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To inquire about the Rabbinical Program, contact Rabbi Melissa Heller, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, at or 215.576.0800 ext. 123.

Main Number: 215.576.0800

Google Map: 1299 Church Road, Wyncote, PA 19095

To hire a rabbinical student to serve your community or organization, or to support your life-cycle needs, please email Rabbi Linda Holtzman.

To obtain your transcript, please contact the Director of Academic Administration. The transcript fee is a $25.


Faculty and Staff Directory

Barbara E. Breitman, D.Min. Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling, Co-Director of Training, Jewish Spiritual Direction Program 215.576.0800
Mary Buhring, M.B.A. Director of Academic Administration 215.576.0800 ext. 138
Robert Chavez Director of Operations 215.576.0800 ext. 111
Rabbi Gail Diamond Support Support, Israel Program 
Reena Sigman Friedman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History 215.576.0800 ext. 251
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D. Former Director, Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives; Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Sharon Gershoni, Ph.D. Instructor of Modern Hebrew
Rabbi Elisa Goldberg Pastoral Care Specialist 215.576.5210 ext. 159
Joel Hecker, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Modern Jewish Civilization; Associate Professor of Jewish Mysticism 215.576.5210 ext. 217
Rabbi Melissa Heller Director of Admissions and Recruitment 215.576.0800 ext. 123
Rabbi Linda Holtzman Acting Director of Rabbinic Formation and Student Life 215.576.0800 ext. 149
Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D. Professor of Biblical Studies 215.576.0800 ext. 220
Rabbi Alan LaPayover Library Director 215.576.0800 ext. 234
Rabbi Sandra Lawson Director of Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Sarra Lev, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Rabbinic Civilization; Associate Professor of Rabbinics 215.576.0800 ext. 256
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling

Former Director, Social Justice Organizing Program; Instructor Emeritus of Practical Rabbinics
Rabbi Vivie Mayer Director, Mekhinah Year Program and Beit Midrash 215.576.0800 ext. 132
Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs 215.576.0800 ext. 310
Julia Paddison Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs 215.576.0800 ext. 145
Diana Phillips  Administrative Assistant, Rabbinic Formation, Recruitment, Admissions and Student Life 215.576.0800 ext. 145

Rabbi Amber Powers Executive Vice President 215.576.0800 ext. 150
Micah Schriftman IT Specialist 215.576.0800 ext. 108
Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality; Founding Director, Jewish Spiritual Direction Program; Director of Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations 215.576.0800 ext. 119
Elsie R. Stern, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Bible 215.576.0800 ext. 310
Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. The Louis and Myra Wiener Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Jewish Civilization and Senior Consultant to Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics and for Congregational Services 215.576.0800 ext. 253
Cheryl Tyson Director of Human Resources and Administration/Title IX Coordinator 215.576.0800 ext. 130
Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Jewish Ethics; Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature 215.576.0800 ext. 252
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. President and CEO 215.576.0800 ext. 129
Cyd Weissman Vice President for Engagement and Innovation 215.576.0800 ext. 257