I grew up in Long Beach, California and Holon, Israel, and was lucky enough to serve congregations as a senior rabbi in Coral Springs, FL; as a rabbi-educator in Sacramento, CA; and as a student rabbi in Marion, IN; Richmond, IN, and Mattoon, IL. Currently I resi
de in southern California and serve the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County communities, officiating at life-cycle events and teaching classes to youth and adults in local synagogues. I am also faculty for the Union for Reform Judaism’s online Introduction to Judaism program, and I meet, learn and grow with students from all over the United States and Canada.
A recipient of numerous Education awards, my writings on spirituality, inclusion and Jewish parenting have appeared in various publications including the Jewish Community Chronicle, the book The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, the science blog Sinai and Synapses, and the CCAR [Central Conference of American Rabbis] Journal. I hold a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Whittier College, a M.A. in Philosophy from California State University, Long Beach, and a M.A. in Hebrew Letters and rabbinical ordination from the Reform Jewish seminary, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
My husband and I have three young sons, and when I’m not reading, writing, or watching a Star Trek episode, you’ll find me baking a cake, playing Minecraft, or tripping over LEGO pieces.