Rabbi Elyse Wechterman

Rabbi Wechterman came to the RRA as executive director in the fall of 2015. She has brought a commitment to social justice, a passion for interfaith and inter-communal partnership, and a deep respect and love for her Reconstructionist colleagues to the position. Rabbi Wechterman was a founding faculty member of Camp JRF in the Poconos (now called Camp Havaya) and served on its summer faculty for many years. Before coming to the RRA, Rabbi Wechterman served as spiritual leader of Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro, Mass., 2001-2014. Prior to serving a pulpit, Rabbi Wechterman was the director of congregational services at the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation and consulted with congregations throughout the movement on governance, growth, staffing and other issues. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Wechterman brings an open and inclusive approach to teaching Jewish life and traditions. She is committed to empowering Jews and fellow travelers on their individual and unique Jewish journeys.


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