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Amy Bernstein
Amy Bernstein
Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Cohort VII

Rabbi Amy Bernstein became Kehillat Israel’s Senior Rabbi in July 2014, after serving four years as Associate Rabbi. An Atlanta native, Rabbi Bernstein has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University, where she also earned a certificate in Women’s Studies. She is an alumna of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. Her rabbinic training included one year as a visiting graduate student at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Rabbi Bernstein serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. Beginning in January 2019 she will serve as the board’s president. Rabbi Bernstein makes her home in Pacific Palisades with her partner, Judy Griffith, her daughter, Eliana, and their rescue Chihuahua, Olivia.