Nothing could have prepared me for my job here. There is no place like Micah! (Picture Dorothy tapping her red ruby slippers…). I do have a few qualifications: ordination from HUC-JIR, fellowship at B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan, community organizer for Central Synagogue, student rabbi in Indiana, PA, and one of the coolest jobs I had – being the rabbinic chaplain at Pearl Harbor for the High Holidays.
Here is how I try and describe my job here at Micah -- trying to make Judaism relevant to Jews, and trying to makes Jews relevant to the world. And doing it without taking myself too seriously all the time.
I love the simple beauty of our sanctuary, the unpretentiousness of our congregants, the music, the kids, the staff, and more importantly, Rabbi Zemel’s sense of humor!
When I’m not at Micah I like to spend time with my family (husband Scott and son), hang with my girlfriends, peruse used book stores, shop for fabulous shoes, bake cookies, take walks, and travel!
And in case you’re wondering about my strange accent, I’m originally from Canada. And yes, I know nothing about baseball.