ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

P.O. Box 35118
Philadelphia, PA 19128
215.247.9700 (phone)
215.247.9703 (fax)


SooJi Min-Maranda

Executive Director
215.247.9700 ext. 240
soojim (at)

Rabbi Marcia Prager

Dean & Director of ALEPH Ordination Program
ordination (at)

Ming Shem Lu

Ordination Program Administrator
215.247.9700 ext. 210
ming (at)

Lynda Simons

Manager of Finance
215-247-9700 ext. 250
lynda (at)

Stephanie Bello

Events Manager
215.247.9700 ext. 260
stephanie (at)

Nora Chernov

Program and Event Coordinator
215.247.9700 ext. 220
nora (at)

Program Directors


R. Shefa Gold and Rachmiel O’Regan (at) 

Embodying Spirit En-Spiriting Body

R. Diane Elliot
diane.elliot (at)
Rabbi Diane is currently on sabbatical.



Kallah Support
215.247.9700 ext. 230
kallah (at)

Military and Prison Chaplains Requests for kosher food, holiday supplies, and social services should be referred to the unrelated Aleph Institute.

Meet Our Board

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