Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser

Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser (she/her) was ordained in 1993 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. She has worked in congregations, at Jewish summer camps, and at Emory University’s Center for Israel Education. She is currently the part-time rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville, GA, while working full time as the manager of the URJ’s 21-week Introduction to Judaism program. She also serves as the president of Interfaith Atlanta. She is an executive member of the Atlanta Jewish Community Relations Council. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys hiking, travelling, and trying out new recipes on unsuspecting Sabbath dinner guests.

Embracing Divine Imperfection

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser

On the way home from school one day, my then five-year-old son asked me, "Mom, if nobody's perfect and all people are made in the image of God, doesn't that mean that God isn't perfect?" His question then, and even now, is not easy to answer.