Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner
Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner, a native of Los Angeles, CA, joined Temple Beth Tikvah as its third Senior Rabbi in 2015.
Rabbi Shuval-Weiner received her Masters Degree in Jewish Studies in 2006, Masters of Hebrew Letters in 2007, and was ordained as a rabbi in 2008 at HUC-JIR, Los Angeles. Rabbi Shuval-Weiner also holds an M.Ed degree in School Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma, and received her Bachelors degree from Israel’s Bar-Ilan University double majoring in Education and Humanities.
Previous to joining Temple Beth Tikvah, Rabbi Shuval-Weiner served as Associate Rabbi of The Temple, Congregation B’nei Jehudah in Overland Park, Kansas from 2008-2015. While in rabbinical school, “Rabbi Alex”, as she was known then, was blessed to have worked with congregation B’nai David in Visalia, CA, and served as rabbinic intern to Congregation Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach and Congregation Tikvat Jacob in Manhattan Beach, CA, from 2004-2008.
Prior to rabbinical school, Rabbi Shuval-Weiner worked in the field of Jewish education, earning the distinguished title of Reform Jewish Educator (RJE). She held the first position of Regional Education Consultant to the URJ’s Pacific Northwest Council, and specialized in Children’s and Family Worship. On the congregational level Rabbi Shuval-Weiner served as Director of Congregational Learning at the historic Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon for 10 years. Prior to that she developed and launched ICSS, the Inter-Congregational Sunday School. ICSS was a joint educational venture of Temple B’nai Israel and Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City, OK. Rabbi Shuval-Weiner served as Youth and Program Director for Temple Israel in Tulsa, OK and Director of Education to Temple Beth El in Ft.Worth, Texas.
Presently, Rabbi Shuval-Weiner is on the executive committee of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association, Co-chair to the Central Conference of American Rabbis 2019 Convention Committee and will chair the 2020 National Convention in Baltimore. She is a proud supporter participant of Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and Truah’s Tomato Rabbis. Along with her bimah partner Cantor Nancy Kassel, Rabbi ShuvaL-Weiner co-chairs GARC, the Greater Atlanta Reform Clergy group and sits on several other boards and committees in the Greater Atlanta community.
Rabbi Shuval-Weiner and her husband Jay Weiner have five incredible children, thankfully all successfully launched, and a four-legged furry child still living at home.
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