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Rabbi Lisa S. Greene

NSCI has been fortunate to have Rabbi Lisa Greene on our team since 1999. A second-generation rabbi, she refers to herself as Rabbi Greene, The Sequel, and maintains a love of informal education, a joy for teaching and a fascination with rituals, both ancient and new. Rabbi Greene has devoted her career to helping people find their meaningful place in the synagogue community. By getting to know you, Rabbi Greene empowers and connects with you in ways that lead to deep and significant involvement. 
Rabbi Greene loves asking people, “How would you like to become involved here at NSCI? How can I help you do this?” Reach out to Rabbi Greene at any time—she welcomes the opportunity to connect. You can find Rabbi Greene playing guitar at the Takiff Center for our youngest, inspiring our adult b’nei mitzvah students, or lovingly spying on her three kids in our religious school.
Rabbi Greene loves the opportunity to connect. At NSCI, she has led the Adult B’nei Mitzvah program which she began in 2000; she developed Chai @ NSCI—a hands-on learning and doing program designed just for families; she founded and continues to evolve the Women’s Seder and Women’s Retreat and much more. Each of these initiatives merge learning and community in ways that have proven inspiring year after year.
During her graduate work at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Greene enjoyed professional opportunities in places that took her near and far, helping her form a powerful intellectual worldview. As a graduate student, she served congregations in Manhattan, New York; Anchorage, Alaska; and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and she even served as a visiting rabbinic student in a former nascent Jewish community in Ukraine. 
Beyond her official role at NSCI, Rabbi Greene is a very proud mom of Noa, David, and Talia.  All three children began their Jewish education in our preschool, and Noa was called to the Torah as bat mitzvah in 2016.

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