Heart to Heart Welcomes New Hillel CEO Fingerhut In true Heart to Heart-style, we welcome former U.S. congressman and state senator Eric Fingerhut on his appointment as president and CEO of Hillel International and extend best wishes to outgoing president Wayne Firestone.
We enjoyed a positive working relationship with Wayne Firestone, who saw our work and vision as essential to the Jewish people's future and Hillel's work on campus. His tenure coincided with Heart to Heart's nascence and exponential growth into a movement of students on over 60 campuses worldwide, many of whom work closely with their local Hillels. Firestone's push to reach an ever-changing Jewish student constituency and his not being satisfied with the status quo led him to work on expanding Hillel’s domain beyond its doors and to a broader range of Jewish students.
Heart to Heart and Hillel both share a commitment to strengthening students' Jewish identities and leadership, to ensure the future of the Jewish people. We are specifically united through our investment in student-based relationship building and community organizing, and in building vibrant, meaningful, and sustainable Jewish communities.
We look forward to a continuing partnership with Hillel under Eric Fingerhut’ leadership.