Rabbi Jessica Minnen
Director of Jewish Learning

Jessica Minnen is the Resident Rabbi and Director of Programs at OneTable. She is a sought after educator who has led workshops for Hebrew Union College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hillel, Pardes, Hazon, Jewish Federations of North America, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, Limmud, Slingshot, Moishe House, Reboot, Birthright Israel, Honeymoon Israel, Rabbis Without Borders, the JCC in Manhattan, and the UJA-Federation of New York, as well as numerous synagogues and smaller communal organizations from Berkeley to the Berkshires. Originally from Paducah, Kentucky, she is an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis, the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Paideia: The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Baltimore Hebrew University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Featured Writing

Repetition is Practical, Repetition is Spiritual

“Judaism has never been something that someone else can do for you. It’s DIY to the core.” – for the Jewish Journal

The Real Meaning Of Hanukkah

“If you quit learning about Hanukkah as soon as you escape Hebrew School, you never get to the good stuff.” – for the Forward

True Price of Jewish Engagement

“It takes money to create and sustain Jewish community, but the costs are not solely monetary.” – for eJewishPhilanthropy