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Rabbi Ariella Rosen
Rabbi Ariella Rosen was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in May of 2015. She simultaneously earned a MA in midrash, fueling her passion for creative exploration of text and tradition. While a student, she served as the rabbinic intern at the Orangetown Jewish Center, and worked as an educator at a number of NYC synagogues as well as for the Foundation for Jewish Camp. She served as the student representative on JTS' Committee on Gender and Sexuality, and was a participant in the Rabbis Without Borders fellowship, which brings together rabbinical students from across the denominational spectrum for study, dialogue, and innovation.
During her year of rabbinic study in Israel, Rabbi Rosen expanded on her learning outside the classroom through the Shalom Hartman Institute, and as a mentor-coach for Ultimate Peace, building bridges between Jewish and Arab youth through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. She also served as a peer group facilitator for Encounter, supporting Jewish participants in processing their time spent in Palestinian communities. Her passion for meaningful Israel conversations led her to continue her learning with a training through Resetting the Table, which seeks to empower young adult Jews to form personal relationships with Israel.
She completed her undergraduate studies at List College, the joint program between Columbia University and JTS, where she studied psychology and midrash. In addition to her involvement with Columbia/Barnard Hillel, she played for the Columbia Women's Ultimate Frisbee team, traveling to tournaments all over the east coast.
Rabbi Rosen grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and spent nearly 15 summers at her other home, Camp Ramah in New England. At Ramah, she worked for many summers in the Tikvah program, which seeks to provide a meaningful camp experience for campers of all abilities. While Rabbi Rosen has held various other leadership roles at Camp Ramah, the Tikvah Program remains dear to her heart, and Jewish special needs education is one of her passions and priorities.
Rabbi Rosen has come to believe strongly in a collective responsibility to elevate voices that are not easily heard. She is a proud supporter of the local food movement and seeks to behave as a responsible citizen of the world. She feels blessed to have been so warmly welcomed into the Adath Israel family.
You can reach Rabbi Ariella Rosen at: (610) 934-1919 | [email protected]