Rabbi Edythe Mencher, LCSW, serves on the faculty at the URJ, offering consultation to congregations, lay leaders, educators and clergy on creating caring
communities that address the concerns of individuals and families. Rabbi Mencher writes for Reform Judaism Magazine and presents regularly on issues
related to leadership development, spirituality, health and family life at congregations, schools and organizations throughout North America. She recently
served as Rabbinic Consultant to UJA Federation of New York in developing programming for congregations relating to mental health issues and wellness.
Prior to her ordination she was a member of the faculty of New York Hospital's Department of Psychiatry and a child and adolescent therapist at the Jewish
Board of Family and Children's Services.
Rabbi Mencher was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) in 1999. She received certification from the Westchester Center
for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in 1989 and currently serves on the faculty of the Training Institute. She earned her Master of Social
Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work.