Rabbi Matt Rosenberg, Campus Rabbi and Executive Director
Rabbi Matt Rosenberg has served as the executive director and campus rabbi of Hillel at Texas A&M since July 2013. He is the president of the Campus Ministry Association, a volunteer chaplain and member of the ethics committee at the Scott & White Hospital in College Station, and serves on the executive board of NECHAMA: Jewish Response to Disaster.
Rabbi Matt is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly, having been ordained in May 2013 at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He is working to grow the Jewish community and the Hillel by building a Jewish Studies program, growing Israel advocacy on campus, and offering a wide-range of educational, religious, and social programming to Jewish and non-Jewish students.
Born in Los Angeles, Rabbi Matt grew up in Sacramento, California. He and his wife Jen spent a year in Jerusalem, studying at the Conservative Yeshiva. Rabbi Matt has traveled far as part of his Jewish journey – in 2007 he traveled to Ukraine to help lead Passover seders in fledgling Jewish communities, in 2008 he traveled to Ghana with the American Jewish World Service as part of their Rabbinical Student Delegation, and in the summer of 2011, Rabbi Matt traveled to Novosibirsk in Siberia to train fifty young Jewish teens about Judaism. He visits Israel regularly.
Prior to rabbinical school, Rabbi Matt was a director of emergency and volunteer services for the American Red Cross in California. Rabbi Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in geography from UC Davis (making him also an “Aggie”), his master’s degree in geography from California State University Northridge, and a master’s degree in rabbinic studies from American Jewish University.
Please don’t hesitate to stop by Hillel and say “Howdy” to Rabbi Matt! He can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at Hillel at 979-703-1856, on Facebook
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Danielle Freedman, Jewish Student Life Coordinator
Danielle Freedman serves the community as our Jewish Student Life Coordinator. A native of Auburn, Alabama, Danielle earned a bachelor of science in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama in May 2015. During her time at Alabama Danielle spent three years as an engagement intern at the Bloom Hillel at the University of Alabama. In 2016 she was selected and trained as a Birthright Israel Fellow and spent the summer studying Judaism at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.
Danielle keeps Hillel fun with her dynamic programming and the individual relationships she develops with students. Her office is a beehive of activity – students working on projects or just hanging out. During her free time Danielle enjoys being active – playing golf and hanging out with friends. To set up your own coffee date with Danielle, she can be reached at email@example.com.
Neta Hetz – Israel Engagement Associate
Born and raised and Israel, Neta moved to College Station in August 2013 for her husband’s doctoral studies and they have called Aggieland home with their two kids ever since. Neta earned her bachelor degree in psychology and creative arts in 2009 and a master’s degree in art therapy in 2012, both from the University of Haifa.
Neta brings her love for Israel, in the hope of helping advocate Israel throughout the campus and Jewish students of A&M, to her role as our Israel Engagement Associate. If you love Israel, want to know more about it and think that supporting Israel is an important cause, come meet with Neta, maybe learn some Hebrew on the way. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.