Aggie Hillel Delegation at Hillel International Global Assembly

(Left to Right) Executive Director, Rabbi Dan Aronson; Jewish Student Life Coordinator, Danielle Friedman; Assistant Director, Risa Bierman; Board of Directors Co-President, Nancy Brand; Board Advisor, Arthur Brand

Hillel International Global Assembly

Texas A&M Hillel’s professional staff, Rabbi Dan Aronson, Danielle Freedman and Risa Bierman, attended the 2017 Hillel International Global Assembly (HIGA), December 4-7, 2018, along with Board of Directors Co-President, Nancy Brand and her husband, Arthur Brand, and 1,100 other Hillel professionals, lay leaders, and donors from around the world.

The Brands attended Hillel International’s first-ever Global Leadership Conference, which brought together lay leaders and philanthropists for two days to learn about Hillel’s mission, vision and values, and to become more familiar with the inner-workings of Hillel’s Schusterman International Center.  The Brands and the professional staff attended a joint plenary on Monday night featuring a keynote address by Hillel International’s Executive Vice President Eric Fingerhut.

The Global Leadership Conference concluded on Tuesday morning and HIGA concluded on Thursday.  This annual conference offered sessions on professional development, programming, engagement, and provided the professionals with opportunities to share ideas with one another and to celebrate the collective accomplishments of the global Hillel movement.  We can’t wait to start using our newfound knowledge into Texas A&M Hillel’s programming!