Hillel Spring Celebration

Celebrating Jewish Life on Campus

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

6:30 pm Dinner Reception

8:00 pm Seated Program & Dessert

Cipriani 25 Broadway

25 Broadway, New York City



Matthew Bronfman with the Renaissance Award


Yonah Schiller with the Edgar M. Bronfman Award



Matthew Bronfman

Mr. Matthew Bronfman is the chairman and CEO of BHB Holdings, a private investment firm. He also serves as chairman of Lincoln Avenue Capital, an affordable housing investment firm, and Bronfman LLC, a provider of growth capital for private companies. Mr. Bronfman’s philanthropic interests include a wide range of Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, where he is a member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the 92nd Street Y, having previously served as the organization’s president and chairman. He currently serves as chairman of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the Y. In addition, Mr. Bronfman is chairman of the International Steering Committee of Limmud FSU, an organization dedicated to enhancing and engaging Russian-speaking Jewish communities all over the world. He also serves as honorary chair of NYU’s Hillel. He received his BA from William College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.


Yonah Schiller

Yonah Schiller has spent the last decade as the executive director of Tulane Hillel, where his work has focused on new and innovative approaches to Jewish community building. Applying a user-centric design model at his Hillel, Schiller has overseen a period of unprecedented growth for the organization. In recognition of his work, Schiller was named one of the 50 most influential, accomplished and interesting American Jews by the Forward magazine in 2017 for having “revolutionized Jewish outreach using a model that is being examined and replicated across the nation.” He is the founder of the Jewish Design Platform, a national incubator of inclusive and high-impact Jewish communities. Schiller also created and serves as senior project adviser to the Organizational Design Lab, an initiative that addresses institutional stagnation by applying design thinking principles at Hillels on over 20 campuses across the United States and Canada. A Boston native, Schiller earned a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He received his rabbinic ordination in Israel. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Allison and their three children.


Honorary Chairs

Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr.
Adam R. Bronfman & The Samuel Bronfman Foundation
Blavatnik Family Foundation
Christine and Richard Mack
Paulson Family Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman
Family Foundation
Cindy and David Shapira



Rita and Charles Bronfman
Himan Brown Charitable Trust
Daphne Recanati Kaplan and Thomas S. Kaplan
Aby Rosen
Jody and Ari Storch
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
Ilana and Skip Vichness


Vice Chairs

Nicolas Berggruen
Elaine and Tom Blumberg
Kelly and Sam Bronfman Foundation
Carole and Dan Burack
Abby Joseph Cohen and David M. Cohen
Shirley and Milton Cooper
Rena and Scott Hoffman
Libby and Shahab Karmely
Judy and Leonard Lauder
The Margaret and Daniel Loeb Foundation
Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan
Jane and Daniel Och
Tina and Steven Price
Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro
Steven Roth
Eranda Rothschild Foundation – Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Rosalie and Jim Shane
Shonni Silverberg and John Shapiro
Hilary and Gregg Smith
Barry S. Sternlicht
Leslie and Abigail Wexner
Diane and Howard Wohl

Host Committee

Matthew and Melanie Bronfman
And his children: Jeremy and Stephanie, Eli and Nicole, Gabriela, Sasha, Tess, Zeke, Coby, Jamie, and Stella Bronfman

*Dinner leadership is still in formation


To contribute to the Digital Journal or to purchase tickets, please contact Rachel Weiss-Berger, rweissberger@hillel.org or 202.449.6554


Commemorative Journal Packages (Deadline – Friday, April 24, 2020):

  • $100,000 – Diamond Journal Package (includes up to 10 seats)
  • $50,000 – Platinum Journal Package (includes up to 10 seats)
  • $36,000 – Gold Journal Package (includes up to 10 seats)
  • $25,000 – Silver Journal Package (includes up to 10 seats)
  • $18,000 – Bronze Page (includes up to 10 seats)
  • $10,000 – White Page (includes up to 4 seats)
  • $5,000 – Listing (includes up to 2 seats)


  • $15,000 – Table of Ten
  • $1,500 – One Reservation