Meet the Blog Team

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Raya Kazdan, Blog Admin

Raya is the Engagement and Programming Associate at Lehigh Hillel for the Spring 2021 semester. Raya’s role at Lehigh Hillel consists of communicating with and supporting students to be empowered by Jewish life on campus during this unique and challenging semester, including maintaining the vibrancy of this blog which showcases the grit and creativity of our Jewish community here at Lehigh. To schedule a meeting with Raya head to:

Chloe M. Goldstein, Blog Creator

As the past Engagement and Programming Associate at Lehigh Hillel, Chloe worked to support programming efforts from the Hillel Board and the Engagement Interns. Though the pandemic created many obstacles for these efforts, they continued to expand through collective writings, videos, photos, and articles utilizing this platform. 

Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life and Meditation Blogger

Rabbi Steve Nathan is the Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain at Lehigh. He is here to support the campus Jewish community, as well as other religious and spiritual communities on campus. Check out his page on the blog to see written and video messages from Rabbi Steve. participate in online meditations and schedule a time to catch up and talk.  This is a difficult and stressful time for all of us. So please feel free to reach out at any time for support of if you just want to schmooze. To schedule a one-on-one time to talk to Rabbi Steve via phone or zoom go to You can set up a 30 minute conversation. If you think you might need more, but schedule two adjacent time slots.

Jane Hontz, Coordinator for the Office of Jewish Student Life at Lehigh 

Jane’s role is to provide administrative and communications support to the Office of the Jewish of Student Life.  Jane supports both Jewish and non-Jewish students who are seeking to find their own Jewish space at Lehigh. She provide communications support through social media utilizing Facebook, MailChimp (weekly newsletter) and our two websites:  The Office of Jewish Student Life and The Hillel Society of Lehigh Now, she will expand her communications support and bring the experience of digital story-telling to our entire Hillel Society and Jewish Life audience via MailChimp every week!

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