Clare Goldwater will become the director of Hillel's Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning. Currently a fellow at the Mandel School in Jerusalem, Goldwater will begin her appointment in August.
"I am thrilled to become a part of a vibrant organization like Hillel," Goldwater said. "I hope my love of Jewish studies will inspire students to examine how its values and stories can make a difference in their own lives."
"Hillel is fortunate to have a person of Clare's caliber take the helm of such an integral part of our organization," said Avraham Infeld, president of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. "Our programming will benefit from her creativity and passion for Judaism and Israel."
The Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning, located at Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center in Washington, DC, encourages ways of Jewish living and learning for students, professionals and lay leaders. Through targeted programs and initiatives, the Meyerhoff Center fosters Jewish learning in a variety of venues, from the Internet, to dorm rooms, to traditional modes of text study. The Center also creates continuing education opportunities for campus professionals, while also providing Jewish content for social action initiatives powered by Weinberg Tzedek Hillel.
Goldwater brings an extensive background in Jewish education to her new position. From 1994 to 2002, she served as program director, tour educator and Web site manager for Ramah Programs in Israel. A licensed tour guide in Israel, she was also a freelance tour educator and guide to a wide variety of groups. Goldwater also worked for the World Union of Jewish Students, where she coordinated Israel programs and wrote and edited HERitage & HIStory: Visions for an Equal Future, a sourcebook of materials for Jewish women.
Goldwater holds a bachelor's degree from Somerville College at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, and a master's degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and the Israel School of Tourism.
The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, is committed to creatively empowering and engaging Jewish students through its network of over 500 campus Foundations, Program Centers and affiliates. Its long-standing dedication to building Jewish identity, while nurturing intellectual and spiritual growth in a pluralistic community, positions Hillel as a leader in building a stronger Jewish people and stronger Jewish future.