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Associate Rabbi Rachel Maimin

Rabbi Maimin comes to us from North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, NY, where she has served as Associate Rabbi since 2016. Before that, she served as Assistant Rabbi for three years at Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
 
Rabbi Maimin has expressed her own excitement about joining our community:

“I am both humbled and thrilled to become the next Associate Rabbi of Temple Isaiah. What an honor to be part of a community whose love of Judaism is so evident in everything you do. When I visited earlier this year, I felt in my soul the depth of character, of spiritual striving, of intellect, and of faith and love that fills the Isaiah community. I am so looking forward to joining this special congregation, and I am eager to meet all of you and to begin building relationships and partnerships together.”
 
Rabbi Maimin has broad rabbinic experience, and has worked with congregants of all ages. She is a passionate teacher, ritual leader, and pursuer of justice. She has been a leader in community organizing efforts on Long Island, working on efforts to address the opioid crisis and support those who are in recovery. She has been instrumental in developing and leading B’Yachad: Together, a Shabbat experience for families with members with special needs. She also led and supported congregation-based community organizing initiatives focusing on the needs of seniors.
 
She is an alumna of the Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinical Fellowship, a program designed to train a small number of exceptional rabbis who have the ability to lead and transform synagogues and other Jewish communal institutions.

Rabbi Maimin grew up in Lenox, Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2013. Her accomplishments as a rabbinic student included working as a teaching assistant to Dr. Eugene Borowitz, as a rabbinic intern for the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and as a chaplaincy intern at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
 
Through work on her thesis, Rabbi Maimin developed a deep love for meditation and other Jewish spiritual practices. She is also a sports fan, movie lover, active theater-goer, avid reader, and tennis player.

Sat, December 5 2020 19 Kislev 5781