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Rabbi Stacey Blank serves as the rabbi of Congregation Shir Chadash, a Reform/Progressive Congregation in Tzur Hadassah, outside of Jerusalem. She also works with families and individuals from Israel and from abroad, performing life cycle events, mainly bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies and weddings but also accompanying families in times of mourning and remembrance, conversion, and ceremonies surrounding birth.

Rabbi Blank has served as the spiritual leader of the Reform/Progressive Congregation Darchei Noam in Ramat HaSharon (2007-2012), a mentor and recruiter of Rabbinical students in the Israeli and American Rabbinic programs at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, and the coordinator of relations between the North American youth movement BBYO and the Israeli youth movement Tzameret (2007-2011). She made aliyah to Israel in 2005 and has lived ever since in Jerusalem.

Prior to her ordination as a rabbi, she served Jewish communities all over the world including two years in Poland as a volunteer with the Joint Distribution Committee, as a student rabbi in California, South Africa, and Australia, two summers as the Services Coordinator of NFTY trips in Europe and Israel, and has led Pesach seders in Belarus as the co-founder of Hebrew Union College’s FSU Pesach Partnership.

She writes midrash and blessings, has led study through Bibliodrama and STorahtelling around Israel, and specializes in programming for children and families surrounding Shabbat and tikkun olam, especially Shabbat experiences in nature. She is proud to have grown up in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as to be the wife of Tamir, a human rights lawyer, and the mother of Yaron, Reut, and Raveh.