Rabbi Becky Hoffman, Associate Rabbi & Religious School Director
Rabbi Becky Hoffman believes that education is an active and engaging experience. She remembers learning about Judaism best through camp and active engagement. This is what she strives to bring to her own educational experiences and to the Temple Kol Tikvah Religious School.
Rabbi Hoffman has extensive experience in Jewish education. She did her undergraduate work at the University of California at San Diego, majoring in Judaic Studies. She earned a Master’s Degree from the Fingerhut School of Jewish Education at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism) and rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College.
She brings a vast array of educational experiences to the profession. She worked in the informal setting as a consultant for the Union for Reform Judaism for synagogues to help create informal education programs. She taught in the formal classroom as a middle school teacher in Judaic Studies at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge. She has composed curriculum for various religious schools and taught in numerous settings, from second grade to high school. One of the most influential and invigorating positions that she holds is as a mentor to masters students in education at the Fingerhut School of Education. She finds that it is the one-on-one guidance that a teacher receives that helps to elevate the teaching experience.
Rabbi Hoffman is married to Rabbi Joshua Hoffman. They have 3 children, Ethan, Arianna, and Elizabeth.