Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham
Core Semikha, Class of 2017
Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham feels blessed to have the privilege of living her two callings as both a doctor and a member of the Orthodox clergy. Rabba Carmella’s passion for teaching Torah and Talmud has been reflected in her teaching in both formal and informal settings ranging from the Drisha Community Beit Midrash and JOFA conferences to Jewish community centers and college Hillels. She developed and co-taught the Women’s Health and Niddah curriculum at Maharat utilizing her clinical medical experience.
While at Maharat, Rabba Carmella interned at the Hillels of Westchester, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Chaplaincy Program and served as a Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Created Equal Seminar Fellowship.
Rabba Carmella cofounded and serves as Gaba’it of Shira Chadasha of White Plains and has served as Gaba’it of the Women’s Tefilla of the Hebrew Institute of White Plains. She tutors B’not Mitzvah, and assists families in planning meaningful s’machot.
Rabba Carmella earned her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She practiced at the Women’s Health Program, where she held a dual appointment in Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently works in Oncology Medical Affairs for pharma. Rabba Carmella is married to physician Dr. Steven Kubersky and has three children.
Rabba Carmella serves as a community educator in Westchester, New York and the larger Jewish community.