MEET OUR STUDENT RABBI FOR 5774
EDITOR’S NOTE: Adapted from an e-mail.
I am thrilled to be serving as the student rabbi in Great Falls next year. I want to introduce myself to the Great Falls Hebrew Association community.
Immediately below you will find a brief introductory paragraph.
Bess Wohlner, a rabbinic education student in the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at Hebrew Union College on the Los Angeles campus, is currently in pursuit of her Masters in Jewish Education and will be ordained as a rabbi in May 2015. She grew up in Shawnee, Kansas and earned her BA in Judaic Studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Before beginning her studies at HUC, Bess worked as the Assistant Educator and Youth Director at Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Since being at HUC she has served as a student rabbi at Congregation Havurim in Temecula, California (2010 – 2012), an education intern at University Synagogue in Los Angeles (2012 – 2013). Next year, in addition to the time she’ll spend in Great Falls, she is also the rabbinic intern at Temple Akiba in Culver City, California. When not studying or working, Bess can be found playing her guitar, traveling, and video chatting with her six-year-old niece.
I am very excited to be joining your community next year. Looking forward to meeting you in person in September.