A creative, compassionate, and personable Reform Rabbi
Rabbi Cassi Kail was ordained in 2011 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also received a Masters in Jewish Literature. For the first eight years of her rabbinate, Rabbi Kail served as a congregational rabbi in New York. In July of 2019, she moved to California to serve as the Rabbi of Temple Beth El in San Pedro. Rabbi Kail is a proud member of the San Pedro Faith Consortium. Previously, she served on the steering committees of InterFaith Matters, Reform Jewish Voice and the Empire State Anti-Poverty Initiative of the Mohawk Valley. While in Seminary, she co-founded a young egalitarian minyan called The Wandering Jews of Astoria, serving unaffiliated Jews in their 20s and 30s. Rabbi Kail is passionate about worship, Israel, interfaith work, and supporting people on their individual Jewish journeys. She loves teaching people of all ages, singing, and playing guitar. Rabbi Kail and her husband, Josh are proud parents of their children, Noam and Talia.