Rabbi Jaymee Alpert joined Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel during the summer of 2005.
Rabbi Alpert is passionate about Jewish life and strives to create a warm, inviting atmosphere, where people from all backgrounds are welcome, and all questions are valid.
During her time at KTI, Rabbi Alpert has become a regular participant in Westchester inter-religious dialogue, as well as a member of the Westchester Board of Rabbis. She is also a member of the Rabbinical Assembly and serves as a chaplain for the Port Chester Fire Department.
Prior to coming to KTI, Rabbi Alpert spent two years serving as Assistant Rabbi and subsequently as Acting Senior Rabbi at The Jewish Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Rabbi Alpert trained to become a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she was ordained in May 2003.
While studying at JTS, Rabbi Alpert taught and served various synagogues as a cantorial soloist; she also was a chaplain at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. Rabbi Alpert spent two years as a student rabbi, traveling to Congregation Beth Israel in Biloxi, Mississippi, on a monthly basis. There, at the only Conservative synagogue in Mississippi, she led prayer services, officiated at lifecycle events, and taught adults and children of all ages.
Rabbi Alpert received her Master’s degree in Jewish Women’s Studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2006. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education, which she received from Hebrew College in 1998, where she was the valedictorian of her class. Her Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University is in French Language and Literature.
Rabbi Alpert lives in Port Chester with her husband Danny Kischel and their dog Monte. Having grown up in the Boston area, they are still loyal Red Sox fans.