OCP Gabbai: Naomi Fink
Hi! My name is Naomi and I’m one of the Co-Chairs of the OCP. I’m currently a junior double-majoring in Psychology and Philosophy with a minor in Urban Education. Before coming to Penn, I attended Fuchs Mizrachi School in Cleveland, Ohio and spent a gap year at Migdal Oz in Israel. Some of my favorite things include walking, hiking, volunteering, yoga, art, and making people happy! I’m passionate about making the OCP the best it can be and I’m always eager to hear from community members and prospective students. Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, concerns, feedback, and/or suggestions!
Co-Chair: Ari Portal
Hi, my name is Ari, and I’m so excited to be one of the OCP Co-Chairs for the next two semesters. I’m a junior from Teaneck, NJ studying Finance, and I’m involved in various business and social clubs on campus. I’m really passionate about making the OCP as religiously and socially dynamic as possible and ensuring that anyone — regardless of their beliefs or practices — can find their place here simply because they enjoy what our community has to offer.
Social Chair: Michal Shechter
Hi! My name is Michal and I am a junior studying Nursing. One of my favorite parts about the OCP are the fun social events and I am so excited to be serving as Social Vice Chair! I am also in the Shabbatones acapella group and am the Nursing Chair for the 2023 Class Board. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Chessed Chair: Joe Aini
Hey! I’m Joe and I’m a Junior studying Biophysics. I am a member of the Shabbatones acapella group (go basses) and AEPi. I enjoy playing piano and eating THIN oreos. I am looking forward to being OCP Chessed Vice Chair this coming year and meeting new people!
Shabbat Chair: Ma’ayan Waldman
My name is Sophie and I’m Shabbat Vice Chair! I’m a junior studying Political Science and History and I’m part of MERT on campus. I love being part of the OCP and I’m really excited to be planning Shabbats this year!
Holidays Chair: Shoshana Weintraub
Hi everyone! I’m Shoshana and I’m a senior in SEAS studying Materials Science and Engineering. When I’m not fabricating hydrogels and microfluidic devices, you can find me leading the Amud Yomi chabura, playing with my dog, or baking super complicated recipes. I’m excited to be the Holidays Vice Chair this year and plan some amazing events for the community!
Shiurim Chair: Ethan Rutta
Hey everyone! My name is Ethan Rutta and I am super excited to be OCP Shiurim Vice Chair this year. I am a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying PPE. I am from Great Neck, New York, and I went to North Shore Hebrew Academy before spending a gap year in Yeshivat Torat Shraga in Jerusalem. When I’m not hanging around Hillel, you can probably find me pretending to study in my room or out playing basketball, golf, or spikeball with friends. I am pumped to get back to campus so I can see everyone again and meet the class of 2025!
Beit Midrash Chair: Keith Bonwitt
Hi! My name is Keith and I am a junior in SEAS studying Computer Science. During non-COVID-19 times, you’ll find me hanging out at Hillel either studying, learning, schmoozing, eating, or davening. I’m originally from Miami and I’m always excited to meet new people and find others to learn Torah with. Excited to help get the community together for learning initiatives!
Treasury Chair: Michael Bergstein
Hi! My name is Michael and I’m a senior in Wharton studying Finance and Business Analytics. From Teaneck, New Jersey, I went to Frisch and then spent a year at Orayta. You can typically find me in Huntsman GSRs or on the meat side at Hillel, and my favorite activities include BBQing, soccer, and watching Christopher Nolan movies. I’m excited to be back on campus this year, hopefully coordinating many incredible OCP events. Introduce yourself to me during NSO – I’m super excited to meet the incoming class!
Communications Chair: Shirel Garzon
Hey! I’m Shirel and I’m a sophomore studying Intellectual History. I’m so excited to be OCP Vice Chair of Communications this year! When I’m not taking my daily power nap(s), you can usually find me online shopping, crocheting, forcing my friends to make TikToks with me, or watching trashy reality TV (find me for recs!)