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Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Established in 1923, Hillel now serves students at more than 550 colleges and communities worldwide. By encouraging students to take ownership of their Jewish journeys, Hillel seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life. Hillel seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel is committed to:

  • Creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment;
  • Fostering student growth and the balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human;
  • Advancing social justice, Jewish learning, and spirituality;
  • Embracing Israel and global Jewish peoplehood;
  • Delivering excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.


Goucher Hillel Staff

Rabbi Josh Snyder, Goucher Hillel Executive Director
josh.snyder@goucher.edu • (410) 337-6545

Rabbi Josh SnyderRabbi Josh Snyder was born and raised in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Connection to Jewish identity has always been a part of Josh’s life, but it has manifested itself in different ways throughout his ongoing Jewish Journey. Josh had experiences as a national student leader in USY, as a singer in a traveling Jewish a capella group during college, and as a rabbinical student innovating rituals to celebrate and mourn our animal companions, among other things. He is in his sixth year working for Hillel, serving previously as Rabbinic Intern at University of Delaware Hillel. Josh has served as Goucher’s Hillel Director since ordination in 2008 from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He is continually energized by the students and community at Goucher College and all the possibilities entailed in the enterprise of inspiring Jewish college students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life.




Lola Hahn, Goucher Hillel Development Director

lhahn@baltimorehillel.org • (410) 843-7450

Throughout my life it has been very important for me to be Lola Hahninvolved in helping to make a difference and contribute to the improvement of individuals’ lives. Making friends and building strong relationships both professionally and personally have been the key to my success and happiness. Early in my career, I served as a volunteer for the Retail Leadership Division of the UJA Federation of New York, helping to raise funds for the aged and personally visiting with clients needing assistance. In Baltimore, I have supported the community for 20 years serving as a committee volunteer at different times and/or supporting an event to help procure funds for a diverse group of local organizations. I have been active with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, serving on their board since 1990 and holding the position of auction co-chair for the annual gala for 15 years. I feel very fortunate to hold this challenging and rewarding position as Development Director and hope to help raise the continued funds needed to support our effort. I think it is important to provide support for our future generations and guide them with the understanding of giving back and helping other people in need.


Goucher Hillel Board of Directors

Sally Davis, D.D.S. ’84, Chair
Nancy B. Gertner ’72, Chair Emerita
Dr. Patricia Charrier Attman ’74
Elana Cohen ’08
Rachel Eidelman ’74
Aliza Epstein ’03
Dr. Margaret Ravits Goldfarb ’72
Beth H. Goldsmith ’72
Bettina Heiman ’69, P ’04
Dr. Amalia Honick, Faculty
Merle Intner
Dr. Jill Karliner P ’17
Ruth S. Lenrow ’74
Aileen Losin
Gail Shaivitz Oppel ’94
Barbie Prince ’85, P ’12
Barbara S. Roswell
Dr. Tina Sheller ’74, Faculty
Dr. Lisa Weiss P ’13, Faculty
Judi L. Davidson Wolf P ’14

Goucher Hillel Student Leaders

Co-Presidents: Rachael Hollern ’16 and Marlee Goldshine ’17
Shabbat Chair: Emily Waife ’16
Publicity Chair:
Pluralistic Judaism Chair: Rachel Brustein ’16
Tzedek Chair: Stephanie Stern ’15
Israel Committee Liason: Yael Ben-Chaim ’17
Senior Chair: Eli Kaufman ’15
First-Year Representative: Alice Goldstein-Plesser ’16

Contact Goucher Hillel

Please feel welcome to be in touch:
hillel@goucher.edu • (410) 337-6545
Weinberg Jewish Student Center, Stimson Hall, Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204