Joel Finkelstein, Mizzou
Originally from West Hempstead, NY, Joel attended the University at Buffalo where he graduated with a BA in History and a minor in Jewish Studies. After being engaged by Hillel, he eventually took on active roles in the campus Jewish community. Slowly but surely, Jewish learning started becoming a larger part of his life as he began to study on campus with his Rabbi, as well as at Aish Hatorah during the summers. Now he is the Ezra Fellow at Mizzou Hillel in Columbia, Missouri where he implements Jewish learning into the everyday lives of students. On his free time you can see him playing video games, riding his bike, or you guessed it - learning Torah.