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Ms. Elyssa Auster Joy

Visiting Rabbi

B'er Chayim Temple

HQ Phone: (301) 722-5688

B'er Chayim Temple

107 W Union St

Cumberland, Maryland 21502

United States

Company Description

B'er Chayim Congregation is committed to promoting interfaith communication and well being within the community. The Rabbi is a member of the Cumberland Ministerial Association. The Temple also hosts small church groups that visit our congregation. B'er C ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director of Jewish Life
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

Rabbinical Student
Hebrew College

Education

B.A. with Honors
European Cultural Studies and Latin American Studies
Brandeis University

Masters
Theological Studies
Boston University

Masters of Theological Studies

Boston University School of Theology

master
theological studies
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Debra Nussbaum Cohen ยป journalist, editor, book author

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That early experience with Camp Ramah came to mind when reading this recent piece by Rabbi Elyssa Joy Auster, who discussed her surprise that the girls at a different Ramah camp were neither interested in wearing kippot nor expected to.

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Rabbi Auster goes so far as to say that it reflects a lack of support for women as religious leaders and for developing female lay leadership.


Our Alumni Say | RABBIS WITHOUT BORDERS

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Elyssa Joy Auster

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Elyssa Joy Auster During the past two years, Rabbi Elyssa Joy Auster has been the sole rabbi for a Conservative congregation in Florida. Over the prior three years, she held the pulpit of a Reform congregation in Alaska, while finishing her rabbinic studies. She has also served as rabbi, cantor, and Jewish educator in Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, and Maryland. After completing a BA at Brandeis University and a Masters of Theological Studies at Boston University School of Theology (where she studied alongside those entering the Methodist ministry), Rabbi Elyssa went on to pursue her love of God and Torah in the rabbinate. She received rabbinic smicha and a Masters of Jewish Education from pluralistic Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. Rabbi Elyssa has published in "The Forward" and in "eJewish Philanthropy," is a trained mikveh guide, has led Hallel with Women of the Wall in Jerusalem, and has two children's books she wrote and illustrated and hopes to publish. She was a "rabbi on the road" for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, is a recent USCJ two-time grant winner for Young Adult programming, an innovator in prayer services, and a teacher of contemplative Judaism in diverse venues from college campuses to the OHALAH Clergy Association conference. Rabbi Elyssa Joy Auster aims to bring moments of meaning and purpose into our lives. She has a passionate love for the Holy One which manifests through song, yoga, meditation, Torah study, crafting tallitot and tzitzit, painting, and nurturing deep human connections.


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Elyssa Joy Auster has served as the rabbi for a Conservative congregation in Florida and a Reform congregation in Alaska; she has brought inspiration to other congregations in Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, and Maryland. She has published in The Forward and in Jewish Philanthropy, is a trained mikveh guide, has led Hallel with Women of the Wall in Jerusalem, and has written and illustrated two children's books. She a certified yoga teacher, and has been a teacher of contemplative Judaism in diverse venues.


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Photo of Elyssa Joy Auster

Elyssa Joy Auster has served as the rabbi for a Conservative congregation in Florida and a Reform congregation in Alaska; she has brought inspiration to other congregations in Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, and Maryland. She has published in The Forward and in Jewish Philanthropy, is a trained mikveh guide, has led Hallel with Women of the Wall in Jerusalem, and has written and illustrated two children's books. She a certified yoga teacher, and has been a teacher of contemplative Judaism in diverse venues.


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Photo of Elyssa Joy Auster

Elyssa Joy Auster has served as the rabbi for a Conservative congregation in Florida and a Reform congregation in Alaska; she has brought inspiration to other congregations in Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, and Maryland. She has published in The Forward and in Jewish Philanthropy, is a trained mikveh guide, has led Hallel with Women of the Wall in Jerusalem, and has written and illustrated two children's books. She a certified yoga teacher, and has been a teacher of contemplative Judaism in diverse venues.

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