Pamela received rabbinic ordination and an M.A. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1993. Believing the essential meaning of rabbi is “my teacher,” she strives to help individual students reach their potential and she has taught students of all ages in churches, colleges, community centers, mosques, retreat centers, schools, summer camps, and synagogues. As an artist, she often incorporates creative expression and message-driven art in her teaching of teens and adults. Pamela is an alumna of Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders and LEAP fellowships, and a member of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Clergy Advisory Group at MACoM: Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah. Deeply committed to social justice, Pamela is an activist and volunteer in the LGBTQ community, working with SOJOURN and Georgia Equality, as well as an advocate for racial justice and equality, working with Faith in Public Life, Compassionate Atlanta and the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta. She is the author of Found in Translation: Common Words of Uncommon Wisdom, and is currently working on a collection of creative nonfiction that includes stories and poems about her 25+ years as a parent and rabbi. In addition to attending Spiritual Poetry Writing classes, she spends her free time reading novels, solving crossword puzzles, and taking walks with her spouse and their two canine companions.