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." 


  1. Rabbi Richard Levy, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Rabbi Arthur Waskow
  3. Rabbi Alana Suskin
  4. Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
  5. Rabbinical Student Ariel Tarash
  6. Rabbi Barbara Shulamit Thiede
  7. Rabbi Becky Silverstein
  8. Rabbi Borukh Goldberg
  9. Rabbi Brant Rosen, Chicago, IL
  10. Rabbi Bruce Elder
  11. Rabbinical Student Bryan Mann
  12. Rabbi Burt Jacobson
  13. Rabbi Caryn Broitman, Vineyard Haven, MA
  14. Rabbi David Basior, Seattle, WA
  15. Rabbi David Cooper
  16. Rabbi Douglass Goldhamer
  17. Rabbi Dov Noily
  18. Rabbi Edward J. Klein
  19. Rabbinical Student Elizabeth Goldstein
  20. Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
  21. Rabbi Gerald Serotta
  22. Rabbi Gila Colman Ruskin
  23. Rabbi Isaac Serotta
  24. Cantor Jan Mahler
  25. Rabbi Jeffrey Falick, Royal Oak, Michigan
  26. Rabbinical Student Jeremy Daniel Sher
  27. Rabbinical Student Jessica Rosenberg
  28. Rabbi Joey Wolf
  29. Rabbi John Friedman
  30. Rabbi Joseph Berman
  31. Rabbinical Student Joseph Gindi
  32. Rabbi Lauren Grabelle-Herman
  33. Rabbinical Student, New York, NY 
  34. Rabbi Laurence Edwards
  35. Rabbinical Student Laynie Soloman
  36. Rabbinical Student Leora Abelson
  37. Rabbinical Student Lex Rofes
  38. Rabbi Linda Holtzman
  39. Rabbi Maralee Gordon
  40. Rabbinical Student Marisa Elana James
  41. Rabbi Meryl Crean
  42. Cantor Michael Davis
  43. Rabbi Michael Lerner
  44. Rabbinical Student Miriam Levia Grossman
  45. Rabbinical Student Mónica Gomery
  46. Rabbi Moti Rieber
  47. Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kramer
  48. Rabbi Nina Mandel
  49. Rabbi Phyllis Berman
  50. Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
  51. Rabbi Rebecca Lillian
  52. Rabbi Roy Furman, Chicago, IL
  53. Rabbinical Student Salem Pearce
  54. Rabbinical Student Sarah Barasch-Hagans
  55. Rabbinical Student Sarah Noyovitz
  56. Cantor Scott Simon
  57. Rabbinical Student Shahar Colt
  58. Rabbi Shai Gluskin
  59. Rabbi Shaul Magid
  60. Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman
  61. Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg
  62. Rabbi Shoshana Friedman
  63. Rabbi Steve P. Nathan
  64. Rabbi Suzanne Griffel
  65. Rabbinical Student Trisha Arlin
  66. Rabbi Zev-Hayyim Feyer
  67. Rabbi Susan Averbach, Society for Humanistic Judaism, San Francisco, CA
  68. Rabbinical Student Mackenzie Tzvia Reynolds

If you are a rabbi, cantor, or rabbinical/cantorial student who would like to add your name to this list, please do so here.  Also, feel free to email with questions, or email founder and president of the Open Hillel Rabbinical Council, Cantor Michael Davis,