Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives serve as a resource and representative for fellow majors and minors and potential majors and minors, and bring student concerns and/or ideas to the program faculty. They also provide feedback to the program chair, undergraduate advising head and faculty regarding scheduling problems, course offerings, etc. and help organize events for majors, minors, and other interested students.

Joey Barr
Joey Barr
Class of 2018

Hello, My name is Joey Barr, and I'm very excited to be returning as one of the NEJS UDRs for the 2017-2018 school year! I am a Senior from Deerfield, Illinois in the Judaic Studies track of the NEJS program as well as a Business Major, with a strong passion for Jewish overnight camp. Along with being one of your NEJS UDRs, I am also the Co-President of the Chabad at Brandeis Student Board, a Nachshon Fellow, and also a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, or if you would just like to chat! I am always available and only an email away!

Leah McNeil
Leah McNeil
Class of 2018

Hi! My name is Leah McNeil and I'm a junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm so happy to be majoring in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies with such a wonderful community of professors and peers. I have served on the Hillel at Brandeis student board for the past two years, and am a co-founder of JFAB, the Jewish Feminist Association of Brandeis. Currently, I am co-coordinator for Brandeis' Shira Chadasha minyan and work with children with special needs at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. After Brandeis, my goal is to become a rabbi and serve as a chaplain before pursuing congregational work. I would love to meet you, answer your questions and talk about the department! Please reach out to me at leahmcneil@brandeis.edu. I hope to see you soon!