Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association

Through the Academy for Jewish Religion’s CPE program, Mel completed a chaplaincy internship at Methodist Hospital of Southern
California in Arcadia. As a rabbinic intern at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, he taught seventh grade in the religious school
program, and helped teach adult B’nai Mitzvah students and the “Discovering Judaism” course. Along with teaching responsibilities,
Mel has co-led Friday night Shabbat services.
Upon ordination, Rabbi Mel Young looks forward to supporting a synagogue in its many roles, engage in Jewish education, and never be
far away from aiding those in need of spiritual comfort.