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About Rabbi Elisa Koppel

Rabbi Elisa Koppel is delighted to join the community at Judea Reform Congregation as Interim Education Director.

Prior to her position at Judea Reform Congregation, she has had diverse experience as a rabbi and educator, including both synagogue and organizational work, with much of that time spent in the world of informal and experiential education. She has spent many summers at Reform Jewish summer camps in a variety of capacities, most recently at URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy.

She also serves as the Networking Vice President for the Women's Rabbinic Network, as well as serving on the Voice Committee for the Association of Reform Jewish Educators.

Rabbi Koppel's passion is education, seeing her role as a rabbi, and as a teacher, to help others of all ages to experience Judaism and to give them the tools they need to create and define their own Judaism.

Rabbi Koppel grew up in Westfield, NJ, where she was very active from a young age in Jewish life at Temple Emanu-El. She graduated from Brandeis University and earned her ordination, as well as two Masters Degrees from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.

Rabbi Koppel enjoys using the world outside of the synagogue in her Jewish teaching and uses social media as a platform for Jewish expression. She can be found on most social media platforms at @rabbiisa. In her “free” time, she enjoys the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and Spelling Bee, good story telling, and games with friends.

Read Rabbi Soffer's announcement about Rabbi Koppel to the congregation here.

Read Rabbi Koppel's message to our congregation here.

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Thu, January 27 2022 25 Sh'vat 5782