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, MJSR’18 | Temple Beth-El | Birmingham

  • Rabbi Adina Allen, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | The Jewish Studio Project | Berkeley
  • Rabbi Chaim Koritzinsky, Rab’08, MJER’08 | Congregation Etz Chayim | Palo Alto
  • Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | The Kitchen | San Francisco
  • Rabbi Gray Myrseth, Rab’17, MJSR’17 | Kehillah Community Synagogue | Piedmont
  • Rabbi Alyson Solomon, Rab’09, MJSR’09 | Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim | Los Angeles

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

 

  • Rabbi Rebekah Goldman, Rab’16, MJER’16 | Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation Emek Shalom | Simsbury

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

  • Rabbi Ezra Balser, Rab’17, MJSR’17 | Silverstein Base Hillel: LOOP | Chicago

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

  • Cantor Kevin Margolius, Can’13, MAJS`12 | Touro Synagogue | New Orleans

  • Cantor Beth Strassler, Can`17, MAJS`17 | Congregation Etz Chaim | Biddeford

  • Cantor Melanie Blatt, COSEL’18, MAJS`18 | Temple Beth-El | Pikesville
  • Cantor Sarah Bolts, Can`17, MAJS`17 | B’nai Israel Congregation| Rockville
  • Cantor Hinda Eisen Labovitz, Can’14, MAJS’14 | Ohr Kodesh Congregation | Chevy Chase
  • Rabbi Jeremy Fierstien, Rab’11, MJSR’11 | University of Maryland Baltimore County Hillel | Baltimore

  • Rabbi Leora Abelson, Rab’17, MJSR’17 | Congregation Agudas Achim | Attleboro
  • Rabbi Alison Adler, Rab’08, MJSR’08 | Temple B’nai Abraham | Beverly
  • Cantor Elise Barber, Can’11, MAJS’11 | Temple Beth El | Springfield
  • Rabbi Joel Baron, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Dedham
  • Rabbi Laura BellowsRab’18, MJSR’18 | BIMA and Genesis at Brandeis University | Waltham
  • Tiferet Gordon Berenbaum, Rab’13, MJER’13 | Temple Beth Zion | Brookline
  • Rav-Hazzan Aliza BergerCan’17, Rab’17, MJSR’17 | Temple Emanuel | Newton
  • Rabbi Daniel Berman, Rab’10, MJSR’10 | Temple Reyim | Newton
  • Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney-CohenRab’18, MJER’18 | Congregation Kehillath Israel | Brookline
  • Rabbi Jordan Braunig, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | Tufts University Hillel | Medford
  • Rabbi Joshua Breindel, Rab’09, | Congregation Beth El | Sudbury
  • Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, Can’16, MJEd’16 | Temple Emanu-El | Haverhill
  • Rabbi Shahar Colt, Rab’16, MJSR’16 | Congregation Dorshei Tzedek | Newton
  • Rabbi Getzel Davis, Rab’13 | Harvard University Hillel | Cambridge
  • Rabbi Jevin Eagle, Rab’19, MJSR’19 | Boston University Hillel | Boston
  • Rabbi Judi Ehrlich, Rab’08, MJSR’08 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Dedham
  • Rabbi Aaron Fine, Rab’09, MJSR’09 | University of Massachusetts at Amherst Hillel | Amherst
  • Rabbi David Finkelstein, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | Temple Beth Israel | Waltham
  • Rabbi Shoshana Friedman, Rab’14, MJSR’14, RS Faculty | Hebrew College | Newton
  • Rabbi Hillel Greene, Rab’14, MJER’14 | Gann Academy | Waltham
  • Cantor Maayan Harel, COSEL’19, MJEd’19 | Temple Sinai | Brookline
  • Rabbi David Cohen-Henriquez, Rab’09, MJSR’09 | Temple Sinai | Marblehead
  • Cantor Idan Irelander, Can’09, MJEd’09 | Temple Emanuel | Andover
  • Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz, Rab’10, MJSR’10 | Congregation B’nai Brith | Somerville
  • Rabbi Suzanne Jacobson, Rab’15, MJER’15 | Temple Israel | Boston
  • Cantor Marcie Jonas, Can`10 | Temple Israel | Boston
  • Rabbi Randy Kafka, Rab’08, MJSR’08 | Temple Kol Tikvah | Sharon
  • Rabbi Marcie Kamerow, Rab’15, MJER’15 | Temple Beth Am | Framingham
  • Cantor Rebecca Wexler Khitrik, Can’14, MAJS’14 | Temple Sinai | Sharon
  • Cantor Lisa Kipen-Hershenson, Can’14, MAJS`92 | Newbridge on the Charles | Dedham
  • Rabbi Daniel Klein, Rab’10, MJER’10, RS Faculty | The Boston Synagogue | Boston
  • Rabbi Adam Lavitt, Rab’12, MJER’12 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Canton
  • Rabbi Elie Lehmann, Rab’17, MJSR’17 | Boston University Hillel | Boston
  • Rabbi Steven Lewis, Rab’11, MJSR’11 | Temple Ahavat Aachim | Gloucester
  • Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal, Rab’19, MJSR’19 | Temple Beth Shalom | Melrose
  • Cantor Michael McCloskey, Can’07, MJEd’07, SJM Faculty | Temple Emeth | Chestnut Hill
  • Rabbi Sara Meirowitz, Rab’13 | Gann Academy | Waltham
  • Rabbi James Morgan, Rab’08, MJER’08 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Cambridge
  • Rabbi Suzanne Offit, Rab’09 | Hebrew SeniorLife | Roslindale
  • Rabbi Allison Poirier, Rab’19, MJER’19 | Temple Beth Sholom | Framingham
  • Rabbi Shayna Rhodes, Rab’08, RS Faculty | Hebrew College | Newton
  • Cantor Jeri Nagler Robins, Can’13, MJEd’13 | Beth El Temple Center | Belmont
  • Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin, Rab’11, MJER’11 | Essex County Community Organization | Essex County
  • Rabbi Richard Rudnick, Rab’11, MJSR’11 | University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center | Worcester
  • Rabbi Stephanie Sanger-Miller, Rab’19, MJSR’19 | Brandeis University | Waltham
  • Rabbi Daniel Schaefer, Rab’18, MJSR’18 | Temple Ohabei Shalom | Brookline
  • Rabbi Jordan Schuster, Rab’18, MJSR’18, Faculty | Hebrew College | Newton
  • Rabbi Shira Shazeer, Rab’10, MJSR’10 | Metrowest Jewish Day School | Framingham
  • Rabbi Philip Sherman, Rab’13, MJER’13 | Temple Beth Elohim | Wellesley
  • Cantor Linda Sue Sohn, Can’11, MJEd’11 | Congregation Beth Israel | Lawrence
  • Cantor Sarra Spierer, Can’07, MJEd’07 | Congregation Beth Elohim | Acton
  • Cantor Lynn Torgove, Can’12, MAJS’11 SJM Faculty | Temple Emanu-el | Marblehead
  • Rabbi Seth Wax, Rab’13, MJER’13, P’98 | Williams College | Williamstown
  • Rabbi Rebecca Weinstein, Rab’18, MJER’18 | Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston | Newton
  • Rabbi David Winship, Rab’17, MJSR’17 | Temple Beth David | Canton

  • Rabbi Alana Alpert, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | Congregation T’chivah | Detroit
  • Rabbi Nate de Groot, Rab’16, MJER’16 | Hazon Detroit | Detroit
  • Rabbi Lisa Stella, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | University of Michigan Hillel | Ann Arbor

  • Rabbi Tamar Grimm, Rab’10, MJSR’10 | Beth Jacob Congregation | Mendota Heights
  • Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman, Rab’10, MJER’10 | Macalaster College | St. Paul
  • Rabbi Arielle Rosenberg, Rab’17, MJSR’17| Shir Tikvah | Minneapolis

  • Rabbi Eric Cohen, Rab’12 | Flemington Jewish Community Center | Flemington
  • Cantor Shana Onigman, Can’07, MJEd’07 | Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael | Morristown
  • Rabbi J. Hannah Orden, Rab’10, MAJS’10 | Congregation Beth Hatikvah | Summit
  • Cantor Risa Wallach, Can’15, MJEd’14| Temple Beth El | Jersey City

  • Rabbi Ayalon EliachRab’18, MJSR`18 | Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah | New York City
  • Rabbi Hayley Goldstein, Rab’19, MJSR’19  |BASE, Cornell University | Ithaca
  • Rabbi Joel Goldstein, Rab’19, MJSR’19  | Syracuse University  | Syracuse
  • Rabbi Avi Killip, Rab’14, MJSR’14  |  Mechon Hadar  | New York City
  • Rabbi Jessica Lenza, Rab’15, MJSR’15 | Temple Shaaray Tefila | New York City
  • Rabbi Sarah Mulhern, Rab’17, MJER’17 | Shalom Hartman Institute – North America | New York City
  • Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson, Rab’13, MJSR’13 | Truah:  The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights  |  New York City
  • Rabbi Salem Pearce, Rab’18, MJSR’18 | Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights | New York City
  • Rabbi Michael Silbert, Rab’12, MJER’12 | Temple Beth David | Rochester
  • Rabbi Shuki Zehavi, Rab’19, MJSR’19 | Temple Adath Yeshurun | Syracuse

  • Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein, Rab’11, MJSR’11 | Beth El Congregation | Akron
  • Cantor Richard Lawrence, Can’14, MAJS’15 | Temple Emanu El | Orange Village
  • Rabbi Scott Roland, Rab’13, MJER’13 | Congregation Shaarey Tikvah | Cleveland

  • Rabbi Philip Bressler, Rab’18, MJSR’18 | Beit Am | Corvallis
  • Rabbi Elias Herb, Rab’16, MJSR’16 | Temple Beth Shalom | Salem

  • Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, Rab’14, MJSR’14 | Kol Tzedek | Philadelphia
  • Rabbi Monica Gomery, Rab’17, MJSR’17  |  Kol Tzedek   | Philadelphia
  • Cantor Julie Newman, Can’17, MJEd`17 | Tiferet — A Jewish Spirituality Project | Pittsburgh
  • Cantor Henry Shapiro, Can’12, MJEd’12 | Parkway Jewish Center | Pittsburgh
  • Rabbi Micah Shapiro, Rab’17, MJSR’17 | University of Pennsylvania Hillel | Philadelphia
  • Rabbi Dena Trugman, Rab’19, MJSR’17 | Einstein Medical Center | Elkins Park

  • Rabbi Steven Jablow, Rab’15, MJSR’15 | Bryant University Hillel | Smithfield

  • Cantor Monica O’Desky, COSEL’18MAJS`18, MJEd’18 | Temple Mizpah | Abilene
  • Rabbi Michael Cohen, Rab’08 | Innovative Hospice Care | Dallas

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

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

  • Rabbi Joshua Weisman, Rab’18, MJSR’18 | Kavanah | Seattle

  • Rabbi Benjamin Barer, Rab’18, MJER’18 | Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School | Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Joseph Berman, Rab’10, MJSR’10 | New Synagogue Project | Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Avi Strausberg, Rab’15, MJER’15  |  Mechon Hadar  |  Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Ilana Zietman, Rab’19,MJER’19 | GatherDC | Washington, DC

International

  • Rabbi Misha Clebenar, Rab’19, MJER’19 | North Shore Temple | Sydney

  • Rabbi Rogerio Zingervitz Cukierman, Rab’11, MJSR’11 | Escola Eliezer Max | Rio de Janiero

  • Rabbi Julia Appel, Rab’11, MJSR’11 | Hillel at the University of Toronto | Toronto
  • Cantor Audrey Klein, Can’17, MJEd’17| Temple Emanu-El | Toronto
  • Rabbi Richard Kline, Rab’15, MJSR’15 | Bethany Senior Care | Calgary

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

Where Recent Hebrew College Education Graduates Are Working

  • Rabbi Misha Clebenar, MJEd`19 | North Shore Temple, Sydney

  • 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
  • Sarah Hartman MJEd`19 | Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties| San Francisco
  • Emily JK Holtzman, MJEJS ’17, Program Coordinator for @Home Shalom, Family & Teen Educator, Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles
  • 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
  • Carina Rock, MJEd`11, Judaic Studies Teacher, San Diego Jewish Academy
  • Aron Wolgel, MJEd`09, Judaic Studies Teacher, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco

  • Seth Goldstein | Leo Baeck Day School | Ontario
  • Cantor Audrey Klein, Can`17, MJEd`17| Temple Emanu-El | Toronto
  • Rabbi Richard Kline, Rab`15, MAJS`15 | Bethany Senior Care | Calgary
  • Jonah Potasznik, MJEd`10 | Hebrew Foundation School | Quebec
  • 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

  • Roberta Bergstron, MJEd`19, Temple Israel | Boston
  • Jonah Peretz, MJEd`18, Judaic Studies Teacher, Jewish Community Day School of Boston | Watertown
  • Rabbi Allison Poirier, MJEd`19 | Temple Beth Shalom | Framingham
  • Wilma Sack-Poyser, MJEd`19 |Temple Aliyah | Needhman
  • Rebecca Redner, MJEd`19 | Gateways: Access to Jewish Education | Newton
  • Andrea Shapiro, MJEd`19 | Temple Emanuel | Newton
  • Stephanie Wolfe, MJEd`19 | Temple Shalom Emeth | Burlington

  • 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

  • Dale Rosenberg, MJEd/MAJS`19 | Congregation Ahavas Achim | Keene

  • 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
  • Ari Weber, MJP`10 | Beit Rabban Day School | 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

  • Joshua Berkowitz, MAJS`19 | Central Congregational Church | Providence
  • 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
  • Pamela Shapiro, MJEd`19 | One Table
  • Rabbi Ilana Zeitman, MJEd`19 | Gather DC

Meet Our Alumni

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

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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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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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Finding Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum, Rab`13 Director of Congregational Learning and Programming at Temple Beth Zion

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Musicians Share Passions for Hebrew College and Yiddishkayt Rabbi Shira Shazeer, Rab `10 Rabbi, Metrowest Jewish Day School

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