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Rabbi Jamie Hyams will be leading the MLJC in services several times during 2023-4.

Rabbi Jamie was ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles (AJRCA) and served as the Rabbi at Congregation P’nai Tikvah in Las Vegas.  She is a member of OHALAH, the Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assembly.  Currently Rabbi Jamie is a rabbi/member of Beth Chaim Congregation, and leads/moderates two Torah study groups.  She is also the Director of Development for Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS), which serves all of Northern California.  An avid cyclist, she is starting a two-year Clergy Leadership Incubator fellowship which will help her to create a Jewish community whose organizing principle is cycling. 


She and her husband live in the Bay area.  They know the Mother Lode area well, “For probably 20 years, Murphy's has been our "go to get-away" on a Sunday afternoon.  

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Rabbi Valerie Joseph…

Many thanks to Rabbi Valerie Served as the Mother Lode Jewish Community Rabbi n 2023.


Rabbi Andra Greenwald…

Served as MLJC's rabbi from 2014 through June, 2022 

The Mother Lode Jewish Community has been spiritually and emotionally enriched by Rabbi Andra's participation in so many of our events.  Shalom aleichem.

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