Shoshana Leis


Our rabbi, Shoshana Leis, recently served as Director of Youth and Family Education at Romemu, a start-up synagogue in New York City. Prior to this, she served for seven years as rabbi (with her husband, Rabbi Ben Newman) at Har Shalom Center for Jewish Living in Ft. Collins, CO.

A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Dartmouth College, she also studied at St. Petersburg University, the Conservative Yeshiva, and the Drisha Institute for Jewish Studies.

Rabbi Leis lives in Dobbs Ferry with her husband and two children, Ari and Isaiah. She loves to be in nature (always up for a nature walk!) and returning to her second homeland- Colorado.

Listen to the Rabbi’s podcast, Four Worlds Torah on Apple Podcasts.

Email Rabbi Leis at

Recent Posts

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