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Rabbinical Class of 2024/5784 Scholarship & Statements

Dear Beloved Family, Friends, and Community,

As we approach our ordination, we are reflecting on our journey through the exceptional Hebrew College community. We’ve been nurtured by extraordinary teachers, embraced by a diverse and pluralistic environment, and supported unconditionally by you: our family, friends, and community members.

Our journey through rabbinical school has unfolded amidst unparalleled global challenges and uncertainties, underscoring the critical need for resilient rabbinic leadership in these times more than ever. Through these times, the strength of our cohort, our love for Torah, and the unwavering support of the Hebrew College community have been our pillars.

Inspired by our transformative experience, we are committed to paying it forward. In celebration of our ordination, we are hoping to raise $20,000 in scholarship funds for an incoming student at Hebrew College next year. This is our way of ensuring future students can benefit from the same nurturing environment that has been pivotal to our growth as emerging Jewish leaders.

We invite you to join us in this endeavor. Contributions can be made in honor of the Class of 2024 or an individual ordainee at the following link: Hebrew College Class of 2024 Scholarship Fund.

For those who prefer to donate by check, please address it to the Office of Advancement, Hebrew College, 1860 Washington St, Newton, MA 02466, with “HCRS Class of 2024 Gift” in the memo field.

Thank you for your continued support and blessings.

Shalom U’vracha,
The Class of 2024


(Pictured above back row l-r: Ben Einsidler, Jacob Weiss, Michael Fraade, Jessica Spencer, Michaela Brown, Heather Renetzky, Leah Carnow. Front row l-r: Hindy Finman, Eliana Willis, Jacob Chatinover, Emmanuel Cantor, Naftali Hirsch. Not pictured, Allen Lipson.)

We are proud to report 100% placement for our Class of 2024. Learn about their leadership positions in Jewish communities across the country!

Michaela Brown Associate Chaplain for Jewish (& Interfaith) Life at St. Olaf College and Carleton College, Northfield, MN

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Emmanuel Cantor Community Rabbi, The Den Collective, Washington DC

Read Emmanuel's Statement

Leah Carnow Assistant Rabbi, Temple Beth Zion, Brookline, MA

Read Leah's Statement

Jacob Chatinover Director of Congregational Learning, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder, CO

Read Jacob's Statement

Benjamin Einsidler Rabbi, Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham, MA

Read Benjamin's Statement

Hindy Finman Senior Director of Jewish Life, Pittsburgh JCC, Pittsburgh PA

Read Hindy's Statement

Michael Fraade Chaplain, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Read Michael's Statement

Naftali Hirsch Director of Congregational Learning, Temple Beth David, Westwood, MA

Read Naftali's Statement

Allen Lipson Organizer, Essex County Community Organization, Lynn, MA

Read Allen's Statement

Heather Renetzky Director of Congregational Engagement, Mt. Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN

Read Heather's Statement

Jessica Spencer Doctoral Program in Religion, Columbia University, New York, NY

Read Jessica's Statement

Jacob Weiss Rabbi, Northeastern University Hillel, Boston, MA

Read Jacob's Statement

Eliana Willis Assistant Rabbi, Temple Emunah, Lexington, MA

Read Eliana's Statement