Rabbi Felicia L. Sol

Born in 1971, Rabbi Sol was raised in Connecticut.  Following her graduation from Tufts University, where she received a BA in Developmental Psychology and Education she received an MA degree in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.  During the course of her studies she spent a year at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem.  She received her Masters of Hebrew Letters in 1996 and rabbinic ordination in 1999 from HUC-JIR in New York City. 

While engaged in studies at HUC-JIR in New York, Rabbi Sol began her involvement with Congregation B’nai Jeshurun as the Family and Youth Director, a position in which she served for three years. It was at this time that Rabbi Sol produced and edited Pnei Shabbat, B’nai Jeshurun’s family’s prayerbook. She also edited B’nai Jeshurun’s Zimrat Yah: Prayers and Songs for Shabbat and Festivals.  Following ordination, she became a Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellow at B’nai Jeshurun, serving in that position for two years and studying under the mentorship of Rabbis J. Rolando Matalon and Marcelo Bronstein.  In 2001, Rabbi Sol joined her teachers, Rabbi Bronstein and Matalon in their rabbinic partnership. 

Rabbi Sol received the 2005 PaceSetter Award, nominated by Councilwoman Gale Brewer and presented by the New York City Council and was also honored by Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps in 2006 as a Partner in Justice.  She currently serves on the Board of Bend the Arc and the Seasons Fund.

She lives in NYC with her son, Aiden and daughter, Sivan.