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Ilya Bratman

Executive Director, Hillel Baruch

In 1992, Ilya immigrated from Moscow, Russia to the US.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. Upon his graduation, Mr. Bratman enlisted in the United States Armed Forces.  He served honorably for over four active years and four reserve, including deployments to Korea, Germany and Iraq. After returning from his tour in Iraq in 2004, Ilya Bratman received a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. In 2006 Ilya ‘immigrated’ to New York.  He worked as a Real Estate agent and in 2008, he began to work in the Jewish community including as an instructor at the Sinai Academy in Brooklyn, Director of Jewish Programs at the Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn, and as the Project Manager of Limmud FSU USA, before becoming the Executive Director at the Hillel at Baruch College. Ilya also received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College and is currently pursuing a PhD in Jewish Education from JTS. In his spare time, Ilya enjoys long-distance running, playing soccer and other sports, writing, playing guitar and watching the Steelers.   Ilya speaks Russian fluently and is proficient in Hebrew and German. Ilya lives with his wife, Sonya, son, Gabriel and daughter Miriam in Manalapan, New Jersey.


Hillel at Baruch
Hillel at Baruch
55 Lexington Avenue, B2-210, B2-210

Mission: Hillel at Baruch is the center for Jewish life at CUNY Baruch College. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the Jewish undergraduate and graduate students at Baruch College so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel at Baruch provides quality programming, student engagement, leadership opportunities and professional support to the Baruch College community in order to:

Promote the values of pluralism, tikkun olam (repairing the world), Israel, and the Jewish world so that students can develop significant relationships and meaningful Jewish experiences.
Foster Jewish education and awareness
Strengthen community and identity as uniquely Jewish and universally human.