Rabbi Bernstein serves as Senior Rabbi at Kehillat Israel. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she received her BA in English Literature and Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University where she also earned a certificate in Women’s Studies. In addition to her pulpit work at KI, Rabbi Bernstein has a broad portfolio including teaching, working with the early childhood center, adult education, youth and Jewish Experience Center programs, sisterhood, Israel programming, all tikkun olam related committees and activities, seniors programming and more.
Rabbi Bernstein attended the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia for her rabbinic training which included one year as a visiting graduate student at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.
Prior to coming to Los Angeles Rabbi Bernstein served as the rabbi of Temple Israel in Duluth, Minnesota for 13 years. As the only rabbi in the Northland Region Rabbi Bernstein represented the Jewish community to the greater Northland community. She served two terms as the President of the Arrowhead Interfaith Council and six years on the Board of Trustees of the College of St. Scholastica where she was also on the founding board of the Oreck/Alpern Interreligious Forum. She was a scholar in residence for the Jewish Chautauqua Society and lectured widely throughout the Northland.
Rabbi Bernstein lives in the Palisades with her partner, Judy, her daughter, Eliana, and their rescue Chihuahua, Olivia. She also enjoys performing and recording as part of the vocal trio Three Altos.
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