Board Members 2021-2022

Alexander Rabinowitz,
President

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Alexander Rabinowitz is a 3L originally from New York City. Prior to law school, Alexander studied History at Columbia College. Following graduation, Alexander will be working in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. While not pursuing the law, Alexander can be found leading synagogue services where he often serves as a cantor.

Alexander’s goal is to make JLSA more inclusive and supportive for students, as well as broadening programming to include speakers across the religious and political spectrums and diverse events. Moreover, as President, one of Alexander’s priorities is to ensure that the HLS administration is responsive to the needs of the Jewish community, creating a comfortable space for students.

arabinowitz@jd22.law.harvard.edu 

Ari Spitzer,
Alumni Relations

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Ari is a 2L from Englewood, NJ. He studied business as an undergrad at NYU, graduating in 2019, then worked in private equity in Manhattan before starting at HLS. Ari spent his remote 1L year living in the mountains of New Hampshire and in Medellin, Colombia.

As the alumni relations chair, Ari will work to connect current JLSA members to former members. This network will serve as a strong resource for current students seeking guidance as they embark on their legal careers.

Feel free to reach out to Ari about anything and everything.

agoldstein@jd21.law.harvard.edu

Aaron Fogelson,
Education Co-Chair

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Aaron Fogelson is a 2L from Chicago focusing on Media & Entertainment law. Aaron took last year off from HLS and spent part of the time studying at Yeshiva Machon Shlomo learning Jewish law & ethics. In addition, he worked part-time at The Boston Globe and part-time growing his entertainment company, DoggHouse. Within the Jewish entertainment space, Aaron manages Nissim Black and Rudy Rochman.

afogelson@jd22.law.harvard.edu 

Brett Raffish,
Communications Chair

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Brett is a 3L from Santa Clarita, California. In 2019, Brett graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a political science degree. Brett spent his 2L summer with Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan and his 1L summer with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. After graduating, Brett will clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. 

If you have any questions about JLSA, HLS, journals, pour over coffee, or just about anything else, please reach out!

braffish@jd22.law.harvard.edu 

Marc Heinrich,
Education Co-Chair

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Marc is a 2L from New York. Before law school, he worked in consulting and on presidential campaigns. He spent this past summer at the Department of Justice. In his free time, he loves running, playing chess, and brunch. He can’t wait to meet people on campus this year and looks forward to hosting events with all of JLSA’s community!

mheinrich@jd23.law.harvard.edu 

Shlomo Fink,
Fundraising Chair

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Shlomo is a 3L from Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the Derech Ayson Rabbinical Seminary with a First Talmudic Degree. Shlomo spent his 1L summer with the Enforcement Division of the SEC and his 2L summer at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he will return after graduation.

Outside of Law School, Shlomo enjoys spending quality time with his wife and baby daughter, fantasy football, and the daf.

sfink@jd22.law.harvard.edu 

Chaim Herbstman,
Treasurer

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Chaim is a 3L, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY,  before (happily!) moving up to Boston with his family to join HLS. Prior to law school, Chaim spent close to ten years studying Talmudic Law both in the United States and in Israel. As a 2L Chaim was the JLSA fundraising chair.  On campus (and online), he is an Executive Submissions Editor for the Harvard Business Law Review and President of the Harvard Tax Law and Financial Regulation Student Association (HLS Tax|Fin). He is also involved in the Harvard Association for Real Estate and Law and the HLS Alliance for Israel.

This past summer Chaim split his time between Cleary Gottlieb in New York, and Ivins, Phillips, and Barker, a tax boutique in Washington, D.C. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions about parenting, Talmud, tax law, or anything in between. When he is not preoccupied with law school, he can be found playing with or reading to his boys, grilling, or shooting hoops.

 

cherbstman@jd22.law.harvard.edu