Director, Mekhinah-Year Program and Bet Midrash
215.576.0800, ext. 132
Rabbi Vivie Mayer directs and teaches in the Mekhinah program at RRC. She also serves as director of the Bet Midrash. She lived in Israel for seven years—in Beth Shemesh, teaching ESL in middle and high schools, and on a kibbutz, working and teaching Jewish studies to adults. She served as rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel in Danbury, CT, for 10 years. During that time she also served as a chaplain for Jewish women at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury. For seven years she was an active member of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association board and executive board.
She is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York. She graduated with a rabbinical degree from RRC in 1996.
Mayer has an article in The Women's Haftarah Commentary (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004). Her congregation in Danbury published a collection of her sermons and articles and a CD of her original music. And most recently, she was a contributing author to Chapters of the Heart.