University of Alabama

Hillel Student Organization


Executive Director

Lisa Raymon Besnoy currently serves as the Executive Director of the Bloom Hillel Student Center at The University of Alabama.  Lisa is an alumna of The University of Alabama where she earned a BA in Industrial Organization and Interdisciplinary Psychology and a PhD in Educational Research Statistics, Evaluation and Assessment. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi and is licensed in the states of Alabama and Ohio as an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist.

Lisa is passionate about Jewish Life on campus and welcomes visitors to tour Hillel or join our student community for Shabbat dinner.  Schedule your visit today!

Lisa Raymon Besnoy, PhD.
(205) 523-4646 – Cell
(205) 348-2183 – Office


Bama Hillel interns are a vital part of our programming, building operations, and student engagement.  They gain valuable knowledge and experience in the fields of Jewish communal service and non-profit organizations, and have the opportunity to work closely with their fellow students and adult advisers to help make our growing Hillel one of the most vibrant in the region.


Rebecca Weiner

Ariel Goldt

Bennett Pollack

Charlie Eigner

Emily Appel

Elizabeth Averbuch

Liz Hemmer

Marlie Thomspon

Nicky Siegel

Rebecca Pollock

Sarah Hochauser

Sammy Sikora

Saul Gerstenfeld

Josh Bloomston


Hillel also has a more traditional student board, which gives our students – ranging from freshmen to graduate students – an opportunity to get hands-on experience in student leadership. Our board works hard on all of Hillel’s exciting programming. We are so pleased that our student board members- as well as our interns- hail from all across The United States.

President: Rebecca Weiner
Executive VP:  Saul Gerstenfeld
Secretary:  Emily Cohen
VP of Finance:  Haylie Keller