With a deep dedication to Jewish faith and culture, Rabbi Sarah Hronsky - "Rabbi Sarah" -enthusiastically embraces her role as Senior Rabbi for Temple Beth Hillel.
Rabbi Sarah joined Temple Beth Hillel in July 2003 following her ordination at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) of Los Angeles in 2003.
While at HUC, she earned two masters degrees: one in Hebrew Letters and the other in Jewish Communal Service.
A major focus of her
rabbinic studies was the Jewish tradition's view of persons with disabilities.
grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her
family was very active in a small congregation.
She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a bachelor of science in secondary education.
Rabbi Sarah works extensively with the Board and staff of the congregation to ensure a thriving Reform Jewish community in the East San Fernando Valley.
brings energy and creativity to the vast programming of Temple Beth Hillel
rabbinate is filled with teaching, counseling, liturgical exploration, and leadership.
enthusiastically sings with the children and assists in the development of our Temple's successful preschool and parent and me programs, teaches and leads prayer in our Religious School and Elementary Day School
, and provides enriching instruction throughout our Adult Education Program.
Rabbi Sarah is most honored to work directly with families in the congregation through their joyous moments and their most difficult times.
is proud to have played a significant role in the physical transformation and renovation of our Temple building ensuring for the future of the congregation.
In addition, Rabbi Sarah has served on the Board of the Board of Rabbis of California for 9 years.
She currently serves as Vice President, in the past she has served as Treasurer, Secretary, member at large, chaired the Annual High Holy Day Conference several times and chaired the Funeral Practices Committee for a few years.
enjoys meaningfully participating in Jewish Community and Interfaith events throughout the greater Los Angeles area representing both Temple Beth Hillel
and the Board of Rabbis.
proudly engages in social action work and maintains a close tie to the North Hollywood Food Pantry.
Rabbi Sarah helps build bridges through Interfaith activities, such as partnering in educational and religious experiences with Muslims for Progressive Values and serving in a leadership role on the council of the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders
She has previously served on the Board of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis.
Rabbi Sarah is married to Yuri Hronsky, who is currently the Head of School at Ilan Ramon Day School.