Below is a brief listing of the student groups for undergraduates housed at the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life.
Hillel Executive Board
The Hillel Executive Board consists of the Hillel president, the vice presidents of programming, membership, religious life, and Israel, and the secretary and the treasurer. They all help oversee all aspects of Jewish Life at Vanderbilt Hillel. Elections of these positions are held in February.
Hillel Programming Board
The programming board oversees Vanderbilt Hillel’s Social Programming efforts, elections are held each September for the 6 elected seats and the remaining 4 seats are appointed on an ad-hoc basis. The Board is chaired by the Executive Vice President.
First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) Board
The board created to empower our freshman class to create a Jewish community on the commons, to build a relationship with the existing members of Hillel, and to learn how to become a leader. The FYSH Board is a student run and led initiative with guidance from the Director of Engagement , Lawrence Tobin. Their goal is to bring together Jewish students on the Commons through social, religious, and academic programming.
Senior Leadership Initiative (SLI)
The Senior Leadership Initiative meets regularly, engaging in social, community service, networking, and educational activities in order to enhance the sense of a “senior class community,” establish connections between seniors and the Nashville Jewish community, and ensure that the bond between Hillel and our graduating students is an enduring one.
Religious Life Committee (RLC)
The RLC is a committee appointed by the executive board and staff to serve as a sounding board for the Vice President of Religious Life and the Executive board on issues of religious observance, most notably holidays and Shabbat. Additionally the RLC hosts educational and religious programs to engage students in these aspects of Judaism.
Events done in the past include, Purim Bar Night, Make your own Matzah Pizza Night, and the Annual Interfaith Chocolate Seder.