Rabbi Meir Cohen Goldstein
Rabbi Meir Goldstein is honored and blessed to join the Dartmouth team as Executive Director/Rabbi of Dartmouth Hillel. He is committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that helps each us to flourish as we travel along our journeys. For the three years prior to moving to New England, Rabbi Meir was the Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life at Elon University in North Carolina. He attended the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University, where he earned an MA in Rabbinic Studies in 2003 and Rabbinic Ordination in 2006. He has led congregations, taught Jewish studies, served on the leadership team at a Jewish day school, and worked as the Religious Program Director at the Arizona State Hillel. Rabbi Meir’s passion for learning, community building, and justice has led him out into the streets, performing outreach with homeless youth and starting an inter-faith clergy group working to combat intimate partner violence. Rabbi Meir is proud to be a fellow with Rabbis Without Borders. He believes deeply the early rabbinic maxim that “if you save one person, you save an entire world,” and seeks to elevate the human dignity within every person he meets. As a member of the current cohort of the Hartman Fellowship for Hillel Professionals, Rabbi Meir continues to deepen and refine his understanding of Israel education on campus. When not at work, you will find him the happiest being out on a hiking trail, cooking, playing guitar, or studying. Rabbi Meir lives with his wife, Laura, who is the greatest blessing in his life, and their loving (yet bossy) shih tzu, Koofi.
Rabbi Goldstein can be reached at Meir.Cohen.Goldstein@dartmouth.edu
Claudia, our “Hillel mom”, performs the usual clerical duties surrounding a busy office, such as keeping Rabbi Golstein’s calendar, ordering supplies, and taking care of the Roth Center. As any Hillel student knows however, she does much more than this–whether helping students organize events, inviting them into her home for Claudallah (the perfect combination of Claudia and Havdallah), or just helping students through what’s on their minds, Hillel would not run the same way without her.
Claudia’s favorite time is when students come in to talk, be it about an idea for a program they would like to see Hillel offer, or questions about a different program already in place. But her personal favorite is when they just come in to chat!
During her 19 years here, Claudia has accumulated hundreds of postcards on her walls (and at least as many more for which she does not have enough wall space) from all the amazing places that Dartmouth Hillel students visit. She’s grateful that in their busy schedules, they find the time to send her a note about the grand times they are having all over the world. Hillel is a remarkable group of students that keep Claudia’s job interesting and fun!
Feel free to come stop by whenever you’re on campus! Reach Claudia at 603. 646. 0410 or Claudia.L.Palmer@dartmouth.edu
Emma Wunsch, director of donor relations, joined the staff of Dartmouth College Hillel in 2013; she produces brochures, writes thank you notes, supervises the production of the the Kol Koreh, and is responsible for many of Hillel’s mailings.
Emma can be reached at (603) 646-1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Maia and Ruby and Koofi (Hillel dogs)
Most days, Maia, Claudia’s Golden Retriever, is in the office waiting for students to pet her. Emma’s excitable Bernedoodle Ruby will hold office hours on the couch in her office. Koofi is Rabbi Meir’s adorable and bossy Shih Tzu.