Board of Directors

Margie Simon ’75


I graduated from Goucher in 1975 with a double major in elementary education and psychology. I graduated from Simmons College with a master’s in library science in 1977. In the late 1970s and the 1980s, I worked as a librarian at the University of Maryland Health Sciences Library, located at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. In the 1990s, I was the Readers’ Services Librarian at Goucher College. From 2000 until my retirement in 2016, I was the school library media specialist at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County. I now do volunteer work, including serving as secretary for the board of Goucher Hillel, working through my synagogue with a group of asylum seekers, and doing political advocacy work with Jews United for Justice.

Carol Hirschfeld Roth ’70

Past Chair, Governance Chair

A proud alumna of Goucher College, I was introduced to the board of Goucher Hillel several years ago by my sister, Tina Sheller, who is a faculty member at the college. I currently serve as the chair of the Development Committee for Goucher Hillel, and I help solicit funding for the organization’s many wonderful activities and programs. I worked as an elementary school teacher, literacy specialist, and director of instruction in the School District of Philadelphia in a career that spanned 38 years. Currently, I am retired, living in Wilmington, Delaware, with my husband, Jeff, and do some educational consulting work as well as many volunteer activities. My guilty pleasures include reading, doing crossword puzzles, and playing Mah Jongg. I love to walk and to try out new recipes.

Sara Erlbaum P ’24


I live with my husband, Jeffrey, our two children, and three dogs in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. My daughter, Hannah, is entering her sophomore year at Goucher, and my son, Noah, is a junior at Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy. Growing up Catholic outside of Albany, New York, I converted to Judaism after Hannah became a bat mitzvah and 18 years of marriage. I am a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and have a Juris Doctorate and master’s in environmental law from Vermont Law School. Throughout the years, I have been honored to serve on a variety of boards, often in leadership positions. Specifically, I served eight years as an elected official on my local township Board of Supervisors, which included acting as a liaison to numerous other township boards and commissions. Recently, I served as a board member and co-president of my synagogue. I’m entering my eighth year as a member of the Montgomery County Conservation District. I am the president of the Veterans’ Monument Foundation of Whitemarsh, which is dedicated to building a monument remembering our active-duty military, veterans, and their families. I also enjoy teaching meditation to veterans who experience post-traumatic stress.

I am honored to serve as a member of Goucher Hillel’s board. I’m passionate about connecting our students to Jewish life and Israel. Having the privilege of traveling to Israel twice, I understand the importance of maintaining a strong connection to Israel. Hillel provides a necessary, safe space where college students can experience their Jewishness on their own terms. In addition, Jewish students can gather in solidarity as they navigate various experiences on the Goucher campus and the neighboring community. I’m committed to assisting Hillel to ensure that these resources are always available to our Jewish students during these important years of their young adulthood.

Emily Kaufman ’16

I grew up in Massachusetts outside of Boston and now live in the Chicagoland area with my husband, Eli, Class of 2015. I am an early childhood educator at my local JCC, working with infants, and I love what I do! My husband and I met my first year at Goucher through Shabbat dinners and programs. I joined the student board as Shabbat chair the second semester of my first year and continued to be a board member each semester I was on campus. Goucher Hillel helped shape who I am as a Jew and helped influence my career in the Jewish nonprofit world.

Jeremy Kraut-Ordover ’01

Jeremy lives in Phoenix, AZ, and serves as the vice president for individual giving at Habitat for Humanity. In his role at Habitat, Jeremy leads major and planned giving efforts for the global housing organization and serves as a member of the senior leadership team. Jeremy serves on the Development Committee for Goucher Hillel as well as the [UNDAUNTED] campaign cabinet for the college. He and his husband, Calvin Goetz, enjoy travel and community service opportunities in their spare time and have a shared commitment to health and wellness. 

Linda Nathan P ’23

A native Baltimorean and current resident, my connection to the Goucher Hillel is through my son Scott Rosen ’23. I recall how much we enjoyed a Shabbat service and dinner when he was an accepted student and am looking forward to many more opportunities to come together. I am an assistant dean of finance at Johns Hopkins University, and I also serve on the board of my synagogue, so the Hillel Finance Committee was a natural fit for me. In leisure time, I enjoy puzzles, traveling, gardening with my sister, and just hanging out with my family and our many pets.

Saburah Posner ’02

I live in Penn Valley, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. I am a school administrator at an independent school. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Goucher with a degree in education and went on to get my master’s in elementary education.

I have always been proud of my Jewish heritage. My families (Posner and Cohen) come from Brooklyn and Queens. Although I was also raised in a Sufi community, Jewish holidays and traditions were a favorite part of my childhood. My wife and I continue to carry out these traditions for my siblings, nieces, and nephews. I attended Hillel a few times while at Goucher and had the incredible opportunity to travel to Israel through the Birthright Program.

I have always been an athlete at heart. I played field hockey, lacrosse, and even swam for a year while at Goucher. After college, I took up rugby, and I won two national championships while playing for New York Rugby Club. I also was a member of the U.S. National Rugby pool. Our family cares deeply about social justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement, all anti-racist/anti-bias work, and causes related to the LGBTQ+ community. Now that I am a mother of three boys, my hobbies include making lunches in a short amount of time, doing many loads of laundry each week, making puzzles and Perler bead projects with the kiddos, and sharing my varied interest in music with them.

Jonathan Siegel

I am a community member, living in Lutherville, Maryland. I work as an in-house attorney at T.Rowe Price. My connection to Goucher Hillel stems from attending high holiday services on campus. I‘ve enjoyed these services for many years and volunteering on the board provides me with a way to give back. Hillel’s Rabbi Snyder also performed my daughter’s baby naming service at Haebler Memorial Chapel, so Goucher will always be a special place for our family.

My interests include a range of physical activities like biking, skiing, and working out. I also enjoy taking time out to experience and explore nature.