Rabbi Dara Frimmer serves as the co-senior rabbi at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. A graduate of Stanford University, with a B.A. in Feminist Studies and Religious Studies and a Masters in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School, Dara was ordained in 2006 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. During her years in NYC, she completed her second unit of hospital chaplaincy, taught “Introduction to Judaism” at the 92nd Street Y, and led trips to Latin America with American Jewish World Service. As a rabbinic intern, she served two years at Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, NY. In 2005 she was selected as the Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellow at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun where she taught, led services, and helped to grow Tze’irim, the 20’s-30’s group. Since joining the Isaiah community in 2007 as Assistant Rabbi, Dara is engaged in every aspect of congregational and life cycle events, with a focus on social justice issues, Israel, and religious education. She is active with many local organizations committed to social justice including: American Jewish World Service, Bend the Arc, One LA-IAF and RAC-CA. In her free time, Dara can be found shopping at the local farmer’s market or pretending to follow Wisconsin sports teams.
Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Cohort VII