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Rabbi Joel Dinin

Semikha, Class of 2015

Rabbi Joel Dinin

Orthodox Rabbi & Director of Education

MIT Hillel

Originally hailing from West Hills, CA, Rabbi Dinin was ordained from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2015. A dedicated lifelong learner, he possesses teaching expertise spanning all age groups from 9 to 93! Infusing his rabbinic life with personal passions for art, history, science, philosophy, and a diverse array of music genres, including jazz, folk, and rock, he has dedicated nearly a decade to serving as both a pulpit rabbi and a day school teacher. His formative experiences as a student at Hillel and participation in Jewish summer camps profoundly shaped his journey. Whether residing in Prague, Israel, or Milwaukee, his heart has consistently gravitated towards New England, where he resides today. Blessed with three wonderful children, Meira, Michael, and Jacob, Rabbi Dinin shares his life’s journey with his beloved wife, Sarah.