Rabbi Janet Offel

Rabbi Janet Offel is the director of consulting and transition management in strengthening congregations at the Union for Reform Judaism. Prior to joining the URJ staff in July 2011, she served as the solo rabbi at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills, CA. She began her rabbinic career as the assistant rabbi at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles and has also served as an interim associate rabbi at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, CA. Rabbi Offel has served the broader Jewish community in positions including hospice chaplain, community rabbi, and curriculum consultant. She has served the Reform Movement in a number of capacities and has also been an adjunct lecturer in the religious studies department at California State University at Northridge.