Rabbi Jaymee Alpert joined Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, CA, as Senior Rabbi in the
summer of 2018. She is passionate about Jewish life and strives to create a warm, inviting
atmosphere, where people from all backgrounds are welcome, and all questions are valid. She
cares deeply about interfaith, interdenominational, and community relations, and is an active
member of the Saratoga Ministerial Association and is on the board of the Addison-Penzak JCC.
Rabbi Alpert is interested in the connection between spirituality and physical activity. She has
created a Shabbat morning hiking service and is the co-creator of Neshama Body and Soul, a
practice that combines exercise with prayer, in order to help participants connect their physical
and spiritual lives.
Prior to moving to Northern California, Rabbi Alpert had spent a lifetime in the Northeast, most
recently serving Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel in Port Chester, NY. While in Port
Chester, she was the chaplain for the local Police and Fire Departments, member of the Port
Chester Board of Ethics, and past president of the Westchester Board of Rabbis. She is also a
Clal Rabbis Without Borders fellow.
Rabbi Alpert is a graduate of Brandeis University, holds master’s degrees in Jewish Education
and Jewish Women’s Studies, and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2003.