Rabbi Rochelle Robins
Professor of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education
Rabbi Rochelle Robins earned her smicha at the New York campus of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1998. Her past employment has included serving as the rabbinic Staff Chaplain at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Supervisor of Pastoral Education and Co-coordinator of the Jewish Hospice Program at Samaritan Hospice of So. New Jersey. Rabbi Robins is a certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE, Inc.). Rabbi Robins is Co-founder and the Executive Director of Bat Kol, an organization that began as Jerusalem’s first feminist yeshiva. Bat Kol has expanded its mission to include interfaith coalition building and health care education in the United States. Whether Rabbi Robins is teaching text, assisting patients and family members, training chaplains, or administrating Bat Kol projects, healing and wholeness is at the heart of her rabbinate.