Rabbi Séverine Sokol joined Temple Sinai as our Rabbi on July 1, 2014, and has been with us for three years this summer.
Biography: Rabbi Séverine Sokol serves as Rabbi, Director of Education, and Cantorial Soloist for Temple Sinai, a Union for Reform Judaism affiliated congregation, that is part of the National Registry of Historic Places, located near beautiful Lake Maury in Newport News.
She originally hails from Lyon, France, and has worked as a Jewish communal professional in the United Kingdom, United States, and France since 1998.
Rabbi Sokol earned her Rabbinic Ordination, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from the Leo Baeck College-Center for Jewish Education in London. She was trained and certified as a Diaspora Senior Educator at the Hebrew University-Melton Centre for Jewish Education in Jerusalem and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Civilization from the Université Lumière Lyon II.
Her work has appeared in numerous publications in the United States and England including the Daily Press, RJ.com, and European Judaism.