Rabbi Yael Jaffe (She/Her) received rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Hadar in New York City.
Rabbi Yael will be working with our Ohel Moed community, helping develop and inspire the community and taking them to the next level!
Originally from South Florida, R. Yael graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, and Sociology, and has previously studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Drisha, Pardes, and the Hartman Institute.
R. Yael is motivated by the intersection of Jewish tradition with our own experiences and relationships, and by the promise that Jewish wisdom has something to say to each of us. This has led her to teach Torah in a variety of communities across the US and UK, including helping to organise the Beit Midrash programme at the most recent Limmud Festival. R. Yael is also an experienced ba’alat tefillah, having regularly led services in communities across New York and London.
“Over the past few years, I have been incredibly lucky to experience first-hand the warmth and vibrance of London’s Masorti community. It is such a joy to formally join this community which has already become a home for me in so many ways, and a remarkable privilege to do so as a Rabbi serving NNLS and Ohel Moed. I am excited, grateful, and humbled by the opportunity to join these stellar teams, and to play a part in Masorti UK’s extraordinary work.”