Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez

Core Semikha, Class of 2018

Scholten-Gutierrez

Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez is an engaging Jewish educator, dynamic programmer, and passionate community builder. She works to ensure that our Jewish communal organizations are more intentional - more intentionally Jewish, more intentionally diverse, more intentionally equitable.

Rabba Melissa is currently serving as the Manager of the Jewish Camp Initiative at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the Clergy Advisory Chair for MACoM (Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah). She was also amongst the first cohort of women in the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta’s ACT: Agents of Change Training and is now a trustee. (Rabba Melissa is also involved in a number of other local, regional, and national projects.)

Rabba Melissa received semikha (rabbinic ordination) from Yeshivat Maharat in 2018 and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 2006. She has also learned intensively at Nishmat and Pardes in Jerusalem and worked for JEWISHcolorado, JCC Manhattan, Hillel International, and Global Day of Jewish Learning.

Available Writings

Title
Type
Category
Topic
Year
Abortion is a Religious Right
In the News
February 16, 2021
Life, Death, or Both?
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Chayei Sarah
2017/5778
Save the World - Together
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Pinchas
2017/5777
Memories and Journeys
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Devarim
2019/5779
Arba Minim, Arba Devarim
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Sukkot / Simkhat Torah
2017/5778
Love, Light and Latkes
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Chanukah
2018/5779
Celebrating Unity: How the Four Mitzvot Bring Us Together
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Purim
2016/5776
International Women's Talmud Day - Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez
Multimedia
Video Divrei Torah
2020/5780
From the Beit Midrash to the Boardroom - An Exploration of Jewish Leadership
Multimedia
Panels and Discussions
2018/5779
Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez - 2018 Yeshivat Maharat Semikha Ceremony
Multimedia
Graduations
Sixth Semikha Ceremony
June 18, 2018
Aseret Yemei Teshuva 5779/2018 - Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez '18
Multimedia; Holiday
Video Divrei Torah; Holiday
Rosh Hashana; Yom Kippur
2018/5779
Metzora and Mashiach
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Tazria; Metzora
2018/5778
A Chanukah Message from Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Chanukah
December 9, 2020
Framing Our Communal Grief
In the News
May 7, 2020

In the News

Title
Publication
Published
JWFA Wants to Capture Women’s COVID Stories
Atlanta Jewish Times
January 13, 2021