Rabbi Alexis Pinsky is thrilled to join the Touro community. While originally from Atlanta, GA, she is no stranger to New Orleans, having attended Tulane University where she received her B.S. cum laude with a double major in Jewish Studies and Psychology. Actually, her first experience working in a synagogue occurred in college when she taught religious school at Touro Synagogue.
Rabbi Pinsky was ordained from the New York campus of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. During rabbinical school, she engaged in a wide range of internships focusing on pastoral care, education, community building, and pulpit work. Rabbi Pinsky completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Bellevue Hospital in New York, served as student rabbi at Beth Sholom Temple in Fredericksburg, VA, and finished up her time in New York as the rabbinic intern at Temple Emanu-El, where she served for two years.
Most recently, Rabbi Pinsky was the Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, LA. She has loved engaging members of the Greater New Orleans community, and is delighted to continue her rabbinate in New Orleans. Rabbi Pinsky is passionate about Jewish education, both formal and informal, music, and working toward a more just world.
You may contact Rabbi Pinsky here.