Mindy Portnoy

Mindy Portnoy

Adjunct Rabbi Mindy Portnoy was a rabbi with Temple Sinai for 25 years, and is now Rabbi Emerita. She was previously Director of the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation at American University, and an originator and former national co-coordinator of the Women’s Rabbinic Network. Rabbi Portnoy, a graduate of Yale University, was ordained in June 1980 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, where she also received an MA in Hebrew literature. She was among the pioneers for women in the rabbinate. Among her various publications are five children’s books, including Ima on the Bima: My Mommy is a Rabbi. She has taught at American University, our Adult Institute, the Beth El Sisterhood’s Rosh Chodesh program, and at other local venues.