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rabbi jenn mangold

Rabbi Jenn Mangold (she/her) grew up in New City, New York where she formed a deep love for Judaism at her home synagogue. Rabbi Mangold earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University at Buffalo in 2011 and a Master’s degree in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2012. She received her Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters in 2017 and Rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2018.

Immediately following ordination, Rabbi Mangold served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she delighted in providing pastoral care, officiating life cycle events, building community, leading worship, and teaching Torah. While at Congregation Shalom, Rabbi Mangold enjoyed serving as a Jewish representative at the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, collaborating with the Voices for Justice Committee to plan a forum on racial equity and voting rights, engaging young families with innovative programming, working with conversion students, collaborating with the Holocaust Education Resource Center to educate youth and combat anti-Semitism, and leading creative outreach experiences such as Torah on the Trails, Talmud on Tap, and Pop Up Shabbat.

During rabbinical school, Rabbi Mangold served as a student-rabbi at Congregation Or Hatzafon in Fairbanks, Alaska where she engaged the community with programs such as Havdalah on the Move, Camp Ki Tov, and Jews in Canoes. Rabbi Mangold served as rabbinic-intern at Congregation Beth Tikvah in Worthington, Ohio as well as student-rabbi in congregations in Indiana and Missouri. While in rabbinical school, Rabbi Mangold received the Cora Kahn Prize for best sermon delivery and oratory as well as the Rabbi Morris H. Youngerman Memorial Prize for the best sermon preached in the Scheuer Chapel for the academic year.

Rabbi Mangold’s passion is pastoral care. She completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education while serving at Jewish Hospital, Cedar Village Retirement Community, and Jewish Family Service in Cincinnati. Rabbi Mangold has been inspired by Jewish youth while teaching religious school and serving as Unit Head at URJ camps in Massachusetts and Indiana. Living in Israel for two years and participating in programs such as Otzma and Livnot U’lehibanot, Rabbi Mangold cultivated a love for the land of Israel and the Hebrew language.

Rabbi Mangold met her husband, Paul, on a spirituality retreat in the mystical city of Tzfat, in Northern Israel. Their three children fill their hearts with joy. Rabbi Mangold loves running marathons, hiking, painting, playing guitar and mandolin, and watching the sunrise.

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