Rabbi Elisheva Salamo
Jewish Studies Teacher

Rabbi Elisheva Salamo, a San Francisco native, “finds creating and growing community to be rich and exciting.” She holds a doctorate in Philosophy and a Masters in Science from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College, as well as an Ordination and Master of Hebrew Letters from the Reconstructionist and Rabbinical College. Personal connections mean a lot to her, and she hopes she has helped guide her students and congregations into deeper spiritual, intellectual, and joyful engagement with Judaism. A strong proponent of peace through understanding, she currently sits on the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council and participates in an ongoing interfaith Palestine/Israel discussion group. She is currently Director of Religious Education at Bet Sefer Chadash in San Francisco, and now joins the Jewish Studies Department where she hopes to share her love of animals, baking, textile art, and an abiding “love of learning.”