Rabbi Amy Bernstein

Executive Committee Member

Rabbi Amy Bernstein is a rabbi at Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation in Pacific Palisades. Rabbi Bernstein is from Atlanta, Georgia and received her BA in English Literature and Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University where she also earned a certificate in Women’s Studies.

She attended the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia for her rabbinic training which included one year as a visiting graduate student at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

Rabbi Bernstein served as the rabbi of Temple Israel in Duluth, Minnesota for the last 13 years. As the only rabbi in the Northland Region Rabbi Bernstein represented the Jewish community to the greater Northland community. She served two terms as the President of the Arrowhead Interfaith Council and six years on the Board of Trustees of the College of St. Scholastica where she was also on the founding board of the Oreck/Alpern Interreligious Forum. She was a scholar in residence for the Jewish Chataqua Society and lectured widely throughout the Northland. Rabbi Bernstein also enjoys performing and recording as part of the vocal trio Three Altos.