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Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

What a Jewish Community Can Be

A welcoming and giving reform congregation committed to social justice, on-going learning, vibrant spirituality, diversity and the State of Israel
Yom Rishon, 4 Tishri 5778


Our Rabbi

Rabbi Yael Romer

Rabbi Yael_Romer_2007_ThumbnailSpiritual leader of Temple Emanuel, Born and raised in New York State, Rabbi Yael Romer received her BA from Brandeis University in 1982, earned a Masters of Hebrew Literature from HUC-JIR & NYU in 1986 and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1988.

Rabbi Romer has served congregations in New Jersey, New Hampshire, Ontario and Israel.  Passionate about creating an integrated Jewish experience where spirituality, community, ethical living & social justice, a commitment to Jewish Learning and a love for Israel are celebrated, she is proud of the community that we are creating here at Temple Emanuel.

Maintaining her dual citizenship and identity, Rabbi Romer was the third practicing female Pulpit Rabbi in Israel where she lived and served in the Galilee and where three of her five children were born.  Rabbi Romer presently resides in Rhinebeck, NY with her family.

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