Spiritual Leadership at Congregation Havurim

Congregation Havurim offers services led by both students at local rabbinical schools and lay-leaders trained in Reform Jewish services.


Dr Esther Jilovsky currently serves as our Rabbi (Student):

Dr Jilovsky is a third-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. In addition to serving as the Student Rabbi of Congregation Havurim, she also is the Rabbinic Intern of Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills, CA.

Dr Jilovsky is a widely published scholar and author, including two books, Remembering the Holocaust: Generations, Witnessing and Place, and In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation, both inspired by her experience as a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. She also writes Torah commentary for the 929 English website.

Dr Jilovsky graduated with her PhD in German Studies from the University of London and has a Masters in Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford.


Please join us for services with Rabbi Esther on the second Friday of each month!