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Rabbi eleanor B. Steinman

Rabbi Eleanor SteinmanRabbi Eleanor B. Steinman joined Temple Beth Shalom full time in July 2021.

Rabbi Steinman was born in Los Angeles, CA and spent her teenage years in a suburb of St. Paul, MN.  She graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Following her undergraduate studies, Rabbi Steinman joined Avodah, a year-long social justice program where she worked to train parents and volunteers to be tutors in public school classrooms in New York City. In 2003, Rabbi Steinman enrolled at the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion where she studied at the Jerusalem and Los Angeles campuses. She received a Master of Hebrew Letters degree in 2006, rabbinic ordination in 2008, and a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education in May 2012. Currently, Rabbi Steinman is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California.

Most recently, Rabbi Steinman served as Visiting Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, TX where she made her imprint on that congregation with her years of experience, maturity, creativity, and eye on excellence in Jewish life. She also served congregations in Toronto, Ontario, Los Angeles, California, and on staff of California-based non-profit organizations as executive director and program director.

Rabbi Steinman is a proud member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Women’s Rabbinic Network, and the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. At this time she serves on the Convention Committee of the CCAR. In this capacity she works on the team to plan and execute the annual convening of Reform Rabbis. 

Rabbi Steinman is proud to be married to Rabbi Denise L. Eger.

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High Holy Days Sermons

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Yom Kippur Morning 5782 (2021):

Tue, May 24 2022 23 Iyar 5782