Rabbi Elizabeth Zeller, NFTY Director of Learning and Innovation

Liz Body ShotRabbi Elizabeth Zeller is originally from West Lafayette, Indiana and is a graduate of Hebrew Union College (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati where she was ordained in 2009. She also holds a Masters in Hebrew Letters from HUC. She holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies and Political Science from Indiana University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Her prior congregational experience includes Temple Beth El (Tacoma, WA) and The Reform Temple of Forest Hills (Queens, NY) where, for the last five years, she has been working as the Associate Rabbi Educator, developing and expanding youth programs, young family engagement, and outreach.

Liz is a product of the Reform youth movement, having spent her formative years in NFTY and then working as a TYG advisor, herself. She spent over a decade at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), as a camper and then as a staff and senior staff member. For the last four summers, Liz has been serving on faculty at URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps. She is currently serving as the co-president of the Women's Rabbinic Network. She also currently serves as Co-President of FAITH IN NEW YORK, an interfaith community organizing affiliate of PICO, serving the needs of the greater New York area through grassroots faith-based community organizing. She lives in New York City with her husband David and their labradoodle puppy, Rory.

Email Liz: ezeller@urj.org