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Rabba Yael Keller

Rabba Yael Keller, Director of Education and Religious Engagement

Rabba Yael Keller serves as Community Educator for the Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan.  She teaches weekly classes, leads monthly children's educational programing and coordinates holiday celebrations, large and small.   

As a community builder, Yael has served on the board of her local synagogues, most recently at Kehillat Sha’arei Orah in Lower Merion, PA. Yael was a rabbinic intern at Ohev Sholom - the National Synagogue in Washington, DC and Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue in Skokie, IL where she taught and spoke regularly.  Yael has a deep love of Torah.  She values learning with others and embraces opportunities for teaching within a variety of community settings. Yael completed her first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education and plans to continue to explore this important work and how to best serve those in need of spiritual care in a medical context.  

Yael received ordianation in June 2022 from Yeshivat Maharat. Prior to attending Yeshivat Maharat, Yael earned a Masters in Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and a Masters in Jewish Professional Leadership at the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University. Yael has always believed strongly in building an equitable and just society and worked at several social justice organizations including Uri L’Tzedek, the Joint Distribution Committee and Impact Boston.  Before becoming a student, Yael worked as the Director of Operations at Yeshivat Maharat, working to create opportunities for Orthodox women to receive rabbinic training and ordination. 

Yael, her husband, Rav Will, and her four children, Ariella, David, Meira and Noam live in Burns Park and enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and their three pet chickens.

Fri, September 29 2023 14 Tishrei 5784