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Where our Alumni Serve

In a changing Jewish world, the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College prepares spiritual leaders to be authentic inheritors and innovators of Jewish tradition. 

* denotes new job as of 7/18

Hillel
  • Julia Appel, ’11, Senior Jewish Educator, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Benjamin Barer `18, Assistant Director for Jewish Life, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C*
  • Jordan Braunig '14, Senior Jewish Educator, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Getzel Davis '13, Associate Rabbi and Jewish Educator, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Jeremy Fierstien '11, Executive Director, University of Maryland Baltimore Country, Baltimore, MD
  • Aaron Fine '09, Executive Director, University of Massachusetts Hillel, Amherst, MA
  • Steven Jablow ’15, Campus Rabbi and Jewish Chaplain, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
  • Elie Lehmann ’17, Senior Jewish Educator, Boston University, Boston, MA*
  • Micah Shapiro ’17, Steinhardt Innovation Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA*
  • Lisa Stella '14, Senior Jewish Educator, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Jewish Communal Leadership
  • Adina Allen, ’14, Founder and Creative Director, The Jewish Studio Project, San Francisco, CA
  • Ezra Balser ’17, Rabbi, Base Hillel, Chicago, IL*
  • Joseph Berman ’10, Advocacy Director, Jewish Voices for Peace, Washington D.C.
  • Minna Bromberg '10, Director, Israel Program, Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, Jerusalem
  • Nate de Groot, ’16, Director, Hazon Detroit, Detroit, MI*
  • Ayalon Eliach ’18, Director of Learning and Strategic Communications, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Monica Gomery, ’17, Associate Director, Svara: a traditionally radical yeshiva, Chicago, IL
  • Avi Killip '14, Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Mechon Hadar, New York City, NY
  • Daniel Klein '10, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA
  • Margie Klein Ronkin ’11, Director of Clergy & Leadership Development, Essex County Community Organization, Essex County, MA
  • Sarah Mulhern ‘17, Manager of Rabbinic and Lay Education, Shalom Hartman Institute-North America, New York, NY 
  • Lev Meirowitz Nelson '13, Director of Education, Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, New York City, NY
  • Salem Pearce ’18, Director of Congregational Organizing, Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, New York City, NY*
  • Jordan Schuster ’18, Associate Director of Open Circle Jewish Learning & Director of Mekorot, Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA*
  • Avi Strausberg ’15, Director of National Learning Initiatives, Mechon Hadar, Washington, DC*

 

Jewish Education
  • Laura Bellows ’18, Senior Jewish Educator/Director of BIMA and Genesis, Brandeis University Precollege Department, Waltham, MA*
  • Shahar Colt, ’16, Director of Education, Dorshei Tzedek, Newton, MA (Reconstructionist)
  • Hillel Greene '14, Faculty in Jewish Studies, Gann Academy, Waltham, MA
  • Marci Kamerow ’15, Director of Education, Temple Beth Am, Framingham, MA (Reform)
  • Jessica Lenza ’15, Director of Religious School, Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York City, NY (Reform)*
  • Sara Meirowitz '13, Faculty in Jewish Studies, Beit Midrash Co-Director, Gann Academy, Waltham, MA
  • Gray Myrseth ’17, Director of Education, Kehillah Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA (Independent)*
  • Shayna Rhodes '08, Co-director of Beit Midrash, Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA
  • Shira Shazeer '10, School Rabbi, Metrowest Jewish Day School, Framingham, MA
  • Rebecca Weinstein ’18, Judaics Teacher, Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Newton, MA*

Pastoral Care
  • Joel Baron '14, Hospice Chaplain, Hebrew Senior Life, Dedham, MA
  • Michael Cohen '08, Chaplaincy Supervisor, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Dallas
  • Israel de la Piedra '13, Rabbi and Director of Spiritual Care, Miami Jewish Health Systems, Miami, FL
  • Judi Ehrlich '08, Chaplain, Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale, MA
  • Rick Kline ’16, Chaplain, Bethany Senior Care, Calgary Canada
  • Adam Lavitt ’12, Chaplain, Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale, MA
  • Jim Morgan ’08, Staff Chaplain, Hebrew Senior Life, Brookline, MA
  • Suzanne Offit '09, Staff Chaplain, Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale, MA
  • Richard Rudnick '11, Chaplain, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

 

Pulpit Positions
  • Leora Abelson ’17, Rabbi, Congregation Agudas Achim, Attleboro, MA (Reconstructionist)
  • Alison Adler '08, Rabbi, Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly, MA (Independent)
  • Alana Alpert '14, Congregation T'chivah, Detroit, MI (Reconstructionist)
  • Elyssa Auster ‘11, Rabbi, Beth El Congregation, Akron OH (Conservative)
  • Aliza Berger ’17, Rabbi/Cantor, Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA (Conservative)
  • Daniel Berman '10, Rabbi, Temple Reyim, Newton, MA (Conservative)
  • Brian Besser '10, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom, Bloomington, IN (Reform)
  • Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen ’18, Assistant Rabbi and Director of Outreach & Innovation, Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, MA (Conservative)*
  • Joshua Breindel '09, Rabbi, Congregation Beth El, Sudbury, MA (Reform)*
  •  Phillip Bressler ’18, Rabbi, Beit Am, Corvallis, OR (Independent)*
  • Oksana Chapman '09, Rabbi, Temple Emmanuel, Chelsea, MA (Independent)
  • Eric Cohen '12, Rabbi, Flemington Jewish Center, Flemington, NJ(Conservative)
  • David Cohen-Henriquez '09, Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Marblehead, MA (Conservative)
  • David Fainsilber '14, Rabbi, Jewish Congregation of Greater Stowe, Stowe, VT (Independent)
  • David Finkelstein '14, Rabbi, Temple Beth Israel, Waltham, MA (Independent)
  • Ari Lev Fornari, ’14, Rabbi, Kol Tzedek, Philadelphia, PA (Reconstructionist)
  • Shoshana Friedman '14, Assistant Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA (Reform)
  • Sarah Bracha Gershuny '12, Rabbi, Nevei Kodesh, Boulder, CO (Renewal)
  • Bekah Goldman, ’16, Rabbi, Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation, Simsbury, CT (Reform)
  • Tiferet Gordon Berenbaum '13, Rabbi, Temple Har Zion, Mt. Holly, NJ (Independent)
  • Tamar Grimm '10, Assistant Rabbi, Beth Jacob Congregation, Mendota Heights, MN (Conservative)
  • Elie Herb, ’16, Rabbi, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem, OR (Reconstructionist)
  • Eliana Jacobowitz '10, Rabbi, Temple B’nai Brith, Somerville, MA (Independent)
  • Randy Kafka '08, Rabbi, Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon, MA (Independent)
  • Chaim Koritzinksy '08, Rabbi, Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto, CA (Independent) 
  • Navah Levine '10, Rabbi, Temple Beth Abraham, Canton, MA (Conservative)
  • Steven Lewis '11, Rabbi, Temple Ahavat Achim, Gloucester, MA (Conservative)
  •  Bryan Mann ’18, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom, Brandon, FL (Reform)*
  • Jessica Kate Meyer '14, Rabbi/Chazzan, The Kitchen, San Francisco, CA (Independent)
  • J. Hannah Orden '10, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit, NJ (Reconstructionist)
  • Scott Roland '13, Rabbi, Shaarey Tikvah Congregation, Beachwood, OH (Conservative)
  • Arielle Rosenberg ’17, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation, Minneapolis, MN (Reform)
  • ·Daniel Schaefer ’18, Assistant Rabbi, Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline, MA (Reform)*
  • Hal Schevitz '13, Rabbi, Congregation Or Atid, Richmond, VA (Conservative)
  • Philip Sherman '13, Assistant Rabbi, Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA (Reform)
  • Suzie Schwartz-Jacobson ‘15 Assistant Rabbi & Director of Education, Temple Israel, Boston, MA (Reform)
  • Stephen Slater ’18, Rabbi, Temple Beth El, Birmingham, AL (Conservative)*
  • Alyson Solomon ’09, Associate Rabbi, Beth Israel, San Diego, CA (Reform)
  • Lila Veissid '11, Rabbi, Kibbutz Ha-Ma'apil, Israel (Independent)
  • Josh Weisman ’18, Rabbinic Fellow, Kavana Cooperative, Seattle, WA (Independent)*
  •  David Winship ’17, Rabbi, Temple Beth David of the South Shore, Canton, MA (Reform)
Secondary positions of people listed above with a different primary position
  • Oksana Chapman ’08, Chaplain, Hebrew Senior Life
  • Daniel Klein ’10, Rabbi, The Boston Synagogue, Boston, MA (Independent)
  • Jim Morgan ’08, Rabbi, Worship & Study Minyan, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Independent)
  • Margie Klein Ronkin '11 Rabbi, Congregation Sha'arei Shalom, Ashland, MA (Independent)

By the Numbers

  • 12% of graduates work in Hillel
  • 17% of graduates work in Jewish Communal Leadership
  • 12% of graduates work in Jewish Education
  • 11% of graduates work in chaplaincy
  • 48% of graduates work in pulpits

For those working in pulpits:

  • 29% work in synagogues affiliated with the Reform movement
  • 29% work in Independent Synagogues
  • 27% work in synagogues affiliated with the Conservative movement
  • 13% work in synagogues affiliated with the Reconstructing Judaism movement
  • 2% work in synagogues affiliated with the Renewal movement

A Career with Meaning

Whether you are just starting out or looking for a career change to the rabbinate, Rabbi Dan Judson offers advice on the importance of choosing a career that feels useful and brings you meaning. Download his article for yourself or pass it on to family, friends and colleagues who may be exploring different career options.


Read Jewish Lessons on Meaningful Work

Pictured: Rabbi Lila Veissid, Rab'11, Regional Rabbi at  Emek Hefer, Kibbutz HaMa'apil officiating at a Bar Mitzvah in an Israeli cave.

MORE INFORMATION

Rabbi Carol Glass
Director of Field Placement 617-559-8634
cglass@hebrewcollege.edu

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