Alumni Spotlight

The Future is Now

Ian Spechler, BA, History and Government, 2004; JD, 2007Ian Spechler and Margo Sack Texas Hillel Alumni Spotlight
Austin, TX

Growing up in Dallas, and before coming to UT, I was not very active in my Jewish community. When I got to Austin, I needed somewhere to go for the High Holiday services and it was then at Texas Hillel that I found my community. I came back for Shabbat dinners, which became my favorite Hillel activity and way to end the week. I went on to join the student executive cabinet and won the Grillman award. I now serve on the Texas Hillel and Jewish Federation boards and Texas Hillel is where I learned how to be an impactful leader in the Jewish community.