Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez

Core Semikha, Class of 2018

Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez is passionate about helping Jewish communal organizations be more intentional - more intentionally Jewish, more intentionally diverse, more intentionally equitable.

Melissa is currently the Manager of the Jewish Camp Initiative at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and serves on the Clergy Advisory Group for MACoM (Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah) and the leadership team for Limmud Southeast. She is also amongst the first cohort of women in the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta’s ACT: Agents of Change Training.

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 previously worked for JEWISHcolorado, JCC Manhattan, Hillel International, and Global Day of Jewish Learning.)

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