Student Spotlight Feature: Emily Feldman

"Each week we bake and sell challah to raise money and awareness for social justice causes; at Binghamton we specifically focus on anti-hunger initiatives. Each week we sell regular, chocolate chip, cinnamon sugar, and a specialty flavor challah. We donate our profits to two great organizations: MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Mazon works on hunger education, improvement of SNAP benefits and specialty programs, such as Help Our Heroes, which deals with the growing problem of food insecurity with active-duty military and veteran families. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier helps combat hunger and directly helps people in our community. We donate specifically to the Food Bank's backpack program which provides food in a backpack for children who are food insecure over the weekend and long school breaks."
Emily Feldman '16, is a senior in the School of Management and currently serves as the president of Challah for Hunger at Binghamton. She also serves as a liaison between her chapter of Challah for Hunger and the national chapter, in addition to serving as a liaison for her chapter and Hillel. Feldman has devoted her time at Binghamton to giving back to the community. She has been involved in several other organizations such as Transfer Mentors and Transfer Honor Society, and has served as a University tutor, athletics tutor and as a leader in the Community Building Council. She has learned a lot from all of these organizations, but Challah for hunger has taught her about hands on production, pricing and sales. It has also taught her great leadership skills. However, Emily believes that the most useful skill she has learned and applies in her everyday life is spreading her passion and instilling it in others.

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