I Am Here Because. . .
For over a decade, I have deeply enjoyed and appreciated being a spiritual leader at TAE. It is a privilege to be part of the “aha” moments in people’s lives… the times when they experience joy or sorrow and the occasions when they reach out for connection, either individually or as a community. I see TAE as a dynamic community where each and every person can create lifelong friendships and a deep understanding of and connection with Judaism. It is most gratifying to work with my fellow clergy and leaders at TAE to create a sacred place where people know they are welcome, where they can feel secure and have the freedom to express themselves.
My Favorite Things
When I am not at the synagogue, I usually spend most of time with my two loving daughters, Rachel and Arielle, along with my husband, Michael. We enjoy taking nature walks with our two Labrador dogs, Jake and Pismo. I love to cook and try new recipes, practice yoga and read historical fiction.
Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe joined Temple Adat Elohim in 1997, following her tenure at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick, N.J., where she served as Associate Rabbi for four years. A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Dubowe was ordained by Hebrew Union College – Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the University of Judaism and an M.A. in Hebrew Letters from HUC. Currently, Rabbi Dubowe serves on the board of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, the national Reform women rabbis’ organization. Previously, she served on the board of the RAIN Project, the transitional shelter for homeless families, in Camarillo. Rabbi Dubowe is deeply committed to serving the spiritual and educational needs of this congregation. In addition to her rabbinic responsibilities and dedication to the entire Temple family, Rabbi Dubowe focuses her attention on overseeing the Temple’s youth programs, coordinating its adult education programs, and teaching B’Nai Mitzvah students. Rabbi Dubowe is married to Michael Dubowe and they have two lovely daughters, Rachel and Arielle.