Arinne Braverman developed her passion for experiential education and Jewish student engagement through her 7 years with Hillel Council of New England, serving as: Director of Regional Student Services, Director of Small Campus Engagement, and Director of the Hillels at Emerson College, Wheaton College, and the University of New Hampshire.
Arinne graduated from Smith College with a BA in psychology in 1999, completed the Jewish Organizing Initiative’s community organizing fellowship in 2003, and received her M.Ed. from Cambridge College in 2007. Her master’s thesis was titled, “Beyond the Bagel Brunch: A Pluralistic, Experiential Program Addressing Jewish College Students’ Search for G*d.”
From her first post-college job as a complexity management consultant at the non-profit VHA Inc. and Plexus Institute, Arinne has been drawn to holistic models of working in partnership with diverse groups to build community and create positive change.
She has experience designing and implementing Jewish and non-Jewish workshops and educational conferences for a variety of audiences. Arinne has additionally served in a wide range of roles with young adults as a: Jewish chaplain, Taglit-Birthright Israel madricha, Jewish youth group advisor and curriculum director, camp counselor and administrator, teacher, tutor, mentor, and advocate. A former certified LifeSkills trainer in the Malden Public schools and YWCA street outreach youth worker with training from the BEST Initiative, she brings a diverse skill set and approach to her work with sacred community.
In her free time, Arinne reads Jewish theology, experiments with allergy-friendly recipes, and plays Thomas the Tank Engine with her two sons.
Israel Programs Coordinator
Ariel comes to Northeastern Hillel with over six years of involvement in Jewish life and Israel education on college campuses, summer camps, and year-round programs. She spent one year living in Israel after high school on Young Judaea Year Course, where she participated in basic training in the IDF for three months, taught English in a low-income school in Bat Yam, and studied at the American Jewish University in Jerusalem. Ariel graduated with a degree in Judaic Studies and Organization Psychology from the George Washington University in Washington DC and most recently received her MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.
By fusing her love of Judaism and Israel with engagement and programming, Ariel brings passion and enthusiasm to the position of Israel Programs Coordinator. Ariel recruits and leads Northeastern University students on the Taglit-Birthright, an incredible free 10 day trip to Israel. She also maintains close relationships with students after returning back to NEU’s campus. Ariel looks forward to helping Northeastern students explore Jewish life in a meaningful and authentic way.
Israel Campus Activism Associate for CJP
Head of Jewish Studies Department at NU