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Rabbi Sabine Meyer, Ph.D. 

Rabbi Meyer was ordained as a Reform rabbi by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and spent 10 years serving various congregations in the greater Los Angeles area and as the director of the Union of Reform Judaism’s Introduction to Judaism programs in Southern California, Arizona and Seattle.

Prior to her ordination Rabbi Meyer spent 15 years teaching in the Judaic Studies and German Language departments at “the other USC.” During her tenure as URJ Introduction to Judaism director, she guided countless Jews-by-choice on their conversion journeys. A passionate and gifted teacher, Rabbi Meyer also served on the faculty of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles and the West Valley Melton Consortium where she taught a variety of courses on Bible, Jewish history, and Jewish denominations. 

Education Director - Elisa Westfall

Elisa Westfall has been the Education Director since 2021. She has taught Judaic Studies at TOL for 15 years while also serving as the Religious School Board Chair. During the week, she is a Nationally Board Certified 6th grade ELA teacher at CrossRoads Intermediate School in Lexington School District 5. Elisa earned both her BA and MA in Education from the home of the “Fighting Koalas,” Columbia College! She can be found at the Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center in the summers where she serves at the director of Camp Gesher. 

Elisa and her husband Paul are the proud parents of two daughters who attend Tree of Life Religious School and another daughter who has been confirmed and is now a madricha at the school.  

The 2021-2022 school year will be different, but Elisa's goal is to keep the heart, soul, and laughter thriving both in and out of the classroom as we all work together, as a team, at the Tree! 

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Office Administrator - Alicia Rosen

Alicia Rosen has been the Office Manager at Tree of Life Congregation since March 2021. Alicia is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was a member at Temple Beth El, where Tree of Life’s own Erin Boxt is now the rabbi. She’s a University of Tennessee graduate with her Bachelor's of Science in Social Work. Alicia volunteered and lived in Haifa, Israel for a year and a half and considers Israel to be her second home and a place near and dear to her heart. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys playing board games, lounging in the pool, and spending time with her husband, daughter, sister, and dog.

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