Meet Our Student Rabbi Amanda Weiss

Amanda Weiss is currently a full-time rabbinical student in her last year at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is thrilled to be joining Temple B’nai Chaim for the 5783 High Holy Days. A lifetime lover of learning she has also received an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, graduate certificates in Jewish Education Specializing in Adolescents and Emerging Adults from HUC-JIR and Jewish Nonprofit Management from Gratz College, and a BA in Psychology and Judaic Studies from The George Washington University.

Amanda has worked in the field of experiential Jewish education for over two decades, most recently as the rabbinic intern at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, (previously as the Director of the High School Program and Youth Engagement for Temple Sinai in Summit NJ), and before HUC spent six years in the Hillel field, working for Hillel at Cornell University, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State University. With a passion for Judaism, leadership, innovation, and building relationships, Amanda looks for ways to increase access to Judaism in meaningful and memorable ways and currently cohosts a weekly podcast called Drinking and Drashing: Torah with a Twist.

She is also currently training her mini-Bernedoodle—Tekiah—as a therapy dog (both of us love meeting and greeting everyone cheerfully!).