LIMMUD FSU Recharge Presenters 2016

What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.

Ilya Bratman Executive Director at the Hillel at Baruch College


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 and four reserve years, including deployments to Korea, Germany, and Iraq.

After returning from the active military 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 working in the Jewish community as an instructor at the Sinai Academy in Brooklyn, later as Director of Jewish Programs at the Kings Bay Y and as the Project Manager of Limmud FSU USA, before becoming the Executive Director at Hillel at Baruch College.

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 in New Jersey with his wife, Sonya, and son, Gabriel.