorial Union Advisory Board, Educational Activities Committee, and as Recruitment Chair for the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta. In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, working out, and country western dancing. Serving as the VP of Fundraising and Treasurer of OSU Hillel means more to me than just raising and keeping track of money. This is an opportunity to help build a home for the Jewish community of our campus. For my position on the board I will bring creativity to the process of how we raise and use our funds. As a member of the board I will do my best to support every facet of our organization.
  • Zohar Hoter

    VP - Religious & Cultural
    Class of 2019 - Lake Oswego, OR

    Hi, my name is Zohar Hoter and I’m a sophomore at Oregon State University. I am Majoring in Mechanical Engineering with minors Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering. My free time is split between geeking out over airplanes and being a part of the OSU Jewish community. I am the only one in my immediate family not born in Israel, and Judaism has been a large part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was ecstatic to find a welcoming Jewish community at OSU, and after becoming one of the founding fathers of OSU Alpha Epsilon Pi I’m looking forward more than ever to being religious and cultural VP.

Email Sign-Up

Oregon Hillel

1059 Hilyard Street
Eugene, OR 97401-3716
(541) 343-8920


Supported by:

Jewish Federation Logo.

Jewish Federation of Lane County.

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation logo.