Brit Milah/Hatafat: No
Mikvah: No (Natural bodies of water or Louisville, Kentucky if a student would find it meaningful)
Bet Din: Yes, (Jewish clergy and/or lay members)
Conversion Location: Louisville, KY (but willing to travel when possible)
Students Accepted: Scholarship, Chai, Mitzvah
Additional Languages: French, Spanish
Rav Nadia parle français et elle est heureuse de travailler avec des étudiants qui préféreraient avoir un mentor francophone.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Rabbi Siritsky studied in Jerusalem at several Orthodox yeshivas, prior to beginning her studies as a Reform rabbi at Hebrew Union College. For Rabbi Siritsky, studying Judaism from traditional perspectives was crucial because “it was important to understand what we are reforming”. Rabbi Siritsky believes in making educated choices from the rich set of resources provided by Jewish tradition, in order to ensure that every ritual and prayer is meaningful.
Rabbi Siritsky is a founding board member of the Society of Classical Reform Judaism, due to her unwavering commitment to advocacy for interfaith families and the creation of inclusive Jewish communities that are unconditionally welcoming of all spiritual seekers, regardless of their religious background, relationship status, identity or Hebrew speaking ability.
In addition to nearly a decade working in synagogues, teaching, counseling and participating in life cycle events, she is also trained as an interfaith chaplain, and worked with the American Red Cross after 9/11, providing counseling and support at the family assistance center, Ground Zero and the morgue.
Smicha, MHL, Hebrew Union College
MSW, Louisville Kent School of Social Work
Doctorate of Ministry and Pastoral Counseling
BCC (board certified chaplain)
Rabbi Siritsky is currently unavailable except by private invitation or to work with French speakers.