Saul Spangenberg comes to Hillels of Westchester from Purchase College where he served as Assistant Dean of the Conservatory of Music for five years. Saul has also taught music for the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Saul brings a wealth of experience with students and college issues as well as a strong commitment to the local Jewish community to this new position.
An active member of Congregation Bet Am Shalom in White Plains, he has participated in numerous programs and performed with Shirat Ha Am, the congregational choir and their renowned Purim Spiel. “I feel the Arts are a vital component to experiencing Jewish identity at any stage of life.” Three years ago, in collaboration with Hillel and Arts on the Move, Saul initiated an ensemble course in Klezmer Music directed by Frank London of the Klezmatics. The course thrives and brings together students, Jewish and Non-Jewish from all ends of the Purchase College community.
Beyond, Purchase College, he plans new initiatives to support student leadership training, particularly for Jewish women at both Sarah Lawrence College and Manhattanville College.