Laura Geller Net Worth

February 6, 2023
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Laura Geller was born on 21 April 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is known to the general public because she is a rabbi, just the third woman in the US to be so ordained, and the first to actually run a synagogue. Geller now serves in the Emanuel Temple in Beverly Hills. The rabbi was ordained in 1975 and has been serving since then.

How much is the net worth of Laura Geller? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of rabbi Geller’s wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in late 2017.

Laura Geller Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, the girl was raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, before at the age of 15, Laura alongside her family changed their living place to New York City. She was educated at the Dalton School, and then enrolled at Brown University, from where she graduated in 1971. Geller was subsequently ordained by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in 1975.

Initially, she worked at the University of Southern California. In 1990, she began working as a director at the American Jewish Congress, a South East Pacific branch where she founded the AJ Congress Feminist Centre, which became the model for other Jewish feminist organizations in the US. Since 1994, she has been a rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, California. Concurrently, she also taught at the University of Southern Utah, the Wexner Fellows Program and the Wexner Heritage Foundation during the late ‘90s and into the new millennium.

On 25th June 2004, she conducted a Sabbath service in Beit Warsaw, which allowed members of this community also to use the sabura sidur of their own. She has served on the Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College since 2008, and in 2010, she appeared in the documentary “Kol Ishah: The Rabbi is a Woman” directed by Hannah Heer, further expanding her popularity and her net worth.

Laura Geller is also an author, having written the articles “Rediscovering Regina Jonas: The First Woman Rabbi”, and “Women Rabbis and Feminism: On Our Way to the Promised Land”, which have been published in the book “The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate”, in 2016.

It is worth saying that Laura Geller has been widely recognised and honoured. In 2000, she was named in the One Hundred Older Seniors of the Last Century at Brown University, and in 2007 one of the 50 Individuals Who Are Saying or Making Differences in the Way Jews in America see themselves (and who) have left their mark. The Forward also named her one of the 50 Most Influential Rabbi Women in America.

Finally, in the personal life of the rabbi, Laura Geller is married to Richard A. Siegel, with whom she has a son and daughter, and they are also foster parents to two children: Andrew and Ruth Siegel.

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