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Rabbi Jenn Mangold

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Rabbi Mangold and her family are officially a part of Temple Beth-El effective July 1, 2021! We are so excited about her arrival! Rabbi Mangold has a very strong love of Judaism, a passion for pastoral care, and a deep conviction for social justice. She is married to Paul and has three children who have all joined us here in St Petersburg. Read Rabbi Mangold's bio below to get to know her more or click "Ask Rabbi Mangold" to submit an inquiry to Rabbi Mangold and her Executive Assistant.

Rabbi Jenn Mangold grew up in New City, New York. She formed a deep love for Judaism at her home synagogue, Temple Beth Sholom. Experiencing the value of sanctuary, community, and spirituality inspired her to become a rabbi. 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 began serving as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experienced holiness in providing pastoral care, officiating life cycle events, building community, leading worship, and teaching Torah to individuals of all ages. Some of her most meaningful experiences have been serving as a Jewish representative at the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, collaborating with Congregation Shalom’s Voices for Justice Committee to plan a forum on racial equity and voting rights, and engaging young families with programs such as Bagels, Books and Babies. Rabbi Mangold has enjoyed studying Judaism with conversion students, collaborating with the Holocaust Education Resource Center to educate youth and combat anti-Semitism, and leading creative programs like Torah on the Trails, Talmud on Tap, and Pop Up Shabbat.

During rabbinical school, Rabbi Mangold delighted in serving Congregation Or Hatzafon in Fairbanks, Alaska. 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. 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 providing 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, Isaac, Moses, and Shiloh fill their hearts with joy. Rabbi Mangold loves running marathons, hiking, painting, playing guitar and mandolin, and watching the sunrise. Rabbi Mangold and her family are thrilled to be joining the Temple Beth-El community and moving to St. Petersburg. They look forward to forming new relationships and celebrating Judaism with such a special community


 

Wed, September 22 2021 16 Tishrei 5782