Rabbi Elana completed her studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles in 2022, and most recently worked as a Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, CA. Rabbi Elana has worked at numerous synagogues throughout greater Los Angeles and as a student rabbi in Yakima, Washington. She also spent a summer working as a Chaplain Intern at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rabbi Elana spent every summer at URJ camp OSRUI in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin beginning in fifth grade. She loved summers in Wisconsin so much that she attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison (Go Badgers!), where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Community and Nonprofit Leadership and Modern Hebrew. She earned her Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR in 2019, and a second Master’s in Jewish Education in 2020.