The Board of Directors of Hillel at Binghamton announced that Ira Glasser, who graduated from Binghamton University in 2005, will lead the Hillel at Binghamton team as the organization’s first chief executive officer. His appointment is the culmination of a search process conducted in partnership with Hillel International and led by Hillel at Binghamton board members. “At every step of the search process, Ira impressed us with his deep passion for Hillel at Binghamton’s mission and vision, his love for Jewish educational engagement and his thoughtfulness,” said members of the Hillel board.
Glasser comes to Hillel at Binghamton after a career in Jewish educational leadership, most recently serving as the director of Jewish life and learning at the Rodeph Sholom School in New York. He brings experience in program and staff management with an eye toward mission alignment, as well as an ability to develop relationships across organizations. His connection to Hillel goes back to his time as a student, when he served as Hillel at Binghamton’s student president. He was also active in a number of other student groups, served as the school mascot (Baxter the Bearcat) and gave the 2005 student commencement address. Glasser said that he is excited to combine his passion for the student experience at Hillel at Binghamton with his interest in Jewish education and communal work.
Glasser will start on July 17 based out of the New York metropolitan area, with frequent trips to Binghamton. The new role was designed specifically to be near alumni, donor and parent communities.
The current assistant director, Jennifer Stone, will be leaving Hillel at Binghamton during the summer as she will be taking on a new role at Northeastern University Hillel. “We have been deeply grateful for everything Jen has done for Hillel at Binghamton over the past three years, engaging students, developing leaders and maintaining organizational stability while our Board of Directors conducted a thorough and thoughtful search process for our next leader,” said members of the Hillel board. “We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring a campus director who will manage all student-facing campus work.”