RABBI GILA CAINE
Born and raised in Jerusalem Rabbi Caine graduated the Hebrew University with an M.A in Contemporary Judaism and received her rabbinic ordination at the HUC-JIR’s Israeli program in 2011. Her rabbinic thesis explored liturgical, spiritual, and ceremonial aspects of birth in Jewish tradition and contemporary practice. Stemming from that, as well as her years as volunteer at the Rape crisis center, Rabbi Caine is one of the founders of the Israeli rabbinic women’s group “B'not Dinah” – creating a female and feminist rabbinic tradition of healing after Sexual trauma.
She now serves as rabbi at Temple Beth Ora congregation in Edmonton, where is lives with her husband and children.
A transplanted American, I have been living in Edmonton for over four decades. My career has been spent in the not-for-profit sector with a particular emphasis on working within the Jewish community.
I am the proud mother of two sons, one who still calls Edmonton home and one who has returned to my roots in the States.