Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Rebeccah Birken Yussman earned a degree in Religious Studies, concentrating on Jewish and Biblical Studies. Rebeccah then earned an additional B.A. in Hebrew Literature as well as Master of Arts in Education from American Jewish University.
Rebeccah has worked in synagogues, camps, and other organizations for over twenty years in various capacities and across the country, including Temple Ahavat Shalom, Hillel at CSUN, Kaiserman Jewish Community Center and Beth Tikvah-Bnei Jeshrun in Philadelphia, Camp Hess Kramer, Camp Isaiah, and Camp Menorah. She has served as Education Director and B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator at Temple Shalom of the South Bay, where she trained nearly 100 students for Bar and Bat mitzvah. She taught sixth and seventh grades at
Congregation Tikvat Jacob as well as co-led the Noar teen program.
Upon ordination, Rebeccah plans to continue her work at Temple Menorah, bringing new and creative programs to the religious
school, adult learning programs, and the general community.
  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Dedications & New Home Blessings
  • Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings
  • Public Speaking
  • Senior Living Programming
  • Spiritual Counseling/Spiritual Direction
  • Teaching/Education
  • Visiting the Sick/Bikkur Cholim
  • Weddings
  • Writing/Editing


E-mail rebeccahyussman@gmail.com