Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association


Position: Associate Spiritual Leader

Chaplain Jennifer Eaves Nye, BCC serves as Associate Spiritual Leader at Valley Outreach Synagogue. Previously she served in an interfaith capacity as a Spiritual Counselor at Valley’s Best Hospice and also as a Chaplain at Methodist Hospital of Arcadia. She is currently enrolled as a rabbinical student at the Academy for Jewish Religion, CA (AJRCA) where she graduated with an M.A. in Jewish Studies from their Chaplaincy school.

Prior to her work in chaplaincy, Jennifer graduated with a B.A. from Occidental College cum laude with Honors in both majors of English Literature and Religious Studies. She also holds an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University in Women’s Studies in Religion. Before her career in chaplaincy, she was an educator, teaching teens in Johns Hopkins University’s Center For Talented Youth Program, “at-risk” high school students at Alhambra High School and adults English-as-a-Second-Language.

Chaplain Nye’s hope is to assist in opening up a makom kodesh (a holy space) where folks can connect with their authentic self, each other and meaning for shleimut—healing, integration and wholeness.


  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Conversion Classes
  • Dedications & New Home Blessings
  • Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings
  • Hospice Chaplaincy
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Public Speaking
  • Spiritual Counseling/Spiritual Direction
  • Teaching/Education
  • Visiting the Sick/Bikkur Cholim
  • Writing/Editing


Email: J.Eaves.Nye@gmail.com

Thesis Title:
The Hesped for One Who Has Left Victims (2013)