JEWISH STUDENT UNION

Jewish student union

The Jewish Student Union (JSU) at Michigan State University is a voting member of ASMSU, MSU’s student government. Hillel (a non-university organization) and the JSU have a superior working relationship and join forces to create an energetic Jewish presence on campus.

The primary objective of the Jewish Student Union is to provide Jewish students with opportunities to explore their cultural and ethnic experiences. The JSU has many different umbrella groups that have regular and free programs open to the entire student body, faculty and staff at MSU. The JSU annually sponsors Welcome Week Events, Israel Fest, concerts, and many other programs that encompass all aspects of Jewish culture.

The goal of the JSU is to provide a wide variety of programming that caters to the interests of Jewish students and provide opportunities to explore Jewish cultural and ethnic diversity at Michigan State University. The JSU serves as the umbrella organization that supports the programs of a multitude of social, cultural and religious groups. It is co-sponsored and funded by the Associated Students of Michigan State University and the Lester & Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center. 

2021-22 Jewish Student Union Executive Board

President: Diane Zashin

Executive VP of University Relations: Jordan Robinson

VP of Community Programming: Avery Geller

VP of Educational Engagement: Melanie Soverinsky 

VP of Administration: Chloe Shemano-Krupp

2021-22 Jewish Student Union Representatives 

Senior Class Representatives: Robby Ashkinazi & Alex Scheier

Junior Class Representative: Sydni Rotenberg 

Sophomore Class Representatives: Becca Bienstock

ASMSU Representative: Ethan Price 

Interfaith Representative: Parker Renberg 

RHA Representative: Amanda Makemson  

2020-22 Jewish Student Union Chairs

Alternative Breaks Chair: Morgan Kravitz

Athletic Chairs: Will Bloomberg & Allie Lumberg 

Challah for Hunger: Molly Appel 

Jewish Business Association: Sam Segelbaum

Jews in Greek Life: Becca Einstandig & Zack Kam 

Jewish Pre-Medical Student Association: Dana Simon 

Jewish Women's Forum: Madison Hankin 

Jewish Life Chair: Sadie Kirschner 

Out of Towner Chairs: Hanna Marcus & Molly Altman 

Spartans for Israel Chair: Pelli Mechnikov

Student Culture Chair: Izzy Slesnick 

Tzedek Community Service Chair: Heather Sayles