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Rabbi Randy Sheinberg

Randy Ellen Sheinberg has been the rabbinic leader of Temple Tikvah since its inception and previously for Temple Emanuel of New Hyde Park. Prior to serving as the rabbi of Temple Emanuel in 2003, she served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom of New York City. She served as a Student Rabbi for congregations in Kitchener, Ontario and Reston, Virginia for extended internships and led High Holiday services in Laramie, Wyoming and Mumbai, India.

Rabbi Randy was ordained in 2000 after her studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Jerusalem and New York campuses. She earned her master’s degree in Hebrew Letters in 1999. She previously obtained both a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University.

Prior to studying for the rabbinate, Rabbi Randy spent eight years in the corporate world as a manager and consultant in training and development, transition management, and team-building. As a rabbinical student, she brought her background in organizational transformation to the Jewish world through such programs as Synagogue 2000, the Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE), and the URJ Partners for Synagogue Change.

Rabbi Randy currently serves on the board of the  Central Conference of American Rabbis as the Vice President of Leadership. She is a fellow of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) Hevraya program, a Jewish spiritual director, and an active participant in a local interfaith network.

Raised on Long Island, Rabbi Randy has lived most of her life in the greater New York area. She loves to travel — some of her favorite destinations have been the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, India, and South Africa. In her spare time, you can find her in the theater or walking on the beach. She feels blessed to be married to Marty Cohen, mother to Paola, and step-mother and mother-in-law to Ariel and her husband Lewis. She is grandmother to their children, Isadora Lilyann Cohen-Orren and Howard Phillip Cohen-Orren.

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Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784