Meet MEOR

Since 2005, MEOR has inspired thousands of the most promising Jewish students on leading U.S. college campuses and effectively engaged them in the discovery of their own heritage and identity. MEOR programming is provided on both private and public universities that are distinguished by their academic excellence and/or a sizable Jewish population.

About

What began as a Jewish mentorship experiment on a single university campus has quickly grown into a masterwork of Jewish engagement operating on 21 prominent college campuses across the country and beyond.

Launched in 2005, MEOR’s unique brand of Jewish leadership training, sophisticated text-based study and experiential education programming highlights the importance of Jewish values, identity and community. In just over a decade, MEOR has impacted more than 18,000 undergraduate students, encouraging them to connect with Judaism on their own terms and in their own time.

In 2016, MEOR established post-university programming to ensure that its alumni would have a familial Jewish framework for sustained growth as young professionals.

Now in its second decade, MEOR continues to ignite the Jewish flame within a new generation of young Jewish leaders who are hungry for community, continuity and connectivity.

Staff

Executive

Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld
President
Debra Kodish
Executive Vice President

Regional

Rabbi Menashe Benedict
Program Director - MEOR Drexel
Ivy Edelstein
EDUCATOR - MEOR DC
Rabbi Yosef Edelstein
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR DC
Rabbi Aaron Dovid Eisemann
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR NYU
Hannah Fleshel
EDUCATOR - MEOR EMORY
Rabbi Yaakov Fleshel
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR EMORY
Rabbi Rick Fox
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR PENN
Rabbi Yoni Ganger
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR HARVARD
Rabbi Meir Goldberg
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR RUTGERS
Mariel Goldstein
EDUCATOR - MEOR MARYLAND
Rabbi Zalman Goldstein
EDUCATOR - MEOR MARYLAND
Rabbi Mendy Gould
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR BRANDEIS
Rabbi Eliyahu Greenberg
EDUCATOR - MEOR NYU
Rabbi Aaron Grossman
REGIONAL DIRECTOR - MEOR NY
Adina Harkavy
EDUCATOR - MEOR UPSTATE
Rabbi Chaim Harkavy
REGIONAL DIRECTOR - MEOR UPSTATE
Allie Hayun
EDUCATOR - MEOR MARYLAND
Rabbi Ephraim Kamin
REGIONAL DIRECTOR - MEOR BAY AREA
Rabbi Aron Katz
PROGRAM DIRECTOR - MEOR TEMPLE
Shoshana Kay
REGIONAL DIRECTOR - MEOR PHILADELPHIA
Rabbi Ari Koretzky
CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MEOR MARYLAND
Rabbi Avrohom Loketch
REGIONAL DIRECTOR - MEOR BOSTON
Rabbi Alex Nadler
Educator - MEOR Boston
Hila Nadler
EDUCATOR- MEOR BOSTON
Chaya Schwartz
EDUCATOR - MEOR PENN
Yehudis Solomon
EDUCATOR - MEOR BOSTON
Reuven Stengel
Educator - MEOR UPSTATE

National

Shlomo Gershenfeld
MEOR Jinternship Coordinator
Debbie Inker
Chief Financial Officer
Debra Kodish
Executive Vice President
Dr. Ivan Lerner
Human Resources
Michal Levy
Director of the Women’s Learning Program
Rabbi Yosef Lynn
Ombudsman & Director of Poland
Rabbi Yehoshua Styne
Israel Educational Director
Chagit Klein
OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Board Of Directors

Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld
President
Thomas Steinberg
Co-Founder
Jacques Brand
Eric Evans
Ian Glastein
Managing Principal of investment firm Monarch Alternative Capital
Nancy Gofman
Ariel Kor
Andrew Penson
Lisa Rosenbaum
Barry Skolnick
Kalman Wolchok

Advisory Board

Kenneth Abramowitz
Raanan Agus
Isaac Applbaum
Jeff Eisenberg
Howard Friedman
Stephen Greenberg
Malcolm Hoenlein
Joseph Jacobson
Bruce Taragin
Howard Wietschner