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Rabbi Caleb Brommer

 

Rabbi Caleb Brommer (he/him/his) is the rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El.

He came to the rabbinate through the world of Jewish education and is committed to learning and sharing a living Torah. Rabbi Brommer centers a rigorous, reflective, reverent, and revolutionary approach to Jewish material and tradition, and strives towards a Jewish world where we are all committed to one another, to humanity, to the earth, and to the Divine (whatever that means!).

He is invested in developing the Jewish devotional practices of prayer, song, text learning, language learning, and community organizing. But his primary concern is providing spiritual and pastoral care for those in his community.

In his free time, Rabbi Brommer plays music, bowls, cooks, hikes, and camps with his wife and chevrutah Rebecca, and their dog Caper.

Rabbi Brommer is driven to make TBE a truly welcoming place---regardless of how you are connected to the Jewish story, come join us!

You may contact Rabbi Brommer by calling the office (607) 273-5775 or emailing him at: rabbi@tbeithaca.org.

To automatically book time to speak with Rabbi Brommer (in person, on zoom, or over the phone) you may do so at calendly.com/calebbrommer.

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Rabbi Brommer's first priority is the spiritual well-being of the TBE community. If you know of a TBE member (or dear one of a member) who is ill or in the hospital and would like a call or a visit from Rabbi Brommer, please email him at rabbi@tbeithaca.org.

.שתהיה רפואה שלימה מן השמים לכל חולי העולם -- May there be complete healing from Hashem for all those ill in the world.


 

Director of Education & Engagement

Calle Schueler (they/she) is the director of the Rabbi Felix Aber Religious School, B’Yachad Ithaca Jewish Preschool, and youth, teen, and family programming at TBE.

Prior to coming to TBE, Calle worked as an educator and administrator for a variety of Jewish organizations, including Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Manhattan, the Jewish Museum, the NYU Bronfman Center, and the Rabbi Jacob H. Epstein School of Jewish Studies in Syracuse. Calle is a graduate of the Albert A. List College Joint Program with Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. They also have an M.A. in Jewish Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from the William Davidson School of Jewish Education at JTS.

As an educator, Calle works to inspire a passion for Judaism in their students, encouraging them to situate themselves within Jewish tradition, find themselves in Jewish stories, and, most importantly, ask Jewish questions. Calle is a committed believer in the transformative power of Jewish literacy in connecting global Jewry, and every aspect of their educational practice is guided by the value of tikkun olam – repairing the world. In their free time, Calle enjoys creative writing, hiking, travel, and cooking. 

Calle is incredibly excited to return to the Upstate New York Jewish community and partner with learners of all ages to build and cultivate a culture of Torah Lishmah – learning for the sake of it!

You can reach Calle at their email, calle-schueler@tbeithaca.org, or by calling (607) 319-3282. To schedule a time to meet with Calle in person or virtually, please click here.

Staff

 Adeena Brown - Administrative Coordinator
Email: secretary@tbeithaca.org
Phone: (607) 273-5775 ext. 201

Adeena Brown joined the staff of Temple Beth-El in September 2021. After a decade working in senior living, she comes to Temple Beth-El with energy and curiosity to rediscover her Jewish heritage.  Stop by the administrative office and say hello!

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