Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions

Meet Our Rabbi

Rabbi Alanna Sklover joined Or Hadash as rabbi in August 2019. Prior to joining Or Hadash, Rabbi Alanna worked at the Germantown Jewish Centre as Student Rabbi in 2011, and joined the staff full time as Director of Lifelong Learning in 2013. She received her rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College with a specialization in the congregational rabbinate. A believer in the transformative power of youth group, Jewish summer camp, and experiential learning models, Rabbi Sklover brings her enthusiasm for creative Jewish education and passion about working with mindful Jewish communities to her work at GJC. Prior to rabbinical school, she served as Youth Director at Congregation Beth Emeth in Wilmington, DE. Rabbi Sklover holds a BA in Theater and Religion from Goucher College and has also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Conservative Yeshiva. She lives in West Mt. Airy with her wife Rebecca Kirzner, and their daughter, Bina Yael.

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