Rabbinic Intern Tova Leibovic Douglas
Tova Leibovic Douglas is a native Angelino, in her fifth year at the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University. She is currently the Rabbinic Intern and teacher for the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program and has helped develop Jewish programming for the students and alumni of the program.
Tova was previously a Rabbinic Intern at Sinai Temple, and focused on developing and coordinating Beit Bracha, a community program for children with special needs. She has also served as an educator in a variety of communities including Camp Ramah, IKAR, Temple Aliyah, and Valley Beth Shalom. Tova is an alumna of the NewGround: Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change Fellowship. Prior to rabbinical school, Tova was an Education Specialist and worked in public school settings as a teacher and behavioral therapist. She graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Jewish Women’s’ Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University.
Tova is committed to imparting egalitarianism and equality for all and is honored to spend the High Holidays with the Kol Shofar community. She looks forward to learning, growing and building together. She is married to Austin Douglas and they are parents to Eve Meora, who is teaching them the art of living in the moment.