Rabbi Segal is a visionary and transformational leader, currently serving as Rabbi of Aspen Jewish Congregation in Aspen, Colorado. In five growth-filled years in Aspen, Rabbi Segal spearheaded the creation of a new system for recruitment, welcoming and retention of members, leading to a 65% increase in annual new members. She partnered with the congregation’s lay leadership to reinvent the role of the Board and committees. A gifted teacher, Rabbi Segal’s adult education classes were a highlight of the congregational calendar. And her connection with children and teens is unmistakable; under her leadership, post-B’nai Mitzvah retention increased from 15% to 60%.
As Co-President of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, Rabbi Segal is a national leader of the Reform Movement, playing a central role in addressing some of the most complex issues facing our community. She co-created a landmark Family and Medical Leave Policy & Resource that is being used throughout, and beyond, the Reform Movement.
Rabbi Segal was selected for the Balfour Bricker Social Justice Fellowship from the Religious Action Center, and the Clergy Leadership Fellowship from CLAL and Hazon. She is currently completing an Executive Scholar program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
Before Aspen, Rabbi Segal served as Associate Rabbi at Temple Jeremiah in suburban Chicago where she provided leadership to a 900-member congregation.
Rabbi Segal officially joins Temple Chai as Senior Rabbi on July 1, 2022.
Kelly Chaet joined the Temple Chai ECC staff in 2017 as an infant room teacher and stepped into the role of ECC Administrative & Operations Manager in May 2022.
Kelly is from Tucson, AZ. She went to the U of A, then Graduate school in California where she got her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She worked in the Adult mental health field for 11 years in Phoenix, prior to joining the team at Temple Chai.
Both of Kelly’s sons attended the Temple Chai ECC from infant thru pre-k, and she felt very accepted and quickly became close with the staff and community. Kelly loves working with preschool-age children, and working at Temple Chai has become her happy place. She enjoys learning new ways to help children learn and witnessing their learning journey.
Kelly is currently enrolled in the B’nai Mitzvah class at Temple Chai. She has been married to her husband Steven for 14 years. They have two kids in elementary school as well as two cats. Kelly loves kids, animals, music, reading, movies, and being outside.
Kelly can be reached at email@example.com.