Rabbi Rebecca Schatz is excited and honored to be the Associate Rabbi here at Temple Beth Am. Rabbi Schatz was ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2017 with a concentration in Halakha and journeyed to Foster City, CA to be the Assistant Rabbi and Education Director at Peninsula Sinai Congregation. Rabbi Schatz received her Masters in Experiential Education from American Jewish University as well as her Bachelor in Choral Music Education before pursuing her rabbinic dream. During rabbinical school Rabbi Schatz interned at Temple Beth Am and PSC, where she was encouraged to build programming around life cycles such as b’nei mitzah, and create new opportunities for traditional holidays such as Shavuot and Purim or prayer experiences such as Shabbat Sovev. Rabbi Schatz directed PSC’s experiential religious school program, Kesher, facilitated a mother-daughter b’not mitzvah program, Kol Banot, engaged women in Torah study, Midrasha, and continued to pursue her musical t’fillah passion with kids aged K-8th grade. Rabbi Schatz grew up in an engaged Conservative home in Los Angeles, and together with her family’s support and musical talents continues to grow with their creativity, encouragement and masterful teaching.
Spiritual Leader, Musical Singer, Questioning Teacher