Heidi Hoover is the rabbi of Temple Beth Emeth v’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek, a Reform synagogue in Brooklyn, NY. She was ordained in 2011 by the Academy for Jewish Religion (New York) and holds a Master’s in Jewish Studies from Gratz College. She is a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, for which she blogs monthly, and has been profiled in The New York Times. Before rabbinical school, she had a career in publishing technology as a consultant and trainer. Rabbi Hoover seeks to model a Judaism that is open, joyful, and also sustaining in hard times. She teaches and empowers people to wrestle with Judaism as a living tradition, and make it their own. She and her husband live in Brooklyn with their two daughters, and love to sing karaoke, watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and go to see musical theater.