First female rabbi in Orlando


August 18, 2023

The Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando has recently welcomed Rabbi Rachael Jackson, her husband, Danyul and 9-year-old son, Adrian. Rabbi Jackson is the first female rabbi to serve in the Orlando community. She is not the only female rabbi now here. Rabbi Melissa Crespy accepted the position of full-time rabbi at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation shortly after Rabbi Jackson.

Jackson has been selected by congregation CRJ to replace Rabbi Steven Engle who served the congregation for over 27 years and has now retired.

Hailing from Hendersonville, N.C., Jackson served as the rabbi for c...

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