Janine Jankovitz Pastor is entering her fourth year as a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. During rabbinical school she has served as rabbinic intern to Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, PA, leading Torah study and creating Shabbat services for families with children with special needs. She has worked as rabbinic intern to college students at West Chester University Hillel and also to elders at Paul’s Run Retirement Community. This past summer, Janine completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Phoebe Ministries. Before rabbinical school, she worked in Jackson, MS as an Education Fellow for The Institute of Southern Jewish Life. After Jackson, she moved to New Orleans, LA to work as the Education Director of Congregation Temple Sinai. Janine is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in Jewish Studies, English, and a certificate in Creative Writing. Janine loves reading for pleasure on Shabbat, spending time with her husband Steven and their fiesty chihuahua named Fitzgerald, and listening to music- especially from New Orleans!