Rabbi Jill Borodin is a native of Toronto, Canada. Rabbi Borodin graduated with a joint honors degree in Jewish and Middle East Studies from McGill University. In 2001 she was ordained as a Conservative rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and received her Masters of Arts in Jewish Education. Rabbi Borodin has lived in Canada, Israel, France and the United States and volunteered with the Jewish community in Romania under the auspices of the Joint Distribution Committee. Prior to coming to Seattle, Rabbi Borodin was the Rav Sheni at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Rabbi Borodin likes to read, rollerblade, bike, and work with clay. Rabbi Borodin lives with her husband and twin daughters in the north end of Seattle. She has served as Congregation Beth Shalom’s rabbi since 2005, and looks forward to getting to know you.
Assistant Rabbi Paula Rose
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Rabbi Paula Rose was raised in New Jersey and in Cleveland, Ohio. She stayed in the Midwest for college, graduating summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Studies, and a minor in Psychology. Rabbi Rose continued her studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, earning a Master of the Arts in Talmud and rabbinic ordination in May 2017. While studying, she worked in a wide array of rabbinic fields: on college campuses, at summer camp (she is a very proud staff alumna of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires), and as a hospital chaplain, but she fell in love with the varied nature, intergenerationality, and potential for relationship building in congregational life. In her spare time, Rabbi Rose loves reading, being near water, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her husband, Jeremy. She is excited to be part of the Beth Shalom team, and looks forward to meeting you.