Jamie Hyams received her BA in History from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and her BFA in Textile History from California College for the Arts in Oakland, California.  She lived in Israel for three years and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  A “modern Levite”, Jamie has worked at many Jewish institutions including Hillel at Stanford, the Contra Costa JCC, and the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

Jamie is an out-of-the-box thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit.  She is the founder of Kehillat Haverim, a community of friends living their lives under the umbrella of Jewish values.  An avid cyclist, Jamie has combined cycling and Jewish life in innovative ways including The Foothill Century: The Only Kosher Ride in the West! and Team JCC which participated in the AIDS/Lifecycle raising funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Rabbi Jamie continues to serve as a rabbi for Congregation P’nai Tikvah in Las Vegas, and as the Director of Development at Hebrew Free Loan in San Francisco.