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Meet Rabbi Elana

Rabbi-Cantor Elana Rosen-Brown

Rabbi-Cantor Elana Rosen-Brown is eager to share her love of teaching and learning with students of all ages. She is a graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where she was ordained a rabbi in 2014 and a cantor in 2012. She joined Congregation Rodef Sholom in 2014. 

Rabbi Elana oversees adult education, conversion studies and social justice at Congregation Rodef Sholom. She is also the founder of Makor Marin, a nature-based Jewish community for young families. 

In the social justice area Elana has spearheaded Rodef Sholom's involvement in sanctuary work and Muslim-Jewish dialogue. Elana was honored to address the state legislature in 2015 and 2018 for California Holocaust Remembrance Week.

A native East Coaster, Rabbi Elana grew up in Connecticut.  She graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a degree in History and Secondary Education. She has specific training in mindfulness meditation, interfaith dialogue, outdoor education, and wilderness spirituality. 

In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, exploring libraries, and checking out the local music scene. 

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Tue, May 28 2024 20 Iyar 5784