Brit Milah/Hatafat: Yes (no supervision)
Mikvah: Yes (Libi Eir, Beth Meyer Synagogue, Raleigh, NC)
Bet Din: Recommended (Myself and two others: community rabbis or knowledgable lay Jews)
Conversion Location: Libi Eir, Beth Meyer Synagogue, Raleigh, NC
Students Accepted: Chai, Mitzvah
The Jewish People are called the People of the Book, and while some might interpret it as Torah or other sacred texts, my understanding of Judaism is that our calling is to learn from all sources and to use that learning to make ourselves and our world better. My own journey has always been tied up in learning. I hope that, together, we will explore the parts of Judaism that will help inspire you to a lifetime of learning about and love for Judaism as you become a member of the tribe.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education and taught public school in North Carolina after student teaching at the high school level. I earned my Master of Education in Educational Administration from Xavier University and spent two years as an intern at the community Jewish day school in Cincinnati. In rabbinical school, I carefully selected coursework to prepare for my career as an educator, earned a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, and wrote my master’s thesis on teaching rabbinic literature. I was ordained as a rabbi, and since my ordination, I have been serving as an educational leader and teacher.