Alumni Council

The Alumni Council serves as the primary networking and connecting body for BU Jewish alumni. Council members cultivate personal relationships with fellow alumni through regional and campus events and connect with current students for mentorship and networking opportunities. The minimum gift is a sliding scale based on years since graduation, with a minimum gift of $360 expected 10+ years post-graduation. Contact Ethan Sobel (esobel@bu.edu) to consider joining.

Erin Miller, Chair (CAS ’17 & SPH ’18) is presently a medical student in the NYU Long Island School of Medicine Class of 2022. During her time in college and graduate school, Erin served as the two-term president of the BU Hillel Student Board, student representative to the Jewish Cultural Endowment, senior research assistant for the Project on Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, and a member of the BU Hillel Board of Directors. Erin has continued her commitment to enriching Jewish life as the chair of the BU Hillel Alumni Council. Erin is committed to promoting innovative models of healthcare delivery to improve health equity and aid public health. She is pursuing this passion in a medical school program dedicated to bringing primary care to communities in need of expanded healthcare solutions. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the BU College of Arts and Sciences and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Maternal & Child Health from the BU School of Public Health. 

  • Molly Alstodt ’19 (NY)
  • Sophie Ashkinaze-Collender  ’18 (CT)
  • Sydney Berman ’19 (NY)
  • Sarah Besser ’19 (TN)
  • Deni Budman ’20 (VA)
  • Carmelle Dagmi ’19 (CA)
  • Blake Dickler ’18 (MD)
  • Normandie Essig ’20 (DC)
  • Allison Feld ’16  (PA)
  • Rebecca Fleischer ’15, 18 (PA)
  • Matthew Hinshaw ’19 (NY)
  • Felicia Gans ’17 (MA)
  • Jacob Gurvis ’20 (MA)
  • Matthew Hinshaw ’19
  • Anna Jacobs ’17
  • Erin Miller ’17, ’18
  • Molly Papermaster ’18 (CT)
  • Ben Pearlstone ’20 (NY)
  • Dynnor Shebshaievitz ’20 (NY)
  • Ethan Sorcher ’20 (MD)
  • Emily Singer ’15 (NY)
  • Maks Tensak ’18 (NY)
  • Lauren Weinberger ’17 (NY)
  • Amalia Zeitlin ’17

Natalie Goldberg (CAS & KHC ’17) will be starting her legal career as an Associate Attorney at Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia. During her time in college and law school, Natalie actively participated on campus through the BU Hillel Student Board, Sigma Delta Tau, moot court, and a legal clinic, among other organizations. Natalie is passionate about health care access, civil rights, and supporting the Jewish community. She also loves health & wellness, food, and travel! Natalie holds a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston University.

Rabbi Ben Keil (COM ’10, CAS ’10) serves at the Young Israel of Pelham Parkway in the Bronx.  After graduating from Boston University, he spent two years teaching in Upper Manhattan before taking a position at a synagogue on the Upper West Side, where he served as Executive Director for two years.  He and his wife Dana (SED ’11) spent four years living in Jerusalem where Rabbi Keil studied at the Gruss Kollel in Bayit Vegan and taught at Yeshivat Orayta in Jerusalem’s Old City before returning to New York City in the Summer of 2019.  He holds rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and a B.S. in Journalism and B. A. in Religion from Boston University.

Lauren Pyes (CGS’10, COM’12), enjoys being involved in the non-profit sphere both as a volunteer  and through her work as a fundraiser for Boston University. Pyes works to encourage students and young alumni to become active members of the BU community through philanthropy and other avenues for engagement.   Outside of work, Pyes is actively involved in Jewish life around Boston through her synagogue and Combined Jewish Philanthropies. She currently sits on the boards of CJP’s Campaign Cabinet and the Ben Gurion Society and enjoys volunteering through Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Pyes holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Communications from Boston University.

Terri Rosen (COM ’00) is the Executive Assistant at the Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore. 
After working for 13 years as Operations Coordinator for a financial planner, Terri joined the CJE after a long desire to move into the non-profit world. Following graduation from Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Terri was the marketing coordinator for an architecture firm in Boston before moving to Baltimore with her husband in 2003, where they now live with their 4 children. In 2011, Terri was instrumental in the founding of Ohr Chadash Academy (where her children attend) and served on the OCA Board of Directors, including two years as the Board Chair. Her volunteer work in the school added to her passion for education and led her to the CJE where her responsibilities include supporting the Executive Management Team, CJE board members, and the agency’s educational professionals.

Myles Ullman (QST ’19) is currently working in Boston, situated in an E-Commerce Rotation Program at Wayfair. He hopes to continue to hone his analytical and critical thinking abilities as he advances his career within the tech industry. Outside of work, he is passionate about food and travel and loves to meditate and play fantasy football. Myles studied Business Administration and Management with concentrations in Marketing and Operations and Technology Management at BU.

Helene Weiner (SHA ’11) is a Senior Global Learning Specialist at McKinsey & Company where she manages the online learning library and runs global for consultants specializing in Risk Management across the firm. Before joining McKinsey, Helene worked at a Healthcare Communications company managing the online and in-person learning programs across the company. Prior to that she worked for a luxury hotel chain in their Regional Sales Office. Helene received a B.A. in Hospitality Administration from Boston University and an M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.