Sam Pollak is in his fourth year of rabbinical school at HUC-JIR in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied philosophy and religion at at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Sam spent many summers as a camper and staff member at Goldman Union Camp Institute, where he served as a counselor, songleader, and director of Judaic studies. He has also worked in numerous Reform communities in the Cincinnati and Columbus areas. Currently, Sam is a TJF Fellow at Isaac M. Wise Temple, his home congregation, where he coordinates Project Zemer, a initiative in Jewish education through music.