Rabbi Josh Snyder is the Executive Director of Goucher Hillel, serving in this role since 2008. Josh grew up in suburban Philadelphia and graduated from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001 with degrees in Biology and Talmud. After a brief foray into veterinary medicine, Josh enrolled at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he interned for two years at University of Delaware Hillel before his ordination and starting at Goucher.
Josh is continually energized by the students and community at Goucher College and all the possibilities in helping students, staff and board members find meaning through interaction with Hillel each and every day. Outside of work, Josh loves spending time with his wife Nikki and their blended family of five children (and three dogs!), playing guitar, nerding out on history podcasts, and playing words with friends.