Our Clergy

Rabbi Stacy L. Petersohn is presently serving as the Rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El Israel in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She accepted the pulpit in early July, 2017.


Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Rabbinical Program, 2011-2017

  • Masters of Art in Hebrew Letters, 2014
  • Rabbis Without Borders Student Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Rabbinic Thesis: Text Immersion on Tractate Ta’anit, 2017

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Rhea Hirsch School of Education, 2014-2015

  • Masters of Art in Jewish Education, 2015

University of San Francisco, 2005-2009

  • Bachelors of Art in Performing Arts and Social Justice
  • Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice Minor
  • Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit participant, 2008
  • Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Semester Abroad, University College of Dublin, Ireland
  • International Student Leadership Program in Music, Austria, Czech Republic, and Italy
  • Summer Theater Program, Peru


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 2016-2017

Rabbinic Intern
  • Developed and implemented a plan for social media engagement through Facebook, Instagram, Orgsync, and email.
  • Create and organize events for Jewish student life on campus, e.g. High Holiday meals and services, monthly Shabbat programs, daily events in the sukkah.
  • Collaborate with other departments and groups for interfaith and intercultural experiences, including a Shabbat service and communal dinner in honor of Ignatian Heritage Month with Resident ministries.
  • Designed and taught a four class course entitled “Dangerous Women of the Talmud”.
  • Led weekly Shabbat evening and morning services incorporating elements of storytelling, art appreciation therapy, and Torah study
  • Facilitated daily pastoral visits with residents and short term patients in the Acute Psychiatric Unit and Rehabilitation Unit.