About Hayley Siegel

Hayley Siegel is a third year rabbinical student at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic seminary located in Riverdale, New York. She also works at 92YTribeca as the rabbinical intern and Jewish Life program coordinator for Shabbat dinners, holidays, and Jewish learning. Hayley is a proud graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in Jewish Studies. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, and her family during her time off and is up for any athletic activity, especially if it takes place in Central Park.

Parashah Behalotecha: Constructive Kvetching

By June 11, 2009

One of my favorite SNL characters is "Debbie Downer," who was played by Rachel Dratch during her tenure on the show. Debbie Downer, for those unfamiliar with the skits, always ruined people’s birthdays and happy celebrations by bringing up bad … Read More

What It Means to Be a Jewish Superhero

By May 22, 2009

Tonight at 92YTribeca, I’m looking forward to hosting a Comic Book Shabbat dinner with Arie Kaplan. Arie is well-known writer and author within the comic book industry, and his fascinating book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books traces … Read More

Passover Lessons from the Women of the Exodus Generation

By April 7, 2009

To paraphrase the four questions section of our Passover Haggadah, how is this year’s Passover different than all other years? This year, as we enter into the homes of family, friends, or soon to be acquaintances, we sit down to … Read More

D’var Torah: Clothed in Confidence

By April 1, 2009

In this week’s parashah, Tzav, we witness a beautiful ritual undertaken by Moses and the entire tribe in preparation for the sacrificial duties of Aaron, the head priest (Kohein), and other priests serving the tribe. As revealed within the Torah, … Read More