Meet Our Clergy
Get to know our Clergy!
Rabbi Nancy Wechsler
Rabbi Nancy Wechsler was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1990. Upon graduation she was called to Temple Kol Ami, in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada to be their first rabbi and to provide a foundation for their congregation. In 2003, Rabbi Nancy Wechsler came to Congregation Beth Shalom to serve as our Rabbi. At Congregation Beth Shalom she established a monthly Rosh Chodesh program for women, Mussar learning for adults and children in the religious school, Family Education, Children’s Choir, and a participatory Shabbat Worship: "Shabbat with a Beat".
Rabbi Nancy Wechsler has also been pivotal in creating interfaith programs of understanding. Rabbi Nancy Wechsler continues serious study of Jewish texts through the Mussar Institute courses, and daily learning. She is a past president of the Rabbis’ Association of Sacramento and has been written about in Parenting Magazine and Reform Judaism. She has articles in the Mitzvah of Healing, Jewish Lights: A Women’s Torah Commentary and A Woman’s Haftarah Commentary, Torat Hayim-Living Judaism, LifeLights: Surviving a Crisis or Tragedy, and Three Times Chai: 54 Rabbis Tell Their Favorite Stories.