Rabbi Beryl Padorr Talk

Join us for a personal story told by Rabbi Beryl Padorr: “High Heels on the Bima.”

Rabbi Padorr will be speaking at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at The Atriums, 7300 W. 107th Street Overland Park, KS 66212.

About Rabbi Padorr

Rabbi Beryl Padorr works as Shared Vision Coordinator at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah. She has served as a Resident Chaplain for two years at Research Medical Center, and as a chaplain at Children’s Mercy Hospital and taught a class for the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

Rabbi Padorr previously served as the Rabbi and Religious School Director for Temple B’nai Hayim in the Los Angeles area, and on the Board of Rabbis of Southern California.

She served as Rabbi for Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Des Moines, Iowa where she was called upon to offer prayer for the House of Representatives at the State Capitol, and sang with the Java Jews Klezmer Band at the Iowa State Fair. She also served on the Des Moines Jewish Federation Board of Directors, and participated in interfaith services and events. She taught in the Des Moines Jewish Community Religious School, and conducted Yizkor and other holiday services at the Jewish Life Center.

Rabbi Padorr received her ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies form American Jewish University as well as both a Master of Arts in Rabbinics and a Master of Arts in Education from the Fingerhut School of Education.

A long-time resident of the Kansas City area and a mother of three married children and three grandchildren, Rabbi Padorr graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri with a degree in Education and an emphasis in English. She continued her postgraduate studies in communications, journalism and education before entering the graduate programs at American Jewish University.

Outside of the synagogue, Rabbi Padorr enjoys running, Pilates, Zumba, scuba diving, pottery, and reading by the ocean. She holds a strong commitment to community, ma’asim tovim – a life of good deeds, and teaching the joy and love of Torah.