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Jan Uhrbach


Rabbi Jan R. Uhrbach is the Rabbi of both the East 55th Street Conservative Synagogue in New York, and  the Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons in Sag Harbor.  She is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Professional and Pastoral Skills at the Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbinical School.  Rabbi Uhrbach has taught and served as scholar-in-residence at the Wexner Heritage Foundation, 92nd Street Y, the Skirball Center for Adult Learning, The Women’s League for Conservative Judiasm, and many synagogues.    Rabbi Uhrbach received her ordination from JTS, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and the recipient of academic prizes in theology, philosophy, Talmud, and professional skills.  Her essays have been published in Conservative Judaism and Sh’ma, and she is the author of an additional Hebrew/English verse for the traditional Shemini Atzeret prayer, “Tefillat Geshem,” which appears in Siddur Hadash:  A New Siddur for All Festival and Sabbath Services (Media Judaica, 2000).   She currently serves on the Machzor Committee of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly.   The rabbinate is Rabbi Uhrbach’s second career.  A graduate of Yale University (1985) and Harvard Law School (1988), Rabbi Uhrbach served as Law Clerk to Federal District Judge Kimba M. Wood.  She then joined the New York law firm of Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP, where she specialized in media litigation.  Rabbi Uhrbach became a partner of the firm in January, 1996.