Our Mission

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Hillel and the JSU strive to foster a vibrant Jewish community, meaning that students feel included and energized around their Jewish identity and practice. Hillel creates a student-centered, pluralistic, and egalitarian Jewish community that welcomes people of all movement and secular backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, and all approaches to Israel. Hillel is invested in providing diverse religious and cultural programming to Oberlin’s Jewish community.



Hillel Staff


rabbi Megan Doherty

Director of Hillel and Jewish Campus Life

This is Rabbi Megan's third year as Hillel director at Oberlin College. She has previously worked at Mishkan Ha'am Reconstructionist community in New York and served as the senior Jewish fellow and associate rabbi at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale University. She lives in Oberlin with her wife and daughter. "Building joyful Jewish community at Oberlin is the heart of my work on campus."

Email: Mdoherty@oberlin.edu

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talia rodwin, OC '17

Jewish Student Life Coordinator

This is Talia's second year as the Jewish Student Life Coordinator. She graduated from Oberlin in 2017 with a B.A. in English. She has previous experience as a camp technical director and movement leader in Habonim Dror. "I strive to support students and help them realize their Jewish dreams." 

Email: Trodwin@oberlin.edu