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 Caryn Broitman

  9. Rabbi Shahar Colt

  10. Rabbi David Cooper

  11. Rabbi Meryl Crean

  12. Rabbi Michael Davis*

  13. Rabbi Laurence Edwards

  14. Rabbi Bruce Elder

  15. Rabbi Jeffrey Falick

  16. Rabbi Zev-Hayyim Feyer

  17. Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari

  18. Rabbi Zach Fredman

  19. Rabbi Jonathan Freirich

  20. Rabbi John Friedman

  21. Rabbi Shoshana Friedman

  22. Rabbi Roy Furman

  23. Rabbi Everett Gendler

  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 Susan Stone

  57. Rabbi Alana Suskin

  58. Rabbi Barbara Shulamit Thiede

  59. Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman

  60. Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev

  61. Rabbi Arthur Waskow

  62. Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

  63. Rabbi Joey Wolf

  64. Rabbi Debra Apt Zanerhaft

  65. Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman

  66. Rabbi Binyamin Biber

  67. Rabbi Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

  68. Rabbi Judith Seid

  69. Rabbi Robin Podolsky

  70. Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton

  71. Rabbi Alan LaPayover

  72. Cantor Jan Mahler

  73. Cantor Scott Simon

  74. Rabbi Mónica Gomery

  75. Rabbi Salem Pearce

  76. Rabbi Joseph Kolakowski

  77. Rabbinical Student Trisha Arlin

  78. Rabbinical Student Sarah Brammer-Shlay

  79. Rabbinical Student David N. Goodman

  80. Rabbinical Student Miriam Levia Grossman

  81. Rabbinical Student Lonnie Kleinman

  82. Rabbinical Student Kelly Kossar

  83. Rabbinical Student Sarah Noyovitz

  84. Rabbinical Student Mackenzie Tzvia Reynolds

  85. Rabbinical Student Jessica Rosenberg

  86. Rabbinical Student Ariel Tarash

  87. Rabbinical Student Lauren Tuchman

  88. Rabbinical Student Jessica K. Shimberg

  89. Rabbinical Student Emet Tauber

* 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.