- To build awareness in students of their connection to the past and their responsibility to carry on Jewish values in the future.
- To instill a sense of pride in the Jewish homeland and commitment to the land of Israel.
- To give students Jewish experiences which model Jewish values and clarify its relevance in today’s world.
- To encourage students to explore and learn more about their Judaism and serve as mentors to their peers.
- To provide exciting Jewish activist opportunities.
Empowering Jewish students with the knowledge and understanding of their heritage.
RJX builds Knowledge through the group lectures of the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship , the interactive discussions in the Sinai Xperience, and private tutorials. No topic is taboo, and every question is a good one.
Providing positive role models within the Jewish community who embody Jewish Values.
RJX Mentoring personalizes the knowledge and fosters growth and development for each individual. No matter what is on your mind, we are there for you, from the Hebrew alphabet to the Torah’s take on relationships. You’ll see us in the coffee shops and student centers throughout the campus, talking about Torah, ethics and life.
Integrating the experiences and learning within a Jewish community.
RJX ensures that the growth and development of each individual is connected to the overall JewishCommunity through student run events, on campus shabbatons in the tri-state area, and trips to Israel.
Rabbi Aharon Grossman
After graduating Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah in Richmond Hill, NY, Rabbi Grossman spent three years studying and teaching Judaism in Jerusalem. Returning to the US in 2003, he continued his studies for several more years in Beth Medrash Govoha, earning a leadership fellowship during his time there. Rabbi Grossman has given popular classes on authentic Jewish values and culture at various sites throughout New Jersey, and co-directs a yearly Jewish studies seminar in Santa Cruz, CA. He loves hiking, cross-country skiing, and sharing Shabbos meals with students and friends.
Rabbi Meir Goldberg
Born and raised in NY, Rabbi Goldberg spent two years in Jerusalem, studying at the Yeshiva Yagdil Torah. He went on to receive his BA and MA in Talmudic studies from Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. Before founding the RJX in 2004, Rabbi Goldberg had been involved in Jewish education in Twin Rivers and Margate, NJ. He enjoys discussing Torah, football (as a long suffering Miami Dolphins fan, Rabbi Goldberg hopes to see a Dolphin super bowl win before he has great grandchildren) and urban culture – not necessarily in that order – with Jewish students. Rabbi Goldberg’s infamous cholent he makes every Shabbat is currently being experimented with by Al Gore as alternative green energy source. He and his wife Estie reside in Lakewood, together with their children.
Rabbi Shlomo and Yehudis Cohen
Rabbi Shlomo hails from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He earned his Rabbinic ordination at the Jerusalem Kollel from Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovitz.
As someone who has visited 15 different countries, Rabbi Shlomo is an avid hiker and traveler and also a good tennis match. He spent over 6 months volunteering in Belarus and really misses speaking Russian.
Rabbi Shlomo’s enthusiastic personality attracts people to what he really loves; Life and learning.
Born and raised a Brooklyn girl, Yehudis married Rabbi Shlomo in 2013 and they together moved to Jerusalem, Israel where she worked in Crowe Horath accounting firm. Yehudis and Shlomo have two beautiful children together, Esther and Devorah.
Yehudis loves to learn one on one with girls while always being there for anyone with her listening ear. Thanks to her great cooking skills, their Shabbat table is sure to be a great meal and great time.
Rabbi Mitchell Jadidi
Serving as a dynamic educator for RJX, Rabbi Jadidi brings his relationship-driven, growth-oriented message to the Rutgers community.
A native of Southern California, Rabbi Jadidi received his Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego and his legal degree from the NYU School of Law in Manhattan, New York.
His rise-and-shine, early-morning character development series has been the forum for hundreds of hours of engaging conversation centered on intellectual, emotional and social growth viewed through the timeless lens of Torah Judaism. One-on-one sessions with his students begin an organic process of open debate, heartfelt introspection and mutual growth, which serve as a springboard for developing a more tailored relationship of encouragement and guidance.
Rabbi Jadidi, along with his wife Chedva, and their two children Yosef Shlomo and Gila, wholeheartedly look forward to sharing their love for Torah, Jews and Israel at their Shabbat table and on numerous domestic and international trips that they lead.