Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association


Position: Chaplain

After a career as a business lawyer, Deborah entered AJRCA to learn more about Jewish Spirituality, and to be part of a like-minded community in order to deepen her relationship with Judaism. Deborah graduated in May 2014 with an MA and a certificate in Jewish Chaplaincy. Her masters thesis is entitled: “The Abrahamic Family: An Analysis of Archetypes and Midrash in Pastoral Care.” She has completed 4 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units, and is preparing for board certification. She has four daughters and is active in several Jewish and Jewish spiritual communities.


  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Corporate Chaplaincy
  • Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings
  • Hospice Chaplaincy
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Teaching/Education

Other Specializations:
Fluent in Hebrew;

Thesis Title:
Exploring the Use of Biblical Archetypes and Midrash in Pastoral Care (2014)

Email: havivproductions@gmail.com

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