Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe

rabbi larger A native of Los Angeles,CA. Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe was ordained by Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a B.A in Jewish Studies from the American Jewish University formerly known as the University of Judaism and an M.A. in Hebrew Letters from HUC. Rabbi Dubowe has served several synagogues including Thousand Oaks, CA, Hollywood, CA and in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Currently, she is serving as the rabbi for the Moses Montefiore Congregation in Bloomington, Illinois.

Since Rabbi Dubowe’s arrival during the summer of 2015, she has played an active role as the spokesperson on behalf of the small but vibrant Jewish community in Bloomington. Rabbi Dubowe serves as the chair of the Faith and Outreach committee associated with the Not In Our Town organization. Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Besides serving the rabbinate full-time, Rabbi Dubowe offers her time to the greater Jewish Deaf Community. This community has a special place in Rabbi Dubowe’s life as she is the first female Deaf Rabbi ordained in the world. She has been a Scholar in Residence at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, Congregation Emanu- El, San Francisco and at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, NYC. Rabbi Dubowe has spoken at numerous synagogues and JCCs throughout the country, written various articles and led webinars about the importance of inclusion within the Jewish community. Rabbi Dubowe is married to Michael Dubowe. Together they have two daughters, Rachel, who is studying at HUC Los Angeles for her MA in Jewish Education and Arielle who is studying agriculture and marketing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Email: mmtrabbi@gmail.com

Past Rabbis (partial list)

Lynn Goldstein 2012 – 2015
Paul Kaplan 1999 – 2012
Ted Gordon 1997 – 1999
John Spiro 1993 – 1997
Cliff Librach 1986 – 1993
T. Gershon Blackmore 1982 – 1986
Tom Louchheim (Student) 1980’s
David Kudan (Student) 1980’s Ord.1987
Jeff Elson 1975 Funerals of Ethal Cohen, 1978 funeral of Fredrick Cohen 1977 Kate Samuels
Jon Konheim 1972 – 1975
Roy Walter (student) Ordained in 1970
 Barton Lee (student)
Ordained in 1970
 Albert Lewis  1960’s – 1972
 G. George Fox
Gerald Schuster Funerals in 1964,1965,1968,1969
Julius Hyatt (Of Peoria) Funeral 1959
 Harold Kudan
1950’s or 1960’s (Ordained in 1959) Funerals of Goldie Seltzer 1959,Willard Udwin 2/1968, Edith Udwin 5/1968
Moses Landau at least 1956-1957
L. Josephson 1949 funeral
Ulrick B. Steuer At least 1943 – resigned effective September 1 1948
B. Markowitz 1935/26 (funeral of Emile Mandel Bachrach)
Frederic Amster Doppelt (Student)  Ordained 5/30/1931
 Battenheimer/Battingheimer/Bottigheimer  (Of Peoria) 1916 (FrankTick) 1927 Funeral, 1930 Feuneral (Lee Sycle)
Emden (“of Othodox Jewish Church of eoria) Samuel Tick Funeral 1929
Schumner (Maybe of Abas Israel) 1916 ( Fanny Tick Obit Rabbi Schumner of this city)
Messing (Of Peoria,IL & Montgomery, Al.)  1897-1911
Fox 1908 Funeral
Charles S. Levy ( Peoria, Il 1900-1903
“A Rabbi from Chicago will Probably conduct the Funeral.” 1899
Cadden/Cotten Beginning April 1883

Emigrated From Germany to be Rabbi In Bloomington, Il. Twenty – five years old. Eighteen Jewish Families.  Reference in Schwarzman obit of Rabbi Cadden from Lafayette, Ind.

Calisch (of Peoria, Il.)                                                           Funeral of Rose Woolner