Rabbi Ilana G. Baden
Rabbi Ilana G. Baden has been with the Isaac M. Wise Temple since 2002.
Since that time, she
has been active in the congregation and the community at large.
She currently serves as the President of the Board of Rabbis and sits on the board of the Women's Rabbinic Network as the HUC Cincinnati Campus Liaison.
Rabbi Baden grew up in suburban Chicago (Libertyville, IL), where her parents were involved in synagogue life and where she was an active member of her congregational youth group and a camper for many summers at the Reform movement's regional camp there, Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute.
A 1994 graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and in Near Eastern Studies-Modern Hebrew Language, and became an active member of Hillel, serving as its president in Ann Arbor.
then enjoyed an outstanding academic career at Hebrew Union College
, first in Jerusalem and then in Cincinnati, having been ordained in 1999.
Rabbi Baden was active in many activities, including serving as president of the rabbinic student association at the Cincinnati Campus of Hebrew Union College.
As a rabbinic student, she served student pulpits in Bristol, Tennessee; Quincy, Illinois; and Columbus, Indiana.
She also worked as a rabbinic intern in Skokie, Illinois, at the University of Cincinnati Hillel, and at Cincinnati's Jewish Hospital.
Upon Rabbinic Ordination in 1999, Rabbi Baden served as Assistant Rabbi at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, and was then named Associate Rabbi.
Despite her deep fulfillment with her involvement with Wise Temple, Rabbi Baden takes the greatest pleasure with her family.