Barbara Hirsh is a retired sociologist who spends her time advising nonprofit organizations as a member of Volunteer Executive Consultants; engaging in multi-faith and multi-generational
dialogue through Interfaith Philadelphia; and serving as a member of the board of directors of Hillel at Temple University.
In her nearly four decades of work in the nonprofit sector, Barbara served as Director of the Department of Jewish Life and Learning at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; Dean
of Academic Administration and Director of Campus Chaplaincy Training at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; and Associate Director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, among other positions. Earlier volunteer work included serving on the board of the Lower Merion Library System, and as Board Chair of SHALVA, an organization devoted to addressing domestic violence.