The 29-year-old man was teaching Hebrew to the boy at the Hillel House when the groping incident allegedly took place.
More Jewish students are looking to start their own clubs outside of Hillel, which bans partnerships with pro-BDS groups.
The former congressman succeeds Jerry Silverman, the umbrella group’s leader since 2009.
Jack Hurlbut allegedly targeted the Hillel employee because he was dating his ex-girlfriend. He also sent threats to the Hillel itself.
She currently serves on the Safety Respect Equity Coalition, which is working to address sexual harassment and discrimination in Jewish workplaces.
“When it comes to Princeton … There’s always the fear of it people calling it anti-Semitic, even if you know it isn’t.”
All Hillels support Israel, but at Northeastern, students say theirs is so focused on the Jewish state it doesn’t do much about Jewish identity.
Steinhardt, one of the co-founders of Birthright Israel, has long been accused of making sexist remarks about women needing to have babies.
Even a member of Open Hillel’s Academic Council tweeted that Open Hillel had “jumped the shark.”
A welcome sign of the Hillel at University of Oregon was defaced with a pro-Palestinian message and obscenities.