Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
Rabbi Jaymee Alpert joined Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel during the summer of 2005.
Rabbi Alpert is passionate about Jewish life and strives to create a
warm, inviting atmosphere, where people from all backgrounds are
welcome, and all questions are valid.
During her time at KTI, Rabbi Alpert has become a regular participant
in Westchester inter-religious dialogue, as well as a member of the
Westchester Board of Rabbis. She is also a member of the Rabbinical
Assembly and serves as a chaplain for the Port Chester Fire Department.
Prior to coming to KTI, Rabbi Alpert spent two years serving as
Assistant Rabbi and subsequently as Acting Senior Rabbi at The Jewish
Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Rabbi Alpert trained to become a rabbi
at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she was ordained
in May 2003.
While studying at JTS, Rabbi Alpert taught and served various
synagogues as a cantorial soloist; she also was a chaplain at Beth
Israel Hospital in Manhattan. Rabbi Alpert spent two years as a student
rabbi, traveling to Congregation Beth Israel in Biloxi, Mississippi, on
a monthly basis. There, at the only Conservative synagogue in
Mississippi, she led prayer services, officiated at lifecycle events,
and taught adults and children of all ages.
Rabbi Alpert received her Master’s degree in Jewish Women’s Studies
from The Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2006. She also holds a
Master’s Degree in Jewish Education, which she received from Hebrew
College in 1998, where she was the valedictorian of her class. Her
Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University is in French Language and
Rabbi Alpert lives in Port Chester with her husband Danny Kischel and
their dog Monte. Having grown up in the Boston area, they are still
loyal Red Sox fans.