Rabbi Melissa B. Simon
Jewish Chaplain & Hillel Director

Rabbi Melissa B. Simon is the Jewish Chaplain and Hillel Director at Muhlenberg College. Prior to joining the Muhlenberg Hillel team in July 2014, she was the Director of Lifelong Learning at Shir Tikvah, a Reform synagogue in Minneapolis, MN. Rabbi Simon received Master's Degrees in Jewish Education and Hebrew Letters and was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. While a student at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Simon was named a Mandel Fellow, studying visionary leadership and Jewish education. Rabbi Simon served as the Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinic Intern and Director of Children's Education at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York and the Rabbinic Intern at Dension University in Ohio. She is passionate about Jewish education, social justice, inclusive Jewish communities and empowering young people.