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Rabbi Elana Zelony

Rabbi Elana Zelony

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Rabbi Zelony’s rabbinate emphasizes pluralism, inclusion, interfaith work, spirituality and involvement with the community.

She chairs the steering committee of the Richardson Interfaith Alliance and is also an advisory board member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Rabbi Zelony is an alumna of Leadership Richardson—a program that builds leaders for the city. She is a member of Rabbis Without Borders—a network that emphasizes pluralism, innovation and service in the rabbinate.

She is the first female rabbi in the Conservative Movement to lead a synagogue in the state of Texas. Prior to moving to Richardson, she worked as the Director of Congregational Learning at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco. She also served as an Assistant Rabbi at Shearith Israel in Atlanta where she advocated for ending domestic abuse by working with the Faith Advisory Team of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Rabbi Zelony received ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2009. She also holds a Master’s Degree from American Jewish University’s Graduate Center for Jewish Education.

Zelony FamilyRabbi Zelony was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She makes her home with her husband Adiv and their two children, Nesya and Magen. She is an avid reader of poetry and enjoys keeping healthy by running, practicing yoga, and creating healthy meals for her family and friends.

Rabbi Zelony’s Sermons