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Rabbi eleanor B. Steinman

Rabbi Eleanor SteinmanSenior Rabbi Eleanor B. Steinman, Ed.D., (she/her) 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. Rabbi Dr. Steinman completed a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation was about the implementation of strategic planning in faith-based nonprofit organizations.

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 maintains membership in the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Women’s Rabbinic Network, and the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. 

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

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High Holy Days Sermons from Rabbi Steinman

5784 (2023)

Rosh Hashanah Late Morning Service: "Unlearning"

Kol Nidre
Rabbi Steinman's, Cantor Gostein's, and Rabbi Hall's Sermon: Watch video

Yom Kippur Late Morning Service

5783 (2022)

Kol Nidre 5783 (2022): The Jewish Future (PDF)  

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5783 (2022): Generous Hearts (PDF)

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5782 (2021):

Yom Kippur Morning 5782 (2021):

Publication Highlights

Prophetic Voices: Renewing and Reimagining Haftarah
A diverse group of contributors, including Rabbi Steinman, provide short commentaries on each haftarah, demonstrating their profound relevance to the present.

Fri, December 8 2023 25 Kislev 5784