4 Questions with…Our 2024 Graduates: Chel Mandell

With our 2024 Ordination-Graduation ceremony approaching, we are highlighting members of the graduating class. Click here to see all of the posts in this series.

Today we’re talking with Rabbinic Ordinee Chel Mandell.

1) With the ceremony approaching, what emotions are you feeling?



2) What is one learning from your Academy experience that you will take with you after graduation?

AJRCA has taught me that part of rabbinical work is learning how to be in a community with and learn with all kinds of people from different backgrounds. This is key to spiritual work and growth.


3) If you could go back in time and tell your pre-AJRCA self one thing, what would that be?

Be ready to endure a pandemic and a war in Israel and Palestine while studying to be a rabbi.


Congratulations Chel!

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