Deborah Lynn Lewis graduated from Gratz College with a BA in Jewish Studies.  She is a member of Congregation Bnai Brith (CBB) in Santa Barbara and credits her congregation for instilling within her a great love of Judaism and the Jewish people.  Deborah currently serves as the spiritual leader for the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community and looks forward to growing and learning with this very warm and wonderful community.

Deborah has completed her third unit of Clinical Pastoral Education and is working toward becoming an Board-Certified Chaplain.  She is the Clinical Chaplaincy Intern at Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara County, helping to provide visitation to those that are home-bound. At CBB Deborah has taught practical Judaism to those on the journey toward Judaism.  She finds serving these individuals and families to be profoundly meaningful and a great honor.

Rabbi Lewis continues her work as rabbi, teacher, and chaplain, serving the Greater Santa Barbara Jewish Community generally and the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community specifically.