Rabbi Sarah Hronsky
Rabbi Hronsky grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her family was very active in a small congregation. She became Bat Mitzvah, was President of her Youth Group, and confirmed at Temple Kol Am. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.
Rabbi Hronsky received her smicha (ordination) from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) of Los Angeles in May of 2003. While at HUC, she earned two master's degrees in 2001: one in Hebrew Letters and the other in Jewish Communal Service. A major focus of her rabbinic studies was the Jewish tradition's view of persons with disabilities. Rabbi Hronsky became a Rabbi of Temple Beth Hillel in July of 2003. She became Senior Rabbi in 2010. She brings energy and creativity to her congregation. Rabbi Hronsky's rabbinate is filled with teaching, counseling, and liturgical exploration. She is most honored to work directly with families through their joyous moments and their most difficult times. Rabbi Hronsky enjoys working in the local Jewish community by serving on the Southern California Executive Board of Rabbis and participating at the Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion's Los Angeles Campus.
Rabbi Hronsky is married to Yuri Hronsky, who is currently the Principal of Heschel West Middle School. They are the proud parents of three daughters, Chana Zoe, Eden Sivan and Josie Lily.