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Rabbi Iah Pillsbury (she/they) is honored to serve as the rabbi of Temple Beit Torah. Rabbi Pillsbury is an artist, activist, teacher, and builder. They teach and guide groups of all ages, lead shabbat and holiday services, officiate and prepare folks for all life-cycle ceremonies, engage in community building and organizing, and produce ketubot and other ritual text and artifacts. Rabbi Pillsbury is deeply committed to tikkun olam, repairing the world, and building healthier communities and relationships to community. She serves on the board of Family Promise Colorado Springs and is co-chair of Colorado Springs Faith Table.

Before becoming the rabbi of Temple Beit Torah, Rabbi Pillsbury served a variety of communities all over Ohio-- from college campuses to retirement homes, reform congregations to humanist, in academic settings and communal settings. Rabbi Pillsbury graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

In their spare time, Rabbi Pillsbury enjoys hiking with her wife Anna and spending time with their amazing cat. She is overjoyed to be here in Colorado Springs, helping you make your world and our world a better more meaningful place.

Rabbi Pillsbury is available most Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays to meet in person or on zoom. Email them to set up a time to chat.
Leah Rachlis (Education Director) has been a part of the Temple Beit Torah community and religious school since the early days, when they were still a traveling community of Reform Jews! They raised their children at TBT and volunteered on many different levels over the years. In 2021, Leah stepped in to the role of Education Director, which includes heading up the Religious School and working with Rabbi Pillsbury on other educational initiatives.

Outside of temple activities, Leah is an artist and community activist, volunteering with organizations that are meaningful to them. Leah and her wife Lydia enjoy their three crazy dogs, and time spent with their growing family.

Board of Directors

We'll be updating this section soon to introduce you to the wonderful people who serve on our board of directors.


Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784