CLAL Faculty

Rabbi Jill Hammer

Rabbi Jill Hammer is the author of The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons (a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award), and Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women.  She is the director of Tel Shemesh, a website and community celebrating and creating Jewish rituals related to the earth, and the co-founder of Kohenet, a program in innovative Jewish women's spiritual leadership.  A renowned adult educator, Rabbi Hammer is an instructor at CLAL, the Academy for Jewish Religion, Nehirim, and the JCC in Manhattan. She teaches around the country on ancient and contemporary midrash, the Jewish calendar, ritual, mysticism, and other subjects.  Rabbi Hammer is a poet and essayist and has been published in journals, anthologies, and newspapers such as the Jewish Spectator, Lilith, Zeek, Best Jewish Writing 2002, and the Jewish Week.  She has been the editor of Living Text: The Journal of Contemporary Midrash, and Journey.

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