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Our Rabbi

Rabbi Emily Segal

After completing her undergraduate work in Jewish Studies at the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar, Rabbi Segal studied in Jerusalem and Cincinnati where she was ordained from the Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion.   Her rabbinic thesis was entitled “Telling and Retelling:  The Women’s Passover Seder and Ritual Innovation.”  Previously Rabbi Segal served as the Associate Rabbi of Temple Jeremiah in Northfield, Illinois, and as a rabbinic student served congregations in Ohio, Florida, and Louisiana.  In 2014-2015, she was a Balfour Brickner Social Justice Fellow through the Religious Action Center, and from 2017-2019 was a member of the third cohort of the Clergy Leadership Incubator.  Rabbi Segal is also proud to serve as Co-President of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, the national organization of women Reform rabbis, and has previously served as the Vice President for Social Action and Advocacy for the WRN.

Rabbi Segal grew up in a small, tight-knit Jewish community in Virginia, nurtured by one of the first woman rabbis, and she is the proud product of an interfaith home. Seeing her father grow in love for Judaism and develop a passion for Jewish learning and eventually become a Jew-By-Choice was formative in her development and her path in the rabbinate.  

Rabbi Segal's rabbinic interests include liturgical development, ritual innovation, biblical Hebrew, Jewish environmental and food Justice, Jewish feminism, Mussar (Jewish mindfulness practice) and scriptural and halakhic study.  Her non-rabbinic interests include strong coffee, dark chocolate, good books, escapist baking, wrangling young children, and live music.  She is married to Rabbi Scott Segal, who is the rabbi of Har Mishpacha in Steamboat Springs.  Together they have two children—Samantha (9 years old) and Ezra (6 years old)--and three dogs.  As a family, the Segals love cooking together, hiking and camping together, and family dance parties.   Contact Rabbi Segal at or 970.925.8245 x1. 

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyyar 5782