Rabbi Jessica Wainer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish studies from Indiana University – Bloomington, a Master of Education with a specialization in Judaic Studies from Xavier University, a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institution of Religion (HUC-JIR), and Rabbinic Ordination from HUC-JIR.

Originally from outside of Chicago, Rabbi Wainer served as a student rabbi and rabbinical intern in West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Rabbi Wainer has worked with people of all ages, and brings all that she has learned from her various educational experiences to NVHC. Rabbi Wainer focuses her work primarily on Kehilat Limmud, Tamid, our youth groups, and our Lifelong Learning program.  Additionally, she provides Clergy and Pastoral support to the NVHC congregation.