Who are we?
Oberlin Hillel and the Jewish Student Union strive to create a vibrant Jewish community for students on campus. Hillel is a student-centered, pluralistic Jewish space that welcomes people of all movement and secular backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, and all approaches to Israel. Weekly lunches convene in the Hillel Room, Wilder 216, and Friday night services and dinner are held in the Kosher-Halal Coop.
The Cleveland Hillel Foundation provides the college with a Jewish campus rabbi and a Jewish Student Life Coordinator who encourage and facilitate Jewish activities at Oberlin.
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."
talia rodwin '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."