The Ronald S. Lauder Fellowship Program - World Jewish Congress

Sam is a senior Robertson scholar studying history and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as prison studies at the Duke Divinity School. At UNC, he served as the president of the Chabad Student Group, where he worked to plan programs that enrich Jewish students’ lives. At Duke, he served as president of the Moot Court Association, leading the school’s nationally competitive team. His experience with antisemitism on campus inspired him to create the Confronting Antisemitism course, UNC’s first course totally dedicated to educating students on antisemitism. Sam has worked in the Client Services Division at the New Orleans Public Defenders, as an intern focused on Black-Jewish Relations at the American Jewish Committee, and as a fellow on the Nachshon Project and Birthright Excel. He hopes to build on those experiences in serving the Jewish community as a part of the Lauder Fellowship this upcoming year