Rabbi Ilana Zietman

Community Rabbi

Ilana Zietman

Rabbi Ilana Zietman (she/her) is a pluralistic rabbi who loves to create Jewish experiences and foster communities that are relevant, thought-provoking and most importantly, welcoming. She recently moved back to DC after five years in Boston, where she received her rabbinic ordination and a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College. While in rabbinical school, Rabbi Zietman served in numerous rabbinic roles at Tufts University Hillel, Congregation Kehillath Israel, Hebrew SeniorLife and the JustCity Leadership Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She also founded Hashmi’ini, a student-faculty partnership at Hebrew College supporting women, non-binary, and trans rabbinical students. Prior to rabbinical school, she worked at the Tahirih Justice Center and, through Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, N Street Village, serving immigrant women and girls and those experiencing homelessness. Rabbi Zietman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and JTS in 2011. She currently lives in Adams Morgan with her husband, Jack.

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