Our Team

Student Interns

Data Management Intern
Danny Beckerman is a sophomore at Tulane University from Boca Raton, Florida, majoring in Management and International Relations. As Data Management Intern, he is responsible for tracking all student involvement at Tulane Hillel. As a Tulane Jewish Leader (TJL), he is currently planning an event with Temple Sinai, a Reform Temple in uptown New Orleans where he teaches Hebrew to 5th graders. Danny is additionally a member of Tulane’s Trash to Treasure and is a part of the fraternity Phi Kappa Sigma.   To contact Danny, please email: dbeckerm@tulane.edu
Shabbat Intern
Shehan McFadden is a senior at Tulane University, pursuing her BA in both Anthropology and Philosophy.  During her first year at Tulane, she joined Tulane Jewish Leaders and has since helped set up for Shabbat dinners the past two years.  Now, as the Shabbat Intern, almost every Friday night, she leads Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv. Outside of Hillel, she serves on the Undergraduate Student Government as a Senator from the School of Liberal Arts. Additionally, she sits on the executive board of the Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council, the Tulane Anthropology Club, and the Philosophy Club. To contact Shehan, please email:...
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Birthright Intern
Lauren Rein is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia at Tulane University studying Neuroscience, Jewish Studies, and pre-med coursework.  As a Birthright Intern, Lauren is responsible for recruiting Tulane students to go on both winter and summer Birthright trips to Israel.  When she is not at Hillel, Lauren spends her time researching at the Children’s Hospital and volunteering with The Miracle League and ACEing Autism. She also participates in the Pre Medical Society and the Jewish Studies Student Organization at Tulane.  Lauren’s passion for Israel is contagious and she loves working with Hillel to assist other students’ journeys to Israel. To...
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Graphic Design and Marketing Intern
Frankie Kastenbaum is currently a sophomore at Tulane University from New York City, majoring in Digital Design and minoring in the School of Liberal Arts Management. As the Graphic Design and Marketing Intern, Frankie helps the Development Team with design and website work related to our digital marketing. Frankie is a former Orientation Coordinator for Hillel’s Engage NOLA program and serves as a Tulane Jewish Leader (TJL). She is also a member of both the sorority Sigma Delta Tau, and Tulane University for Israel (TUFI). When she is not at Hillel or in class, she can be found designing for...
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Development Intern
Sara Glick is a junior from Sudbury, Massachusetts. At Tulane University she is majoring in Communications and is a Jewish Studies and Social Innovation/Social Entrepreneur minor. As a Development Intern Sara assists with photography bookings, the monthly Newsletter, writing for Southern Jewish Life and the annual Telethon. She is also a member of Tulane Jewish Leaders and has put on many social events for Hillel. Outside of Hillel Sara is an active member of her sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi, has a passion for exploring New Orleans as well as traveling the globe.
Shabbat Intern
Josh is a sophomore from Springfield, OR pursuing a B.S.M. in Finance and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He has previously involved himself in Hillel by assisting the past 2 Shabbat Interns, and is excited to further serve the Hillel community as the current intern. Outside of Hillel, Josh works as a Changemaker Institute Fellow at the Taylor Center, an RA in Monroe and the sports Photography Editor for The Hullabaloo. He also serves on the officer boards for Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, Tulane Trash to Treasure and the Tulane Organ Donor Association.
Marketing & Social Media Intern
Lauren Perlmutter is a sophomore at Tulane University studying Psychology and Political Science. She is from Los Angeles, but has found her home away from home in New Orleans. This year Lauren is the Social Media and Marketing Intern and is looking forward to promoting Hillel events and engage even more students in our events as well as learn from and work alongside the incredible team at Hillel. Outside of Hillel, Lauren is a Science and Engineering Senator for USG, a tour guide, on the executive board for Tulane Lives Beyond Breast Cancer, and an active member in Alpha Phi...
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Graphic Design Intern
Samantha Gaynor is a sophomore at Tulane from South Florida pursuing a double major in Communication and Digital Media Production. Sammie joined the Hillel team this year as the Graphics Design Intern and the Photography Intern where she designs flyers and other promotional materials for Hillel events. Outside of Hillel, she serves as the Social Media/Tulane After Dark Public Relations chair for TUCP (Tulane University Campus Programming) as well as the Integration chair for TUBE (Tulane University Broadcast Entertainment). She is also an active member of her sorority Sigma Delta Tau and a singer in NJBeats, a Jewish a cappella group on campus. Sammie has...
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Bicep Fellow
Sarah is a fifth year student, from Baltimore, Maryland, pursuing her Master of Architecture. Sarah serves as the BICEP Intern, coordinating Israel themed events with past Tulane Birthright participants. Sarah has staffed two of the Tulane Hillel Birthright trips, and spent her summer in Tel Aviv, interning at an architecture firm while completing a travel fellowship funded by the Tulane School of Architecture. In conjunction with Hillel and TSA, Sarah co-leads the Sukkah Project, an annual design build of a Sukkah which challenges the design constraints of the traditional structure. At her time at Tulane, Sarah has been an active...
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Judaic Life Intern
Raphael Miller a sophomore at Tulane University from Northern New Jersey pursuing a triple major in Political Science, International Development, and French. When not doing homework, Raphi likes to spend time exploring New Orleans, engaging with the Tulane community, and watching Netflix. He is also a part of TJL, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Tulane Language Exchange Partnership, and Tulane French Association. As well, Raphi works at Temple Sinai religious school where he is a 5th grade teacher. To contact Raphael, please email: rmille12@tulane.edu
Building Intern
Grace Kuhlmann is currently a freshman at Tulane University from Los Angeles, California.  She is double majoring in Psychology and Cognitive Studies.  Her role as the building intern includes resetting the building after special events such as Shabbat every Friday and the Community Market on Sundays.  She is a member of the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Veggie Club, NAMI Club, and is also a receptionist at Hillel.  Grace loves Hillel and is thrilled to hold this position! To contact Grace, please email: gkuhlmann@tulane.edu