Ronen Meir has been ensuring the safety and security of Hillel’s students and staff as its Director of Security since 2003. Ronen, who moved from Israel in 2002, is beloved by Hillel’s students, staff, parents, and alumni. Whether patrolling the school, doling out Hershey kisses to the ECC students, or chaperoning Hillel’s eighth grade trip to Israel, Ronen is known for his altruism and, yes, sense of humor. Thanks to Ronen’s tireless efforts, Hillel is considered a model for institutional safety. Hillel owes an invaluable debt of gratitude to Ronen for his unwavering dedication and tireless efforts in safeguarding Hillel, and even more so since the tragic events of October 7. Since then, Ronen has exhibited exemplary leadership, implementing additional security measures and demonstrating a steadfast commitment to the safety and well-being of Hillel’s students, faculty, and staff. Ronen’s vigilance, professionalism, and proactive approach ensure Hillel’s secure and supportive learning environment.
Ronen, a member of the Jewish Community Security Incorporated (JCSI), has completed extensive training programs and holds countless certifications. He served in a special combat unit in Israel, where he was born and raised. Ronen is a graduate of the College of Business in Eilat, Israel with a certificate in PC and Communication Network Technology. In addition to his work at Hillel, Ronen is a part-time Marine Deputy Sheriff and a reserve deputy Sheriff for Oakland County.
Ronen is married to Renae, Hillel’s Director of Facilities and is the proud father of Kelly, Hillel Class of 2016, and step-father to Ashley. When he is not protecting Hillel, Ronen enjoys kite surfing.
The entire Hillel community deeply appreciates Ronen’s dedication to Hillel and is immensely grateful for the sense of security Ronen instills in our students, faculty, staff, and parents. For his indefatigable vigilance, consistent leadership, and for his unwavering dedication to Hillel Day School, we are proud to bestow upon Ronen Meir the Rabbi Jacob E. Segal (z”l) Award.