Nadya Drukker is the Executive Director of the Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College. She was born into a vibrant Jewish home in Munkach, a small town in Western Ukraine, and emigrated to the United States in 1990. Nadya has a passion for Jewish life, community, Jewish identity, Jewish culture, Israel, and social justice through a Jewish lens. Nadya enjoys engaging with students, faculty, and alumni. While having fun is certainly at the top of her list, so is tackling important and pressing issues that affect not only Hillel and Brooklyn College but the entire Jewish community and Israel. For her work and accomplishments, Nadya was recognized by Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award from Hillel International, its highest professional honor. When she is not building a framework for vibrant Jewish campus life, Nadya enjoys travel and theater. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.
Stephanie Bruck oversees the Finances, HR, and Facilities. Prior to joining the Brooklyn College Hillel, she spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs in the IT Database Group. When Stephanie is not working at Hillel, she is working as a health coach or being a mommy to her 4 children. She has a passion for color and creativity and uses that in all aspects of life.
Yelena is graduate of Baruch College and always had a passion for community service and social action. Yelena is currently obtaining an MSW at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Since August of 2011 Yelena has been working at Tanger Hillel, first as the Program Director and now as the Assistant Director. She is originally from the Ukraine and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. After her college graduation Yelena spent a year volunteering in Kiev, Ukraine as a Jewish Service Corps (JSC) Volunteer with JDC. Yelena is dedicated to helping students find their Jewish journeys as they go through college and beyond.
Shira Boshnack is an educator par excellence, having graduated from Stern College for Women and Nova Southeastern University where she obtained her BA in Psychology and Masters in Education, respectively. A creative programmer and an energetic implementer, Shira enjoys teaching, cooking, and hosting upwards of seventy students in their apartment. Shira, is a Shadchan for YU connects, advocating for her students, and creating events that students can meet their Bashert in a comfortable environment. She is also a veteran Kallah teacher, educating her students for their next stage in life, with sensitivity and soul. Rabbi Reuven and Shira Boshnack met while they were working for NCSY in Suffolk Country, Long Island. They currently have four children: Levi, Gitty, Shimmy, and Chumie.
Rabbi Reuven Boshnack attended Yeshiva University, where he obtained his BS in Psychology, two Master’s degrees—one in education, the other in Mental Health—and semicha. Before working for OU-JLIC, Rabbi Boshnack served as a successful Rabbi and educator in Boca Raton, Florida. Along with his larger love for Chassidic writings, he has written and published a translation of the Sfas Emes on the parsha, as well as on izhbitz and Maharal. Known for his smiling disposition and sense of humor, Rabbi Boshanck energizes the halls of Hillel and the campus at large. When not giving shiurim, learning one-on-one with students, writing books, leading trips, or wandering around campus, he can be found playing with his children Levi, Gitty, Shimmy, and Chumie.
Rozeeta is an Engagement Director at the Tanger Hillel of Brooklyn College. Her Jewish Professional life started out with a simple Hillel internship that stemmed into countless Fellowships and her Israel involvement. She is very passionate about the young Jewish Millennial generation and devotes most of her time in engaging and guiding other young Jewish students. She loves to travel and is always interested in learning anything and everything that has to do with art and music. Two years ago Rozeeta discovered that she can sing and uses any excuse to share the music within her soul with the world. She also has this well-known addiction to staffing Birthright trips and has an ultimate goal to reach 30 trips before she turns 30. Overall she’s pretty funny, ambitious, talks too much and in her presence you’ll never get bored, it’s a guarantee.
Danielle is a multidisciplinary actress and NYC-native who runs The Pressure Players, an ensemble production company centered around elevating the performing arts industry. She is a first-generation American passionate about universal truths, building communities, and making a positive impact. In 2020 she graduated with distinction from CUNY Brooklyn with degrees in Theater and Journalism, as well as a deep love for the Tanger Hillel. In the last few years, she's worked internationally and extensively as a performer, tutor, and journalist.
Danielle recently reconnected with her heritage and Jewish identity via The Tanger Hillel and Russian-American Jewish Experience (RAJE). She is very grateful to the Springboard Fellowship for giving her the opportunity to circle back to her roots! Danielle is very excited to build multi-faceted creative programming that inspires joy and coexistence. In no particular order she loves to spend her free time traveling, dancing, bursting into song, and reading.
Itay was in the paratroopers as a volunteer, and then worked as a tour guide all over Israel, did many tours of birthright from East coast & West coast. His work in Israel prepared him for this new chapter to be an emissary at Hillel at Brooklyn College. He is excited to share Israel’s history, diverse cultures and interesting facts as he gets to know the Brooklyn College community.
Hillary is a first year MSW student at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and is joining the team as a social work intern. She studied Psychology, Art and Business at Binghamton University where she was in a Jewish sorority and involved within the community. She is originally from Long Island and now lives in NYC. Hillary loves dogs and her family is even a registered dog foster home. She also loves to travel and spent a semester abroad in Prague. She is passionate about helping students make the most of their college experiences and is excited to be a part of the team!
Sara graduated from Brooklyn College in 2017 with a degree in Judaic studies. She returned to school many years after marriage, while raising 5 children. Sara has worked as a volunteer, teaching marriage classes to brides of the Sephardic/Syrian community in Brooklyn, NY and Deal, NJ. Dealing with the sensitive issue of intimacy in Jewish marriage evolved the past two decades and Sara is currently pursuing a master’s degree in social work. It is her hope to become a licensed therapist to serve the needs of young adults and couples struggling in relationships and marriage. In her spare time, Sara enjoys teaching exercise classes, cooking and entertaining and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Sara is proud and excited to be part of the Brooklyn College Hillel team and is looking forward to a productive and enriching year.