Rabbi Megan Brudney

Rabbi Megan Brudney is proud to serve Temple Beth El with a particular focus on youth and young families. She enjoys building community through the study and performance of diverse Jewish texts, from Torah to contemporary poetry to cookbooks. Rabbi Brudney particularly finds inspiration in studying traditional Jewish law and applying its wisdom to today’s Reform context. 

A songleader with over thirteen years of experience, Rabbi Brudney has previously worked as a spiritual counselor at Beit T’Shuvah (a Jewish rehabilitation center for addictions in Los Angeles, CA), and has interned at Kavana (Seattle, WA), Temple Sinai (Atlanta, GA), and Shir Ami (Castro Valley, CA). Prior to her rabbinic studies, Megan lived in Washington, DC, where she worked for PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values. Megan hails from Athens, Georgia—the home of the Georgia Bulldogs—and holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University, as well as a master's from the Hebrew Union College. Rabbi Brudney is tremendously excited to be here building her home in the greater Detroit area.