We are holding services via Zoom this year. We are please to announce that Rebecca Kaufman will be leading our services. If you would like to join and have not received your Zoom links let us know! Please call (907)456-1002 or email
Rebecca Kaufman is a fourth year rabbinical student at HUC-JIR. For two years she served as the student rabbi at Congregation Beth Jacob in El Centro, CA leading services in English and Spanish. Before entering rabbinical school, Rebecca lived in New York and was most recently the Program Director at Amplifier, where she recruited Jewish leaders to attend workshops she developed training them how to build giving circles: groups of people who pool money and donate it together. Prior to that, she was a founding member of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose program, where she taught a career development curriculum to hundreds of faculty at universities. As a volunteer, Rebecca ran Town & Village Synagogue’s young adult program. She was also an advisor for the Jewish Community Youth Foundation’s teen philanthropy program. Rebecca was raised in New Jersey and received an AB from Princeton University in history focusing on Latin America. She was president of Princeton’s Center of Jewish Life as a student, and she served on its board of directors and executive committee after graduating. She lives in LA with her husband, Tavi, a software engineer and oncology researcher, and their son Ari. Rebecca, Tavi, and Ari are all looking forward to spending the High Holidays with Congregation OrHaTzafon!