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Person Type: Rabbinic Cabinet

May 2017

Alana Alpert

Rabbi Alana Alpert serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. A California native, Rabbi Alana Alpert currently serves as the rabbi of Congregation T’chiyah in Detroit, and as a community organizer with Detroit Jews for Justice. She graduated from UC … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Shmuly Yanklowitz

Rav Shmuly serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. He studied at the University of Texas as an undergraduate, Harvard University for a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Psychology, Yeshiva University for a second Master’s Degree in Jewish Philosophy, and … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Shai Held

Rabbi Shai Held serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. Rabbi Shai Held–theologian, scholar, and educator—is President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. Previously, he served … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Scott Perlo

Rabbi Scott Perlo serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. I left the waves of my beloved Pacific Ocean for Sixth & I. Since California is my home, you’ll find me returning to surf or dive any chance I get. … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Sandra Lawson

Sandra Lawson serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. She is a Rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is a sociologist, a Fitness and Nutrition Consultant, a Social Media Consultant, and a Podcaster. As a sociologist she focuses … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Rori Picker Neiss

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. Maharat Rori Picker Neiss serves as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St Louis. Prior to that she was the Director of Programming, Education and … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Rachel Van Thyn

Rabbi Rachel Van Thyn serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. Rabbi Rachel Van Thyn is a board-certified chaplain and an ACPE Certified Educator at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. She provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Lizzi Heydemann

Lizzi Heydemann serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. Lizzi Heydemann catalyzed the founding of Mishkan Chicago in September of 2011. She graduated with Honors from Stanford University, and was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

Keith Stern

Rabbi Keith Stern serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. He began his tenure in the pulpit of Temple Beth Avodah in July 1997. He succeeded Rabbi Robert Miller, beloved spiritual leader of Beth Avodah for over a quarter century, … Continue reading

8th May, 2017

George Wielechowski

Rabbi George Wielechowski serves on the Rabbinic Cabinet at Avodah. He is a spiritual leader, entrepreneur, and the founding Director of the Open Dor Project . He earned his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his rabbinic ordination from the … Continue reading

8th May, 2017
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