Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker joyfully serves as the rabbi for Congregation Kol Ami in Vancouver, Washington.
Rabbi Lucy H. F. Dinner is the senior rabbi at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Rabbi Billy Dreskin has served as a rabbi at Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains, NY, since 1995. A graduate of the music program at Brandeis University, he is the composer of the off-Broadway musical, Personals, and currently creates new music for “A Joyful Noise!” which strives to enliven Shabbat worship through music, iyyunei t’filah (prayer-introductions that create lines of connection between the ancient words and our modern lives), and visual projections. He was ordained in 1987 at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Billy is married to Cantor Ellen Dreskin with whom he shares the love of three children: Katie, Jonah (z”l), and Aiden.You can contact him at RabbiBillyDreskin@gmail.com.
Kristine Garroway received her Ph.D. from HUC–Cincinnati in 2009 and recently joined the faculty of HUC-JIR Los Angeles as visiting assistant professor of Hebrew Bible. Her research concentrates on children in the ancient Near East and the Deuteronomistic Histories.
Rabbi Yael Splansky is an associate rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple. She is the editor of Siddur Pirchei Kodesh, the chair of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto, and a fourth-generation Reform rabbi.
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., teaches Rabbinic and Second Temple literature at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, New York.
Rabbi Dan Levin is the senior rabbi at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, Florida.
Rabbi Naamah Kelman is the dean of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. Born and raised in New York, she has been living in Israel since 1976, helping to build a pluralistic, progressive, and egalitarian Jewish Israel.
Rabbi Richard A. Block is senior rabbi of The Temple –Tifereth Israel in Cleveland, Ohio. He is president-elect of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the vice chair of the Reform Pension Board.
Rabbi Melanie Aron is the senior rabbi at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, California. She has served on the URJ Board of Trustees and as chair of the URJ Committee on Adult Jewish Learning, and is involved in interfaith activities in her community.
Rabbi Evan Moffic is senior rabbi of Congregation Solel in Highland Park, Illinois.
Rabbi Laura Geller is senior rabbi at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, California.
Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport is co-senior rabbi with his wife Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks at The Temple, Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom, in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. from Washington University in 1988 and has taught Bible and Jewish thought for two decades at Bellarmine University in Lousiville.
Rabbi Yoel Kahn is rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley, California. He grew up in the Reform Movement and was ordained at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985. He later received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. His book, The Three Blessings (Oxford University Press, 2010) explores how censorship, identity, and boundaries have shaped Jewish liturgy. Rabbi Kahn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Amy R. Perlin is the senior rabbi of Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Virginia, and is president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Central Conference of American Rabbis through February 2010. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University.
Rabbi David H. Aaron received his doctorate from Brandeis University and ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati. He is Professor of Hebrew Bible and History of Interpretation at HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, Ohio. His most recent book is Etched in Stone: The Emergence of the Decalogue (T & T Clark, 2006).
Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz is the senior rabbi at The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, NY. He has taught at Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning in Toronto, JLearn on Long Island, and the URJ Adult Study Retreat. He is immediate past president of the Alumni Association of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and was chair of the Joint Commission on Sustaining Rabbinic Education. Rabbi Zeplowitz can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Rachel Adler is Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Judaism and Gender at Hebrew Union College- Los Angeles. She was one of the first theologians to integrate feminist perspectives and concerns into the interpretation of Jewish texts and the renewal of Jewish law and ethics. She is the author of Engendering Judaism, which won the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought, and many articles.
Rabbi Elyse Frishman is the spiritual leader of The Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. She is the editor of Mishkan T'filah, A Reform Siddur.
Rabbi Oren J. Hayon is associate rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas. He received his undergraduate education at Rice University, and received rabbinical ordination from the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2004. Rabbi Hayon welcomes feedback from readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Carol Ochs is Director of Graduate Studies and Adjunct Professor of Jewish Religious Thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake is associate rabbi of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York. He is a graduate of Amherst College (1995), an ordainee of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion (2000), and was a regular contributor to 10 Minutes of Torah in 2005–2006.
Rabbi Lewis M. Barth is Professor Emeritus, Midrash and Related Literature Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles.
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Ph.D., serves as the director of the URJ Pennsylvania Council and the Federation of Reform Synagogues of Greater Philadelphia and as co-president of the Women’s Rabbinic Network.
Rabbi Zoë Klein is the incoming senior rabbi at Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, California. A book of her poetry, House Plant Meadow, will be published this year by David R. Godine, and she is the author of a chapter in The Women’s Haftarah Commentary (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004).
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is the Emanu-El Scholar at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco. He is the author of several books on Jewish spirituality published by Jewish Lights Publishing in Woodstock, VT and a new novel, Kabbalah: A Love Story (New York: Morgan Road Books, 2006).
Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, Ph.D., is Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA, and is a faculty member of the theology department at Boston College. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min., is Clinical Director of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling and Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at HUC-JIR, NY. She is also the rabbi of the Pound Ridge Jewish Community, a Reform chavurah, in Pound Ridge, NY.
Rabbi Lisa Edwards, Ph.D., is the leader of Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles. Founded in 1972 as the world's first lesbian and gay synagogue, today BCC is an inclusive community of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual Jews, and their families and friends. Rabbi Edwards' writing appears in books including Kulanu: All of Us (a URJ handbook for congregational inclusion of gay and lesbian Jews) and The Torah: A Women's Commentary, published by URJ Press and Women of Reform Judaism.