Pomona College Student Hannah Crumme Appointed to National Hillel Board
Hannah Crummé, a Pomona College junior, has been named to the Board of Directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, which has affiliates on over 500 campuses around the world. Crummé is one of six new student members appointed to the Board of Directors, which is comprised of more than 80 key representatives from the United Jewish Communities leadership, college students, Hillel professionals, faculty and delegates at-large. It is the organization’s highest decision-making body.
“By appointing these student leaders to our Board, Hillel recognizes the valuable perspectives they will bring to the organization,” Hillel President Wayne Firestone said. “Enriching the lives of Jewish students is our mission. We could not fulfill this goal without their meaningful insights and recommendations.”
On the Hillel Board, Crummé serves on the Campus Advancement Committee and the Hillel in the Former Soviet Union Committee. She will also help set policy on how Hillel affiliates can better serve the Jewish communities on their campuses. “I’m looking forward to working in an adult business setting and seeing the management of a profound and large non-profit from a first hand perspective,” says Crummé. “I’m also looking forward to meeting with a global Jewish community and seeing how I can help amplify the Jewish community in Claremont.”
On campus, Crummé serves as a Jewish peer intern, head mentor for the Jewish Mentor Program and as Hillel’s Liaison to Committee for Campus Life and Activities at Pomona. In programming activities, she explains that she tries to reach out to secular Jews and those of mixed heritage. “I myself am only part Jewish and consider that an integral part of my experience.” Among the most popular activities she’s organized were a Stand-Up for Peace show featuring Jewish and Muslim comedians and a klezmer band performance at The Motley.
A resident of Corvallis, OR, Crummé is an English major and is also involved with KSPC, the Pomona College radio station, and the Metate, the College’s yearbook.
Pomona College is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools. Hillel at the Claremont Colleges serves all of the consortium’s students, faculty and staff.
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Pomona College Class of 2008
Rabbi Leslie Bergson
Director of Hillel at The Claremont Colleges
Phone: (909) 621-8824