Student Board

Avital Sabag


Hey Y'all, my name is Avital Daliah Sabag. I am a Georgia peach born and raised and a Junior at the University of Alabama. I am currently double majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice on the pre-law track. I am incredibly passionate about my Judaism and look forward to attributing to the flourishing of Chabad on our wonderful campus. 

David Siegal

Vice President

Shalom Y’all! My name is David Siegel, and I am honored to have been elected to served as YOUR Vice President of Programming for the upcoming year. Chabad has become my home away from home this past year, allowing me to express my Judaism like never before here in Tuscaloosa. As VP of Programming, I plan on implementing ideas and planning events that cater to YOU, a Jewish student at UA, and allows for everyone to have the best time possible living a Jewish life in Bama. Look forward to an amazing year of exciting programs and keep an eye out for what’s coming soon! Roll Tide!

Julia Zimmerman


I am a sophomore double majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am passionate about developing the Jewish community at Bama through Chabad. ​

Connor McClain


Hey everyone, I'm Connor! I'm from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm currently a Sophomore at the University of Alabama. I'm a Finance major, but when I'm not studying I love to go golfing and fishing. I love Chabad and everything they do, and I'm excited to be on the board. 

Sophia Ricciardi


Hi! My name is Sophia Ricciardi and I am a freshman from San Antonio, Texas! I am studying on the Pre-Med track here at the University of Alabama. I enjoy spending time with my friends and my dogs, shopping, photography, and kayaking in my free time! I am very excited to be serving on the Chabad Board of Jewish Students!

Seth Cohen

AEPI Liason

Hey I'm Seth Cohen. I love sports, music, science, and Judaism. My coolest thing as of late was playing for the United States tennis team in Israel this past summer in the Maccabia World Games and I won 3 matches in the tournament. I can't wait to go back to Israel. I also love to cook so if you want some dank Matzah Ball soup let me know.

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.

Chabad at Bama