Staff

Rabbi Edward Boraz

Rabbi Edward Boraz

Rabbi Edward Boraz, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Rabbi Boraz received his smicha (ordination) from Hebrew Union College (HUC) in 1993. He continued in its School of Graduate Studies and was awarded a Ph.D. in Talmud in 1998. Prior to his matriculation at HUC, Rabbi earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law (’75) and practiced for ten years.

As Rabbi and Executive Director of Dartmouth Hillel for the past 15 years, Rabbi Boraz has always strived to further Dartmouth Hillel’s mission. He works hard to improve the quality of Jewish life at Dartmouth for each and every Jewish student and to contribute positively to the growth and development of the Dartmouth community at large.

Students should always feel free to contact Rabbi Boraz at rabbi@dartmouth.edu or to call the Hillel Office at (603) 646-0361.

Claudia Palmer

Claudia Palmer

Claudia Palmer
Administrator

Claudia, our “Hillel mom”, performs the usual clerical duties surrounding a busy office, such as keeping Rabbi’s calendar, ordering supplies, and taking care of the Roth Center. As any Hillel student knows however, she does much more than this–whether helping students organize events, inviting them into her home for Claudallah (the perfect combination of Claudia and Havdallah), or just helping students through what’s on their minds, Hillel would not run the same way without her.

Claudia’s favorite time is when students come in to talk, be it about an idea for a program they would like to see Hillel offer, or questions about a different program already in place. But her personal favorite is when they just come in to chat!

During her 14 years here, Claudia has accumulated 152 postcards on her walls (and at least as many more for which she does not have enough wall space) from all the amazing places that Dartmouth Hillel students visit. She’s grateful that in their busy schedules, they find the time to send her a note about the grand times they are having all over the world. Hillel is a remarkable group of students that keep Claudia’s job interesting and fun!

Feel free to come stop by whenever you’re on campus!

Emma Wunsch

Emma Wunsch

Emma Wunsch
Director of Donor Relations

Emma Wunsch, director of donor relations, joined the staff of Dartmouth College Hillel in October 2013; she produces brochures, the Kol Koreh, and is responsible for many of Hillel’s mailings.

For most of the past ten years, she has taught English Composition in New York City and New Hampshire. She also writes freelance articles and fiction.

Emma moved to the Upper Valley from Brooklyn almost seven years ago and lives with her family in Lebanon. Her husband, Nick, teaches photography at Colby-Sawyer College and they have two daughters.

Emma is excited to be in a  position where she can work to successfully steward Hillel both within Dartmouth and the Jewish community at large. Emma has truly enjoyed getting to know Rabbi Boraz, Claudia, and, most of all, the wonderful students at Dartmouth. She can be reached at (603) 646-1288 or emma.l.wunsch@dartmouth.edu.

Maia May Palmer (Wunsch)

Executive Hillel Dog and Mascot Extraordinaire, Maia makes Hillel house calls, and will happily lay on her back for petting, balance a biscuit on her nose, or take you for a walk around Occom Pond.

Maia

Maia May Palmer (Wunsch)
Executive Hillel Dog and Mascot Extraordinair