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 Everett Gendler
  25. Rabbi Shai Gluskin
  26. Rabbi Borukh Goldberg
  27. Rabbi Douglass Goldhamer
  28. Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein
  29. Rabbi Maralee Gordon
  30. Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
  31. Rabbi Lauren Grabelle-Herman
  32. Rabbi Suzanne Griffel
  33. Rabbi Linda Holtzman
  34. Rabbi Burt Jacobson
  35. Rabbi Marisa Elana James
  36. Rabbi Edward J. Klein
  37. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum 
  38. Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
  39. Rabbi Michael Lerner
  40. Rabbi David Levin
  41. Rabbi Richard Levy
  42. Rabbi Rebecca Lillian
  43. Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
  44. Rabbi Shaul Magid
  45. Rabbi Nina Mandel
  46. Rabbi Steve P. Nathan
  47. Rabbi Dev Noily
  48. Rabbi Moti Rieber
  49. Rabbi Brant Rosen
  50. Rabbi Gila Colman Ruskin
  51. Rabbi Gerald Serotta
  52. Rabbi Isaac Serotta
  53. Rabbi Drorah Setel 
  54. Rabbi Jeremy Daniel Sher 
  55. Rabbi Becky Silverstein
  56. Rabbi Marc Soloway
  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. Cantor Jan Mahler
  68. Cantor Scott Simon
  69. Rabbinical Student Trisha Arlin
  70. Rabbinical Student Sarah Barasch-Hagans
  71. Rabbinical Student Mónica Gomery
  72. Rabbinical Student David N. Goodman 
  73. Rabbinical Student Miriam Levia Grossman
  74. Rabbinical Student Kelly Kossar
  75. Rabbinical Student Bryan Mann
  76. Rabbinical Student Sarah Noyovitz
  77. Rabbinical Student Salem Pearce
  78. Rabbinical Student Mackenzie Tzvia Reynolds
  79. Rabbinical Student Jessica Rosenberg
  80. Rabbinical Student Ariel Tarash
  81. Rabbinical Student Lauren Tuchman
  82. 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.