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Rabbi Rena Rifkin

Rabbi Rena Rifkin

Director of Youth Educationoffice: 212-877-4050 ext. 236

Rena Rifkin received her master's in Jewish education from the HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of Education in 2008 and was ordained by HUC-JIR in 2010. During her time as a student, she worked in various communities throughout Los Angeles and New York City, including Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Shaaray Tefila of New York City. 

Following ordination, she served North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, N.Y., as the director of lifelong learning, and most recently was coordinator of faculty and family engagement at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

Rabbi Rifkin grew up at and continues to have strong ties with the URJ Camp Eisner. She is a board member for the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (formerly NATE). Rabbi Rifkin lives in Manhattan with her husband, Scott, and their two children, Eden and Simon.