Rabbi Megan Doherty has been named the new Jewish campus life and Hillel director at Oberlin College.

Doherty most recently served the Mishkan Ha’am Reconstructionist community in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. From 2010 to 2014, she served as the senior Jewish fellow and associate rabbi at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

After graduating from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa., in 2007, Doherty spent three years living in Tel Aviv, where she taught and led a variety of groups.

A Seattle native, Doherty earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. She spent time after college teaching English as a second language as a member of AmeriCorps, coordinating events and volunteer programs at the North Seattle Family Center and on ulpan, an immersive Hebrew language study, in Israel.

Doherty lives in New Haven, Conn., with her wife and daughter. They plan to move to Oberlin this summer.

Samia Mansour has been serving as interim Hillel director at Oberlin. Mansour filled the spot after Rabbi Shimon Brand was let go in 2015 as executive director of Oberlin College Hillel, a position he had held for 40 years.

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