Ilana B Grinblatt, Rabbi

Ilana Grinblat

Ilana B Grinblatt

Lecturer in Rabbinic Studies

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Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, M.A. in Rabbinics and Rabbinic Ordination, 2001
Brown University , B.A. with Honors, Religious Studies,  1996


Prior to joining the Ziegler faculty in 2003, Rabbi Grinblat taught Jewish Studies at Milken Community High School and served as rabbi of B’nai Ami Congregation in Chatsworth. Since becoming a member of the faculty, Rabbi Grinblat served as rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Long Beach, CA from 2002 to 2007 and rabbi of Temple Ner Ma’arav in Encino, CA from 2007 through 2009. She currently writes a column on parenting and the Torah portion at www.parentstorah.comwhich is featured on the websites of the Forward and the Jewish Journal. She is studying for her Ph.D. in rabbinic literature at U.C.L.A. 


“When You Least Expect,” Hanukkah posting for Maria Shriver’s Women’s conference Website, Dec 2009 

“The Real Hero: Yehuda Amichai’s Poetry as Midrash” in Each of Us Has a Name:Great Poets of Jewish Life (Los Angeles: Southern California Board of Rabbis, 2009)

“God in Midrash” in Bradley Shavit Artson and Deborah Silver, ed. Walking with God (Los Angeles, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, 2007).

“What Does God Want” in Dov Peretz Elkins, ed. Yom Kippur Readings. (Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005).

“Haftarah for Yom Kippur Morning” in Elyse Goldstein, ed. Women’s Haftarah Commentary. (Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004).

“Etz Chayim: A Tree of Life” in Book of Sermons. (New York: Jewish National Fund, 2003). Essay reprinted with new introduction in 2004.


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