Rabbi Megan GoldMarche is a member of Cohort II of the Created Equal Educators Fellowship of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, the rabbi of Silverstein Base Hillel: Lincoln Park, and a rabbi of Metro Chicago Hillel. Base serves as a hub for young adults craving meaningful, welcoming, vibrant Jewish life and is committed to pluralism and founded on three core values: hospitality, learning, and justice.
Megan grew up in Oak Park where she found her voice as a Jewish leader at her Conservative youth group and Reform summer camp. She graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Megan then went to work for the Hillel at Yale University where she discovered her passion for working with college students, and realized that rather than pursuing a PhD in Clinical psychology she wanted to use the Jewish tradition as a source of meaning to empower young adults to create their own rich Jewish identities. Megan was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2014 and received an MA in Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies and a certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Megan in an alumna of the Wexner graduate fellowship. She lives in the Base Hillel home with her wife Paige and their daughter Bri!