About Us

Goucher Hillel has been the central address for Jewish life on Goucher’s campus since 1998, carrying on a century-old tradition of student-empowered Jewish life as embodied for many years in the Jewish Students’ Association and the Goucher Daughters program. Our Board of Directors and experienced staff work together with student leaders to fulfill our vision and mission:

Our vision is to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life and to live their lives with meaning and impact. Our mission is to connect with Goucher College as an indispensable partner furthering the values of the college, to effectively engage Jewish students, and to deepen their connection to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and to transform their lives so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel Staff

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Rabbi Josh Snyder

Executive Director

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Beth Vander Stoep

Global Jewish Life Coordinator

Student Leadership and Interns 2021-2022

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Rhyan Orenstein

Hillel Co-President

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Maya Witenberg

Hillel Co-President

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Jessica DeKoven

Jewish Holiday Chair

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Joan Firestein

Shabbat Chair

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Ben Levine

Chesed Chair

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Milo Roth

Senior Chair

Board of Directors

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Marla Mendelson

Chair

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Dr. Amalia Honick

Immediate Past Chair

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Carol Hirschfeld Roth ’70

Chair, Development Committee

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Merle Intner

Treasurer

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Margie Simon ’75

Secretary

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Sara Erlbaum P ’24
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Emily Kaufman ’16
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Amy Natterson Kroll P ‘12
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Linda Nathan P ‘23
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Jeremy Kraut-Ordover ’01
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Saburah Posner ’02
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Ellen JK Schneiderman P ’23
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Jonathan Siegel
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Don Soyer P ’23