The Open Hillel Rabbinical Council consists of rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical students who are dedicated to pluralism and an open Jewish community, inclusive of all Jews: religious Zionists, progressive Zionists, secular Zionists, non-Zionists, anti-Zionists, and more.

All of the members signed the following statement:

“As a rabbi, cantor, rabbinical student, or cantorial student, I support Open Hillel's efforts to restore the value of makhloket leshem shamayim --- argument for the sake of heaven -- to Jewish communities on campus and beyond. Hillel International's Standards of Partnership narrowly circumscribe discourse about Israel-Palestine and only serve to foster estrangement from the organized Jewish community. Regardless of my own political beliefs, as a member of the clergy and Jewish communal leader, I believe that Jewish communities are strengthened when we welcome individuals of all views and encourage vibrant discussion and debate. Therefore, I support and endorse the Open Hillel campaign as well as similar initiatives to 'Open' the centers of Jewish life where these debates are taking place. By joining Open Hillel's rabbinical council, I affirm my commitment to supporting open discourse in Hillel and bringing the values of open discourse to life in my own Jewish community." 

Signed:

  1. Rabbi Leora Abelson
  2. Rabbi Alana Alpert
  3. Rabbi Susan Averbach
  4. Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
  5. Rabbi David Basior
  6. Rabbi Joseph Berman
  7. Rabbi Phyllis Berman
  8. Rabbi Rachael Bregman
  9. Rabbi Caryn Broitman
  10. Rabbi Shahar Colt 
  11. Rabbi David Cooper
  12. Rabbi Meryl Crean
  13. Rabbi Michael Davis*
  14. Rabbi Laurence Edwards
  15. Rabbi Bruce Elder
  16. Rabbi Jeffrey Falick
  17. Rabbi Zev-Hayyim Feyer
  18. Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
  19. Rabbi Zach Fredman
  20. Rabbi Jonathan Freirich
  21. Rabbi John Friedman
  22. Rabbi Shoshana Friedman
  23. Rabbi Roy Furman
  24. Rabbi Shai Gluskin
  25. Rabbi Borukh Goldberg
  26. Rabbi Douglass Goldhamer
  27. Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein
  28. Rabbi Maralee Gordon
  29. Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
  30. Rabbi Lauren Grabelle-Herman
  31. Rabbi Suzanne Griffel
  32. Rabbi Linda Holtzman
  33. Rabbi Burt Jacobson
  34. Rabbi Marisa Elana James
  35. Rabbi Edward J. Klein
  36. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum 
  37. Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
  38. Rabbi Michael Lerner
  39. Rabbi David Levin
  40. Rabbi Richard Levy
  41. Rabbi Rebecca Lillian
  42. Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
  43. Rabbi Shaul Magid
  44. Rabbi Nina Mandel
  45. Rabbi Steve P. Nathan
  46. Rabbi Dev Noily
  47. Rabbi Moti Rieber
  48. Rabbi Brant Rosen
  49. Rabbi Gila Colman Ruskin
  50. Rabbi Gerald Serotta
  51. Rabbi Isaac Serotta
  52. Rabbi Drorah Setel 
  53. Rabbi Jeremy Daniel Sher 
  54. Rabbi Becky Silverstein
  55. Rabbi Marc Soloway
  56. Rabbi Alana Suskin
  57. Rabbi Barbara Shulamit Thiede
  58. Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman
  59. Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev
  60. Rabbi Arthur Waskow
  61. Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg
  62. Rabbi Joey Wolf
  63. Rabbi Debra Apt Zanerhaft
  64. Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman
  65. Rabbi Binyamin Biber
  66. Cantor Jan Mahler
  67. Cantor Scott Simon
  68. Rabbinical Student Trisha Arlin
  69. Rabbinical Student Sarah Barasch-Hagans
  70. Rabbinical Student Mónica Gomery
  71. Rabbinical Student David N. Goodman 
  72. Rabbinical Student Miriam Levia Grossman
  73. Rabbinical Student Kelly Kossar
  74. Rabbinical Student Bryan Mann
  75. Rabbinical Student Sarah Noyovitz
  76. Rabbinical Student Salem Pearce
  77. Rabbinical Student Mackenzie Tzvia Reynolds
  78. Rabbinical Student Jessica Rosenberg
  79. Rabbinical Student Ariel Tarash
  80. Rabbinical Student Lauren Tuchman
  81. Rabbinical Student Jessica K. Shimberg

* Founder of the Open Hillel Rabbinical Council

If you are a rabbi, cantor, or rabbinical/cantorial student who would like to add your name to this list; or if you have any questions about joining, please email openhillel@gmail.com.