Rabbi Hannah Goldstein has been at Temple Sinai since 2013. In addition to leading services and officiating at lifecycle events, Rabbi Goldstein is deeply committed to the education and social justice work of the congregation. She loves teaching learners of all ages from nursery school through 7th grade b’nei mitzvah preparation, to teens. She coordinates Temple Sinai’s adult education program, which includes everything from book discussions to weekday mini-courses, adult Hebrew and adult b’nei mitzvah. Hannah is also deeply committed to repairing the world through her work with Temple Sinai’s Davis Center for Social Justice. This includes mobilizing congregants to participate in non-partisan GOTV work, supporting the Green Team, advocating for Reproductive Health and Right, and working with the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) on local issues. She is also dedicated to the work, led by Multiracial Sinai Committee, on being an antiracist congregation. Hannah has served on the Mayor’s Interfaith Council in DC, and is currently serving on the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. She is also a member of the Washington Interfaith Network strategy team.
Hannah received her rabbinic ordination at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York in 2013. She completed a Masters in Religious Education at HUC-JIR in the spring of 2011. Hannah grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and studied English and Politics as an undergraduate at Brandeis University. Before coming to Temple Sinai, she served as the rabbinic intern at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
Hannah lives in Chevy Chase, DC with her husband, Josh, and their daughter, Bella.
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