The Hillel International Student Cabinet is a selective leadership opportunity for current undergraduate students. The cabinet serves as a vehicle to connect the global Jewish student community and as an advisory council to Hillel International’s leadership in its efforts to engage Jewish college students worldwide.
This year, Avery Adelman, a rising Junior at Emory studying cultural anthropology and Chinese studies, was one of 17 students from all over the world selected to help guide the International Hillel movement. “It is a great honor to have been selected and for the chance to represent Emory Hillel on this international committee representing over 850 global campuses,” explains Avery. “It is extra exciting to be representing the whole of Hillels of Georgia and making sure there is a southerner’s voice in the room!”
Avery is an experienced leader who last year chaired Emory Hillel’s Keshet Council, a Hillel student club advocating for and creating a safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ students at Emory. Through her role on the Hillel International Student Cabinet, she not only intends to represent the voices of southern and Georgian Jews but to bolster Hillel’s efforts to fight antisemitism on college campuses.
Avery embodies Hillel’s vision of inspiring the next generation of Jewish leaders. The Georgia and Atlanta community are so proud to have one of our own students representing the interests of our community on an international scale. Kol Kavod, Avery!