2024 Rabbinic Candidate, Eliana Willis, Hebrew College


Bio / Survey / Video / Schedule

Bio: Eliana Willis will be ordained through Hebrew College Rabbinical School this June. She is passionate about building spaces for experiencing the Divine through connection to Jewish tradition, community, nature, and music. Eliana has taught as an experiential educator for all ages: at Jewish preschool, through outdoor exploration at Teva and Camp Ramah in the Rockies, teaching talmud to teens at Hebrew College’s Teen Beit Midrash, to adult learning and music at synagogues, and more. Her thinking and teaching have been shaped by fellowships at several organizations including Hadar, T’ruah, SVARA, and the Center for Small Town Jewish Life. She spent the past summer as a student chaplain at a hospital, and currently serves a congregation in the Boston area as rabbinic intern. Eliana loves gardening, exuberant davening, and picking up new crafts. Originally from Los Angeles, she has been coming to Ikar on visits home for years, and is excited to daven, learn, and schmooze with you over Shabbat.

Survey: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/266e667ef71f4b79a43f59f42d1441d3

Lunch and Learn: https://youtu.be/ZAq6bTa9YBs?si=pNjLPgEBANG6r0Y0 Source Sheet: https://ikar.box.com/s/dodlg4axqwn5lazmf7cl88axx3qzfm8e

Schedule:
Saturday, February 10
– Connecting with our Limudim students
– Attending services
– Community lunch and learn with q&a around 1pm PT at Shalhevet and virtually on youtube.com/ikarlosangeles
Sunday, February 11
– Participating in our 8am PT virtual morning minyan