Nathan Schachter of West Hartford, a rising senior at the University of Connecticut studying marketing, will serve in the third cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. He will be one of 19 members of the cabinet who will help Hillel International’s leadership “directly benefit from the advice, opinions and perspectives of Jewish college students from throughout the world.”
Nathan became involved in UConn Hillel during his freshman year and has served on the student board for the past two years. During his first month of college, when a wave of terror attacks hit Israel in 2015, he co-organized a community-wide Vigil for Victims of Terror on campus. He has led initiatives including designing and maintaining UConn Hillel’s new website and mobile app, in addition to increasing Hillel’s presence on campus and beyond through social media and print marketing. Along with the Center for Judaic Studies, he organized a Kristallnacht event featuring a film screening and talkback with producer Joyce Mandell and director Michael King.
A 2011 graduate of Solomon Schechter Day School and a 2015 graduate of the Hebrew High School of New England, Nathan served as teen representative to the Mandell JCC’s board of directors.
He will spend this summer working in the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Shlichut & Israel Fellows Unit in Jerusalem, developing new educational content and assisting in the training of new shlichim. He spent his spring semester at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as part of the Nachshon Project, a fellowship for future leaders of the Jewish community.
Nathan is the son of Jonathan and Pamela Schachter of West Hartford.