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meet the team

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rabbi Seth Linfield

Executive Director 

Rabbi Seth Linfield is the Michael Steinberg '61 Rabbi and Executive Director of Hillel at Dartmouth. He is a visionary leader, a strategic educator, and an energetic communicator. He is always eager to learn with, laugh with, counsel, and support students. 

Rabbi Seth engages wholeheartedly with all faith communities; he participates on campus in the United Campus Ministry, and in 2023, his peers elected him to the Board of Directors of the Association for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher Education (ACSLHE).

Rabbi Seth received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from NYU, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School.  He is a doctoral candidate at USC’s Rossier Graduate School of Education.

Rabbi Seth received his Rabbinic ordination from Kollel Tal Torah Yoka in New York. He was a member of the third cohort of the Day School Leadership Training Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.  

​This is Rabbi Seth’s third year at Dartmouth, following 19 years of heading K–12 schools. Rabbi Seth’s first career was as the partner in charge of the Technology Transactions Group at Barnes & Thornburg, an AmLaw 100 law firm. At the same time, he taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management at the Mendoza Graduate School of Business at Notre Dame.  

​Rabbi Seth and Deana are the parents of seven children. Rabbi Seth and Deana met on a Friday night at Hillel, as did daughter Rachel and husband Michael!

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Samantha Cohen

Springboard innovation fellow

A recent University of Florida graduate, Sam engages with students to help facilitate innovative programming amongst Dartmouth College's Jewish community and beyond. She is incredibly eager to connect with Dartmouth students and bring their ideas to life! Are there any initiatives you've been wanting to start and don't know where to begin? If you would like to meet over coffee with Sam (on us!), please don't hesitate to contact her.


Beyond her work, Sam treasures her spare time by reading and writing fantasy novels, consuming stand-up comedy specials, and listening to obscure Dungeons and Dragons podcasts.

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Emma Wunsch

manager stewardship & communication

Emma has worked at Hillel for 10 years and is responsible for communication and stewardship. Her favorite part of working at Hillel is getting to know students. 

She is the author of the chapter book series Miranda and Maude, one of which was translated into Hebrew! | 603-646-1288

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