Our Alumni

Hebrew College alumni are Jewish leaders and lifelong learners all over the world.

300,000 – Jews Worldwide Reached by Hebrew College Ordained Rabbis

Our rabbinical alumni serve as congregational rabbis in affiliated and independent congregations, Hillel rabbis and executive directors, hospital chaplains and organizational innovators.

90,000 – Students in the past Two Years Educated by Hebrew College Graduate Education alumni.

Our graduate education alumni are heads of day schools, directors of religious schools, teachers, curriculum experts, and tutors for congregations and organizations across the country.

18,000 – Individuals Served by Hebrew College Ordained Cantors

Our cantorial alumni bring leadership, music and spirituality to congregations the U.S., Canada and Singapore.

8,000 – Adult Learners Enriched by Hebrew College Programs

Alumni of our community learning programs have gone on to become rabbis, educators, lay leaders, and lifelong Jewish learners.

5,500 – Teens Inspired by Hebrew College Youth Programs

Our Prozdor alumni attend top colleges and have gone on to leadership and lay positions in their Jewish communities across the U.S.

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National

  • Rabbi Stephen Slater, Rab’18, MAJS`18 | Temple Beth-El | Birmingham

 

  • Rabbi Adina Allen, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | The Jewish Studio Project | Berkeley
  • Rabbi Nathan DeGroot, Rab’16, MJEd`16 | IKAR | Los Angeles
  • Rabbi Chaim Koritzinsky, Rab’08, MJEd`08 | Congregation Etz Chayim | Palo Alto
  • Rabbi Gray Myrseth, Rab`17, MAJS`17 | Kehilla Community Synagogue | Piedmont
  • Rabbi Alyson Solomon, Rab’09, MAJS`09 | Congregation Beth Israel | San Diego
  • Cantor Risa Wallach, Can’15 | Congregation B’nai Shalom | Walnut Creek

  • Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny, Rab’12, MJEd`12 | Congregation Nevei Kodesh | Boulder

  • Cantor Sarah Bolts, Can`17, MAJS`17 | Beth Sholom B’nai Israel | Manchester
  • Rabbi Rebekah Goldman, Rab’16, MJEd`16 | Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation Emek Shalom | Simsbury
  • Cantor Sharon Citrin Goldstein, Can’09 | Beth El Synagogue | Woodbury
  • Cantor Audrey Klein, Can`17, MJEd’17 | Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation Emek Shalom | Simsbury
  • Cantor Kevin Margolius, Can’13 | Temple Beth Tikvah | Madison

  • Bryan Mann ’18, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom, Brandon
  • Rabbi Israel de la Piedra, Rab’13, MJEd`13 | Miami Jewish Health Systems | Miami
  • Cantor Kimberley Singer, Can’09 | Temple Shir Shalom | Oviedo

  • Rabbi Ezra Balser, Rab`17, MAJS`17 | Silverstein Base Hillel: LOOP | Chicago

  • Rabbi Brian Besser, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | Congregation Beth Shalom | Bloomington

  • Cantor Bex Blumenfeld, Can’15 | Temple Beth El | Portland
  • Cantor Beth Strassler, Can`17, MAJS`17 | Congregation Etz Chaim | Biddeford

  • Cantor Melanie Blatt, COSEL’18, MAJS`18 | Temple Beth-El | Pikesville
  • Cantor Hinda Eisen Labovitz, Can’14 | Ohr Kodesh Congregation | Chevy Chase
  • Rabbi Jeremy Fierstien, Rab’11, MAJS`11 | University of Maryland Baltimore County Hillel | Baltimore

  • Rabbi Alison Adler, Rab’08, MAJS`08 | Temple B’nai Abraham | Beverly
  • Rabbi Leora Abelson, Rab`17, MAJS`17 | Congregation Agudas Achim | Attleboro
  • Cantor Stephen Abramowitz, Can’08 |Temple Ner Tamid | Peabody
  • Cantor Elise Barber, Can’11 | Temple Beth El | Springfield
  • Rabbi Joel Baron, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | Brandeis University | Waltham
  • Rabbi Laura BellowsRab’18, MAJS`18 | BIMA and Genesis at Brandeis University | Waltham
  • Rav-Hazzan Aliza BergerCan`17, Rab`17, MAJS`17 | Temple Emanuel | Newton
  • Rabbi Daniel Berman, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | Temple Reyim | Newton
  • Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney-CohenRab’18, MJEd’18 | Congregation Kehillath Israel | Brookline
  • Rabbi Jordan Braunig, Rab14, MAJS`14 | Tufts University Hillel | Medford
  • Rabbi Joshua Breindel, Rab’09, | Congregation Beth El | Sudbury
  • Rabbi Philip Bressler, Rab’18, MAJS`18 | Temple Shalom | Newton
  • Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, Can’16 | Temple Emanu-El | Haverhill
  • Rabbi Oksana Chapman, Rab’09 | Temple Emanuel | Chelsea
  • Rabbi Shahar Colt, Rab’16, MAJS`16 | Congregation Dorshei Tzedek | Newton
  • Rabbi Getzel Davis, Rab’13 | Harvard University Hillel | Cambridge
  • Rabbi Judi Ehrlich, Rab’08, MAJS`08 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Dedham
  • Rabbi Aaron Fine, Rab’09, MAJS`09 | University of Massachusetts at Amherst Hillel | Amherst
  • Rabbi David Finkelstein, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | Temple Beth Israel | Waltham
  • Rabbi Shoshana Friedman, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | Temple Sinai | Brookline
  • Rabbi Moshe Givental, Rab`17, MJEd’17 | Temple Beth Torah | Holliston
  • Rabbi Hillel Greene, Rab`14 | Gann Academy | Waltham
  • Rabbi David Cohen-Henriquez, Rab’09, MAJS`09 | Temple Sinai | Marblehead
  • Cantor Idan Irelander, Can’09, MJEd’09 | Temple Emanuel | Andover
  • Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | Congregation B’nai Brith | Somerville
  • Rabbi Suzanne Jacobson, Rab’15 | Temple Israel | Boston
  • Cantor Marcie Jonas, Can`10 | Temple Israel | Boston
  • Rabbi Randy Kafka, Rab’08, MAJS`08 | Temple Kol Tikvah | Sharon
  • Rabbi Marcie Kamerow, Rab’15, MJEd`15 | Temple Beth Am | Framingham
  • Cantor Rebecca Wexler Khitrik, Can’14 | Temple Sinai | Sharon
  • Cantor Lisa Kipen-Hershenson, Can’14, MAJS`92 | Newbridge on the Charles | Dedham
  • Rabbi Daniel Klein, Rab’10, RS Faculty | The Boston Synagogue | Boston
  • Rabbi Adam Lavitt, Rab`12, MJEd`12 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Canton
  • Rabbi Elie Lehmann, Rab`17, MAJS`17 | Boston University Hillel | Boston
  • Rabbi Navah Levine, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | Temple Beth Abraham | Canton
  • Rabbi Steven Lewis, Rab’11, MAJS`11 | Temple Ahavat Aachim | Gloucester
  • Rabbi Emily Mathis, Rab`09 | Temple Beth Shalom | Cambridge
  • Cantor Michael McCloskey, Can’07, SJM Faculty | Temple Emeth | Chestnut Hill
  • Rabbi Sara Meirowitz, Rab`13 | Gann Academy | Waltham
  • Rabbi James Morgan, Rab’08, MJEd`08 | Harvard University Hillel | Cambridge
  • Rabbi Suzanne Offit, Rab’09 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Roslindale
  • Cantor Jeri Nagler Robins, Can’13 | Boston Area Jewish Education Program | Waltham
  • Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin, Rab’11, MJEd`11 | Congregation Sha’arei Shalom | Ashland
  • Rabbi Richard Rudnick, Rab’11, MAJS`11 | University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center | Worcester
  • Rabbi Sonia Saltzman, Rab’08, MAJS`08 | Temple Ohabei Shalom | Brookline
  • Rabbi Ma’ayan G. Sands, Rab`16, MAJS`93 |Temple B’nai Shalom |Braintree and Providence House, Assisted Living Facility | Brighton
  • Rabbi Daniel Schaefer, Rab’18, MAJS`18 | Temple Ohabei Shalom | Brookline
  • Rabbi Jordan Schuster, Rab’18, MAJS`18 | Hebrew College | Newton Centre
  • Rabbi Philip Sherman, Rab’13, MJEd`13 | Temple Beth Elohim | Wellesley
  • Rabbi Becky Silverstein, Rab`14, MAJS`14 | Beyn Kodesh l’Chol | Jamaica Plain
  • Cantor Linda Sue Sohn, Can’11 | Congregation Beth Israel | Lawrence
  • Cantor Sarra Spierer, Can’07 | Congregation Beth Elohim | Acton
  • Cantor Lynn Torgove, Can’12, SJM Faculty | Temple Emanu-el | Marblehead
  • Rabbi Seth Wax, Rab’13, MJEd`13 | Williams College | Williamstown
  • Rabbi Rebecca Weinstein, Rab’18, MJEd’18 | Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston | Newton
  • Rabbi David Winship, Rab`17, MAJS`17 | Temple Beth David | Canton

  • Rabbi Alana Alpert, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | Congregation T’chivah | Detroit
  • Rabbi Lisa Stella, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | University of Michigan Hillel | Ann Arbor

  • Rabbi Tamar Grimm, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | Beth Jacob Congregation | Mendota Heights
  • Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman, Rab`10, MJEd`10 | Macalaster College | St. Paul
  • Rabbi Arielle Rosenberg, Rab`17, MAJS`17| Shir Tikvah | Minneapolis
  • Rabbi Avi Strausberg, Rab’15, MAJS`15 | Temple of Aaron Synagogue | St. Paul

  • Rabbi Tiferet Gordon Berenbaum, Rab`13, MJEd`13 | Temple Har Zion | Mt. Holly
  • Rabbi Eric Cohen, Rab`12 | Flemington Jewish Community Center | Flemington
  • Cantor Shana Onigman, Can’07 | Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael | Morristown
  • Rabbi J. Hannah Orden, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | Congregation Beth Hatikvah | Summit

  • Rabbi Ayalon EliachRab’18, MAJS`18 | Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah | New York City
  • Rabbi Jessica Lenza, Rab`15, MAJS`15 | Temple Shaaray Tefila | New York City
  • Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer, Rab’14, MJSR`14 | Romemu | New York City
  • Rabbi Sarah Mulhern, Rab`17, MJEd’17 | Kehilat Hadar | New York City
  • Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson, Rab’13, MJSR`13 | Flatbush Jewish Center | Brooklyn
  • Rabbi Salem Pearce, Rab’18, MAJS`18 | Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights | New York City
  • Cantor Melissa PuiusCan’13 | Temple Israel Center | White Plains
  • Rabbi Michael Silbert, Rab`12, MJEd`12 | Temple Beth David | Rochester

  • Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein, Rab’11, MAJS`11 | Beth El Congregation | Akron
  • Cantor Richard Lawrence, Can’14, MAJS`15 | Temple Emanu El | Orange Village
  • Rabbi Lee Moore, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | Noncongregational/freelance rabbi
  • Rabbi Scott Roland, Rab’13, MJEd`13 | Congregation Shaarey Tikvah | Cleveland

  • Rabbi Elias Herb, Rab’16, MAJS`16 | Temple Beth Shalom | Salem

  • Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | Kol Tzedek | Philadelphia
  • Cantor Henry Shapiro, Can’12 | Parkway Jewish Center | Pittsburgh
  • Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Rab’17, MAJS`17 | University of Pennsylvania Hillel | Philadelphia

  • Rabbi Steven Jablow, Rab’15, MAJS`15 | Bryant University Hillel | Smithfield
  • Cantor Jeri Nagler Robins, Can’13 | Congregation Sharah Zedek | Westerly

  • Cantor Monica O’Desky, COSEL’18MAJS`18, MJEd’18 | Temple Mizpah | Abilene
  • Rabbi Michael Cohen, Rab’08 | VA Medical Center | Dallas

  • Rabbi David Fainsilber, Rab’14, MAJS`14 | Jewish Community of Greater Stowe | Stowe
  • Cantor Kate Judd, Can’15 | Congregation Shir HeHarim | Brattleboro

  • Cantor Dara Rosenblatt, COSEL’18, MJEd’18 | Temple Beth-El | Richmond
  • Rabbi Hal Schevitz, Rab’13, MAJS`13 | Congregation Or Atid | Henrico

  • Rabbi Joshua Weisman, Rab’18, MAJS`18 | Kavanah | Seattle

  • Rabbi Benjamin Barer, Rab’18, MJEd’18 | Georgetown University | Washington, D.C.

International

  • Rabbi Rogerio Zingervitz Cukierman, Rab`11, MAJS`11 | Escola Eliezer Max | Rio de Janiero

  • Rabbi Julia Appel, Rab’11, MAJS`11 | Hillel at the University of Toronto | Toronto
  • Rabbi Richard Kline, Rab`15, MAJS`15 | Bethany Senior Care | Calgary

  • Rabbi Minna Bromberg, Rab’10, MAJS`10 | RS Faculty | Kehilat HaKerem | Karmiel
  • Rabbi Lila Veissid, Rab’1, MAJS`11 | Kibbutz Ha-Ma’apil

  • Cantor Julie Newman, Can`17, MJEd`17 | United Hebrew Congregation | Singapore

Where Recent Hebrew College Education Graduates Are Working

  • David Derin, MJEd`16, Judaic Studies Teacher, Abraham Joshua Heschel School, Northridge
  • Moshe Fisch, MJEd`08, Judaic Studies Teacher, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Palo Alto
  • Emily JK Holtzman, MJEJS ’17, Program Coordinator for @Home Shalom, Family & Teen Educator, Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles
  • Carina Rock, MJEd`11, Judaic Studies Teacher, San Diego Jewish Academy
  • Sophie Needelman, MJEJS`18, Director of Student Life, University of California San Diego Hillel, San Diego
  • Dorielle Parker, MJEd`15, Judaic Studies Teacher, Oakland Hebrew Day School, Oakland
  • Aron Wolgel, MJEd`09, Judaic Studies Teacher, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco

  • Tema Smith, MJEd`18, Director of Community Engagement, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto
  • David Wallach, MJEd`16 – Judaic Studies Teacher, Herzliah School, Montreal

  • Ori Bieder, MJEd`17, Judaic Studies Teacher, Denver Jewish Day School
  • Sarah Levy, MJEd`10 – Judaic Studies Teacher, Denver Jewish Day School

  • Beth Pennamacoor, MJE ’17, Director of Education, Temple Beit HaYam & Cantorial Soloist, Stuart

  • Drew Cohen, MJEd`11, Judaic Studies Teacher, Weber School, Atlanta
  • Ilan Weismark, MJEd`13, Judaic Studies Teacher, Davis Academy, Atlanta

  • Natan Anderson, MJEd`17, Judaic Studies Teacher, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, Chicago

  • Rachel Shapiro Fink, MJEd`08, Founder & Director, Journey Early Childhood Center, Tel Aviv

  • Lisa Bodnizer, MJEd`08, Executive Director, Towson University Hillel, Baltimore
  • Julie Gordon, MJEd`12, Director of Education, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda
  • Orna Siegel, MJE ’16, Director of Enrollment & Tuition Assistance, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville

  • Jonah Peretz, MJEd`18, Judaic Studies Teacher, Jewish Community Day School of Boston, Watertown

  • David Fain, MJEd`11, Judaic Studies Teacher, Hillel Day School, Farmington Hills
  • Avi Spodek, MJEd`13, Judaic Studies Teacher, Frankel Jewish Academy, West Bloomfield MI

  • Alachua Nazarenko, MJEd`18, Programming Coordinator, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Jewish Life, Brandon

  • Rina Mangurten, MJEd`17, Judaic Studies Teacher, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, St. Louis

  • Avi Mandel, MJEd`18, Judaic Studies Teacher, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck

  • Tamar Benus, MJEd`16 , Judaic Studies Teacher, Ramaz School, New York
  • Esther DuBow, MJEd`12, Judaic Studies Teacher, Solomon Schecter School of of Long Island
  • Dammara Hall, MJEd`17, Judaic Studies Teacher, Rodeph Sholom School, New York
  • Laura Marder, MJEd`14, Judaic Studies Teacher, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Brooklyn
  • Amy Martin, MJEd`11, Family Engagement Director, Central Synagogue, New York
  • Hannah Perlis, MJEd`13, Judaic Studies Teacher, Shefa School, New York
  • David Riemenschneider, MJEd`10, Judaic Studies Teacher, Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York
  • Elana Rothenberg, MJEd`18, Judaic Studies Teacher, Solomon Schecter School of Manhattan, New York

  • Rebecca Weiner, MJEd`18, Judaics Specialist, Charolotte Jewish Preschool, Charlotte

  • Brian Freedman, MJEd`18, Executive Director, Northern Hills Synagogue, Cinncinati
  • Elana Shilling Perlin, MJEd`15 , Judaic Studies Teacher, Mandel School, Cleveland

  • Will Keller , MJEd`12, Judaic Studies Teacher, Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy, Philadelphia
  • Adam Mayer, MJEd`14, Judaic Studies Teacher, Kohelet Yeshiva High School, Philadelphia

  • Michelle Raskin, MJEd`17, Judaic Studies Teacher, Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, Providence

  • Cara Abrams-Simonton, MJEd`14, Judaic Studies Teacher, Seattle Jewish Community School
  • Adam Josephs, MJEd`17, Judaic Studies Teacher, Northwest Yeshiva High School, Seattle

  • Shifra Kaufman Chelst, MJEd`09, Judaic Studies Teacher, Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital

Meet Our Alumni

Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA Rav- Hazzan Aliza Berger, Rab`17, Can`17 Rav-Hazzan

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Portland, Oregon Rabbi Nathan DeGroot, Rab’16, MJER`16 Founder and Director, Mikdash

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Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Washington, D.C. Orna Siegel, MJEd`16 Director of Enrollment and Tuition Assistance

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David Lobron Parenting Through a Jewish Lens alumnus

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Temple Sinai of Brookline, MA Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman '14 Associate Rabbi

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Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD Cantor Hinda Tzvia Eisen Labovitz '14 Cantor

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Student, Syracuse University Sarah Winn, JTFGB`18 Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB) 2018 Alumnus

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Alumna Michelle Black, Me'ah`14 Me'ah, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, Open Circle Jewish Learning

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T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights in New York City Rabbi Salem Pearce, Rab`18 Director of Congregational Organizing

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Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Jackson, MS Alachua Nazarenko, MJEd`18 Director of Programming

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