Rabbi Rader is a Conservative Rabbi ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1999. As a pulpit rabbi with over 20 years of experience, she has become a respected expert in reframing synagogues for the next generation.
Rabbi Rader is the founder and senior rabbi of The Neshamah Institute. Neshamah was founded in 2011 by a core group of Jewish innovators to bring open-access Judaism to the South Florida Jewish community.
Neshamah specializes in:
inspiring Jewish holidays and Shabbat celebrations,
individualized, modern Jewish education
and meaningful, hands-on mitzvah work.
Rabbi Rader is grateful to the team of musicians, teachers and volunteers who have been her partners in cultivating Neshamah into a thriving, authentic, relevant, spiritual Jewish community.
Now entering its second decade, Neshamah is a congregation of 950 families, 5 clergy, 300 students and over 50 B’nai Mitzvah a year.
Rabbi Rader is married to Senator Kevin Rader. They are the grateful and amazed parents of Caleb, Ruby, Yael and Ezra.