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Chabad Student Board 2023

Matt Hartley

Executive Board Member


Hello, my name is Matt Hartley and I’m a freshman here at UA. I'm from the Birmingham area, specifically Pelham. I’m the Social Chair for my fraternity, AEPi, and my major is Economics. I’m excited to join the Chabad Board to help others along this path of faith and growth.

Sam Sigal

Executive Board Member


Hi, I’m Sam. I’m originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I’m a junior here at UA studying music education. I’m also a member of the Million Dollar Band. This will be my third year on the board, and I can’t wait to further serve our Jewish community! 

Kyra Berger

Executive Board Member


My name is Kyra Berger and I am from Birmingham Alabama. I am a chemical engineering major on the pre-med track. I am so excited to be serving on executive board of Chabad for my second year and cannot wait to further serve the Jewish community on campus. 

Sam Risner

Executive Board Member


My name is Sam Risner, and I’m from Alpharetta, Georgia. I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. I’m looking forward to serving on the Chabad board as I have really enjoyed getting involved with Chabad over the past year.

Melissa Guigui

Executive Board Member


Hi, I'm Melissa. I'm currently a Sophomore here at UA, Majoring in Marketing. Originally I was born in South Carolina, but grew up in Knoxville, TN. Chabad on campus has been my second home here at Alabama and I’m so excited to see what the new board will accomplish this year!

Jack Geiger

Executive Board Member


I am Jack Geiger from Mount Airy, Maryland.  I am studying Criminal Justice to get a job in National Security. I joined the Chabad Executive Board after going to their Shabbat during the Fall semester and having a great time. I hope to expand the Jewish community at the University of Alabama with this position. This summer, I will be doing a fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama that will have me educating the underprivileged communities that reside in the city. 

Nathan Nislick

Executive Board Member


Hi, I’m Nathan Nislick! I’m currently a sophomore from Framingham, MA. I am majoring in Political Science, on the pre-law track. Prior to attending The University of Alabama, I took a gap year living in Israel, fostering a love for involvement in the Jewish community. I am excited to be a part of the Chabad Board and continue to grow my passion for Judaism. 

Josh Krakovsky

Executive Board Member

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Hi, my name is Josh Krakovsky. Born in San Francisco, I now live in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. I'm currently a sophomore at UA and a Finance major in Culverhouse. I'm ecstatic to be a part of Chabad Board and can't wait to work towards fostering a strong Jewish community.

Chloe Kowalski

Executive Board Member

My name is Chloe Kowalski and I am from Gulf Shores, Alabama. I am a Junior and a Secondary Education math major. This is my second year on the Chabad board, and I am so excited for what is to come this year! Chabad is my second home, and I love being on board to be able to give back to our community.  

Tamar Oren

Executive Board Member

Hi, I am Tamar! I am from Marietta, Georgia, and am currently a freshman here at UA, majoring in Psychology. I am so excited to be serving on the Chabad Executive Board! I hope to help others connect themselves more to their Jewish identity and grow our Alabama Jew's pride! 

JJ Chehab

Executive Board Member

My name is JJ Chehab. I am a sophomore studying finance at the university from Evanston, Illinois, and I am excited to begin my second year on the board. Outside of Chabad, I am involved with the Alabama Rocketry Association and am secretary of my fraternity. Chabad provides a home away from home that allows me to engage with my religion in a tight-knit community. I look forward to furthering my involvement with the organization to expand and enhance the Jewish experience at Alabama in 2024!

Matthew Glatt

Executive Board Member

My name is Matthew Glatt, and I am a freshman from Hopewell Junction, New York. I am majoring in Computer Engineering while also doing AFROTC. I wanted to be on the Chabad board so I can do my part to make sure Jewish students here at the University of Alabama have a home on campus and feel welcomed the way I did. 

Becky Sigal

Executive Board Member

Hi, I’m Becky. I’m originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but have been living in Fairhope, AL for a few years. I’m a freshmen majoring in music education and also a member of the Million Dollar Band. I’m so excited to be serving on the Chabad Executive Board to help other Jewish students feel at home and welcomed. 

Lauren Schneiderman

Executive Board Member

Hello! I'm Lauren Schneiderman. I am from Johns Creek, Georgia, and I am a junior at UA. My major is Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. I am on the Pre- PA track. A fun fact is that I am also on the Varsity Women’s Rowing Team! This is my first year on the Chabad Executive Board, and I am super excited to contribute to the Jewish community here on campus. 

Samuel McCullen

Executive Board Member

Hello, my name is Samuel McCullen. I am a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in Mathematics. I am originally from Daytona Beach, Florida. I am very excited and grateful to be able to support the Jewish community as a member of the Bama Chabad Student Board.


Each of us can serve as a leader. And one leader creates another and another, ad infinitum, just as one candle’s flame lights another and another until the once-impenetrable darkness has turned to brilliant light.


We always welcome new program ideas and assistance, so contact us if you'd like to serve as a member of the board. You can be an integral part of a dynamic circle of Jewish students at Bama who are using their talent to make a difference.
Add your voice and feel the difference you make. Together we can keep the flame of Judaism shining brightly in the UA community and beyond.

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