Seth W. Goren

Rabbi Seth Goren is the Director of Repair the World: Philadelphia. He grew up in the Philadelphia area, where his commitment to interfaith community and justice led him to HUC’s rabbinical school as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Since his ordination in 2007, he has worked primarily with college and university students and young adults, serving most recently as Lehigh University’s first Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain and teaching courses on interfaith dialogue, racial privilege, and Jewish law.

After earning a B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and teaching English in the Czech Republic, Seth received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998, interned at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, and practiced human rights, commercial, and consumer protection law. He is an avid Bruce Springsteen aficionado, an active member of the Kappa Alpha Society, and the proud father of Liana, age three.


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