The Jewish Studies Student Association (JSSA) is a student-led organization that strives to serve as a bridge between professors and students by facilitating communication between the Program in Jewish Studies and students who are interested in Jewish Studies. By organizing events such as academic panels, movie showings, and study breaks, the JSSA hopes to enlighten Rice students about Judaism, Israel, and other related topics. We hope to expand our student board and develop our presence at Rice in the years to come!

JSSA Student Board 2023-2024

Sam Raphaelson - President

Ava Fradlin Rayan - Vice President

Max Slotnik - Treasurer

Lily Primus - Secretary and Publicity

Ally Godsil - Faculty Liaison

Evan Shalev - Freshmen Liaison

Annual Babka and Boba Event hosted by the JSSA

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