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Meor Philadelphia Team


Shoshana Kay, Regional Director

Meor Philadelphia

Shoshana Kay is the Regional Director of Meor Philadelphia, which encompasses Meor Penn, Meor Temple, Meor Drexel, and Meor Chevra. Originally from Johannesburg and raised in Toronto, Shoshana moved to Philadelphia in 2007 to found Meor at Temple and Drexel Universities. For over a decade, Shoshana has worked closely with students, teaching our flagship Maimonides Leaders Fellowship program, hosting shabbos meals and inspiring shabbatons around the Northeast, and leading life-changing Jewish heritage trips to Israel and Poland. In 2019, Meor Philadelphia was established and Shoshana was appointed Regional Director, where she oversees all Meor campus and young professionals programming and activities.


Rabbi Rick Fox, Campus Director

Meor Penn

A UPenn alumnus himself, Rabbi Rick Fox has served as Campus Director of Meor Penn since 2015.

Rabbi Aron Katz, Program Director

Meor Temple

Just a few months after his high school graduation, Rabbi Aron Katz traveled to Israel for five years to study in both Yeshivas Shaarei T’vuna and Yeshivas Toras Simcha, where he received his BA in Talmudic Law. After returning to the US, he continued his studies for several years at Yeshiva Gedolah of the Five Towns while simultaneously pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work at Long Island University. After graduating from LIU in 2016 with an MSW and CASAC certification, Rabbi Katz moved to Lower Merion where he currently lives with his wife Sarah and twin boys, Dovi and Asher. Rabbi Katz can often be found at the Howard Gittis Student Center Starbucks, with an enthusiastic smile, a bold coffee in hand, sharing his love and passion for Judaism, while running dynamic learning sessions with the students at Temple University. 
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Rabbi Menashe Benedict, Program Director

Meor Drexel

Meor Chevra Liaison

Originally from Queens NY, Rabbi Menashe Benedict has been the Program Director at Meor Drexel since 2017. When he's not on campus meeting with students, running Maimonides programs, or fulfilling his duties as chapter rabbi for AEPi, you can find him teaching at Chevra - a Jewish organization serving young professionals and graduate students in the greater Philadelphia area, or teaching high school students at Kohelet Yeshiva High School. Rabbi Nash is also a professional skier, and always enjoys bringing students to the slopes with him. 

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