Our Rabbi and Rebbetzin

Rabbi Jay and Judy Shupack

 

Rabbi Jay comes to us after serving as the Rabbi for the Jewish
Community of Central Oregon for 20 years. He brings a passion
for all things Jewish, especially creating community, leading
song-filled spiritual and meaningful services, and supporting
families in times of joy and sadness. Rabbi Jay enjoys written
and spoken Hebrew, teaching about Jewish history, and
engaging in interfaith dialogue. He lived, worked, and studied
in Israel for 5 years. Rabbi Jay graduated cum laude from the
University of Arizona in 1977, received his MA in
Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Antioch University in 1980,
and was ordained by the Va’ad HaRabanim in New York in
2000.

Rebbetzin Judy is passionate about children, illuminating
Hebrew letters, gardening and yoga. She aspires to illustrate
Children’s books! She graduated from the University of
California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Fine Arts in 1974. Judy
completed graduate work at Cal State Northridge in Education
and Art Therapy in 1979. She has lived, worked, and studied in
Israel for 3 years. Judy has been a Jewish educator for over 43
years, and recently retired from 12 years in Alternative
education for the Bend La Pine School District.

Judy and Jay have been married for almost 40 years, have 3
amazing children and 2 outstanding grandsons! They are
hoping to grow and nurture the Jewish community of Yakima
and Kittitas Counties, with outreach to Tri-Cities and even
Wenatchee. They are looking forward to the next chapter in
their rabbinic journey!