Rabbi Esther Adler

Rabbi Adler has served as a rabbi at Mount Zion since 2000. She also serves part-time as Associate Chaplain at Hamline University. Rabbi Adler graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980 with a B.A. in Music. She was ordained as rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York in 1987. She has earned a Masters degree from Yale University in Rabbinic Literature and has knowledge of Hebrew, Aramaic, German, French, and Greek. She received her Doctor of Divinity degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2012. In the Twin Cities, before coming to Mount Zion, she served as rabbi at the Sholom Homes, interim rabbi Beth El Synagogue, and interim director of Jewish Life at Minneapolis Jewish Day School. She lives in Saint Paul with her husband Rob Lebowitz. They have five grown children.