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Rabbi Hilly Haber
Rabbi Hilly Haber
Director of Social Justice Organizing and Education
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(212) 838-5122 Ext. 4034

As Director of Social Justice Organizing and Education, Rabbi Haber works with the lay leaders in our Community Organizing Leadership Team (COLT) on systemic justice questions such as criminal justice reform and immigration, as well as on other areas of our social justice programming.

Rabbi Haber also has taught men and women on Rikers Island through Manhattan College. She and her wife, Rabbi Rachel Marder of Congregation Beth El in New Jersey, are the rabbinic chaplains at Northern State Prison in Newark, NJ.

Ordained at Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Haber was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Tisch Fellow. She previously served as the Director of Urban Mitzvah Corps in New Brunswick, NJ, as an intern at Temple Beth Jacob in El Centro, CA, and an intern with the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). She is a contributor to CCAR Press’s book, Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority: Our Jewish Obligation to Social Justice.

Rabbi Haber is currently pursuing her PhD at Union Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Central, she was a student rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, NJ. Rabbi Haber earned a BA from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Rabbi Haber, along with Rabbi Ross, helped lead the Spartan Race team during their time at Hebrew Union College. Originally from New York, she lives in New Jersey with her wife.