Max is a junior in Civil Engineering. Raised in Arlington, MA, and educated at Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester, Max now lives in Saranap, CA, and attends Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek when he’s not at Purdue. Max attended URJ Camp Newman and Contra Costa Midrasha, worked as a religious school madrich, co-chaired a Jewish philanthropy club, hosted Israeli students and traveled to Israel on an exchange program, and founded a high school Jewish cultural club.
Max was inspired to be an active member of Hillel after attending Rosh HaShanah services in 2021; his first volunteer offering was a sermon for Yom Kippur eight days later, which led his Rabbi at B’nai Tikvah to request that he give a sermon there the following year. Ever since, Hillel has been his second home and place of sacred friendship and acceptance. It has renewed his passion for Jewish leadership inside and outside Purdue, and inspired him to incorporate Judaism into his personal life like never before.
Max has been experimenting with innovative religious programming since he joined Hillel, and is honored to lead a growing team of volunteers contributing their individual skills to create meaningful religious experiences at Hillel. He hopes that Hillel will continue to grow, evolve, and gain recognition as the primary synagogue of Purdue University.
After months of meetings with Purdue Administration, Hillel, and Chabad; we're pleased to announce that the University is moving forward and for the first time in Purdue's history
We are still gathering details, and will have more information in the coming weeks!