Rabbi Ann Landowne was ordained on Mother's Day 2011 at Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion at Temple Emanu - El in New York, completing five years of rabbinical studies and a sixth year as a Mandel Rabbinical - Education Fellow. She received a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Literature and a Masters of Arts in Religious Education, and graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1979. Her capstone project at HUC -JIR was a curriculum for high school students, "God is In", and her rabbinical thesis was an analysis of the Israeli poet, Dahlia Ravikovitch, "On the Road There Stands a Man."
During rabbinical school Rabbi Landowne led High Holiday services at Hebrew Hospital Home in Valhalla, N.Y., Temple Sinai in Cranston, R.I., and at the Princeton Hillel. She served for two years, first as the education intern, and then as the rabbinical intern at Union Temple in Brooklyn, N.Y., and also as an intern at the Union for Reform Judaism, in the Department of Jewish Family Concerns. During her last year of rabbinical school, she completed the Multifaith Clinical Pastoral Education Program for Clergy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, a chaplaincy internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and a seminar at Auburn Theological Seminary in Religious Leadership in a Multifaith World.
Since ordination, Rabbi Landowne has served at Temple Beth El in Dubuque, Iowa, as their rabbi and educator, and as a consultation - liaison psychiatrist at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York. She has consulted to the New Rochelle School System and has taught at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, where she completed a non - clinical program in psychoanalysis.
Rabbi Landowne has many interests including Torah study, congregational life, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, nature, exercise and family. She participates in an ongoing Talmud study group with rabbinical colleagues from HUC. Rabbi Landowne is very happy to be joining Temple Beth-El and is looking forward to being a part of the wider community in Geneva and the surrounding areas.