Rabbi Dave Siegel grew up in Massapequa, New York in Long Island. As a teenager, he was an active member and officer of METNY United Synagogue Youth (USY). After graduating Massapequa High School, he received his BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Law/History from Binghamton University and has received masters degrees from both New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the Jewish Theological Seminary's William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. Before attending JTS, Dave worked as the Director of Special Projects at the 92nd Street Y. During his time in Rabbinical School Dave focused on leadership and professional development in the Jewish community. He has also served in leadership positions at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and United Synagogue Youth. Dave is currently the Executive Director of Hofstra University Hillel and lives on Long Island with his family.
A native Houstonian and proud alum of the University of Texas, Rabbi Meir (“Rabs”) continues to be an enthusiastic Longhorns fan.
He loves hiking in the national parks out west and taking lots of pictures of their mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife. Rabbi Meir also enjoys tossing a Frisbee around, playing volleyball and guitar, and shmoozing with students.
He earned his M.S. in Education, Masters of Social Work, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and was recently honored with the Advisor of the Year Award by Hofstra’s Student Government Association.
Tamara Russo grew up in Coral Springs, Florida. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology and a concentration in Cognitive Science. During her undergraduate years, Tamara was involved with Hofstra Hillel and was an Ask Big Questions Fellow. This is where she found her passion for student engagement in the Jewish community. Tamara is excited to be back at Hofstra Hillel as the Wohl Director of Special Projects.
Amanda Goodman grew up in East Meadow, New York. In 2015 she graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Amanda has always been interested in engaging with those around her and learning about their different points of view. She is currently a graduate student at Hofstra University working towards a Masters in Creative Arts Therapy. Amanda is looking forward to working alongside the Hofstra Hillel Team.